The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary since Confederation and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. By virtue of...Read More Understanding freedom of conscience
More and more people are beginning to learn that Canada’s Parliament Buildings squat on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg territory. Unceded refers to the fact that...Read More Is acknowledging Indigenous territory enough?
As Canadians celebrate 150 years of our history, policy-makers have set their sights on the needs of the next 150, including how to shape...Read More Supreme Court’s IP ruling encourages innovation
In late June, members of the Five Eyes (Canada, the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand) intelligence alliance convened in Ottawa. Alongside their routine...Read More Balancing privacy and security in the digital age
Secrecy, writes ethicist Sissela Bok, is about “deliberately withholding information.” In this respect, the antiquated 34-year-old Access to Information Act (ATI Act) has resulted...Read More Access to information law requires big reforms
Before Canada dives into its mandated review of the Copyright Act, it would be helpful to refresh our understanding of some key terms essential...Read More Reviewing copyright? Check the glossary.
Canada’s plan to legalize cannabis could bring with it an increase in law enforcement activity, arrests and jail time — and here’s why. Cannabis...Read More How legalizing pot could bring more arrests