We are deeply saddened and angered by the ongoing violence, racism and police brutality faced by our Black brothers and sisters. The recent killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade, and the brutality faced by Jacob Blake and countless others highlights the continued injustices faced by Black people. It is an indication ofContinue reading “Statement of Solidarity”
Nicole Paroyan JD Candidate 2021 Now that the federal election is over, it’s time to start talking again about provincial issues. Provincial governments in Ontario and Alberta are shutting down safe consumption sites, and they are doing so without taking into account the harmful impacts this action may have on women. Women are disproportionately representedContinue reading “Shutting Down Supervised Consumption Sites Harms Women”
Shervin Ghiami JD Candidate 2021 In the history of constitutional litigation in Canada, no section has been as unjustly ignored as s. 28. The section reads: “Notwithstanding anything in this Charter, the rights and freedoms referred to in it are guaranteed equally to male and female persons.” S. 28 was added to the Charter after women lobbiedContinue reading “Demanding a future for section 28 of the Charter”
Bianca Salive JD Candidate 2020 The scene: You are sitting at home in your pyjamas watching your favourite show. Your phone buzzes and you see a message from your friends: “Let’s go out tonight!” You know you are not leaving the house, but out of politeness, you want to avoid an abrupt “no.” So youContinue reading “When does “no” mean “no”?”
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