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Leases, Landlords & Liability

4/16/2019
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What do students (and landlords) need to know about renting, sublets and the legal implications of roommates? We get into the details with Queen's Legal Aid director Blair Crew.

Duration:00:18:47

Courts, consultation and controversy: revisiting the Duty to Consult

4/1/2019
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Did the Supreme Court of Canada contradict itself on Canada's Duty to Consult Indigenous people last October in its ruling on the Misikew Cree First Nation case? After the 2018 Trans Mountain decision, it might seem so. We break down the details of this Supreme Court decision with Hugo Choquette, the developer and Instructor of LAW 202/702: Aboriginal Law.

Duration:00:18:43

Saint, Stouts and Statutes: St. Patrick’s Day through a Legal Lens

3/14/2019
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We’re joined by Certificate in Law Academic Director Morgan Jarvis, using a minor holiday as a lens to see how the law applies to many aspects of our daily lives — as exemplified by our course Law 201/701, Introduction to Canadian Law. Located at Queen’s, we naturally orient toward the City of Kingston’s recent Nuisance Party Bylaw, but as we see, the law expands to a lot more than just bylaws and into a variety of areas — some not as obvious at an immediate glance. If you enjoy the podcast,...

Duration:00:19:31

Saints, Stouts and Statutes

3/14/2019
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Take a look at Saint Patrick's Day through a legal lens, from local bylaws to property law, and even intellectual property.

Duration:00:19:31

Coats, Crooks and Compensation

2/12/2019
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Your coat's been stolen at a club or restaurant. Does that establishment owe you anything? Do businesses have a duty of care over guests' belongings? And does that equation change if they have a coat check (and does it change more if you pay for the coat check)?

Duration:00:24:43

Coats, Crooks and Compensation

2/11/2019
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Your coat’s been stolen at a club or restaurant. Does that establishment owe you anything? Do businesses have a duty of care over guests’ belongings? And does that equation change if they have a coat check (and does it change more if you pay for the coat check)? Certificate in Law Academic Director Morgan Jarvis and Corporate Law instructor Christian Hurley explore legal concepts like bailment, duty of care, contracts, and liability through the lens of what seems to be a universal fact of...

Duration:00:24:43

A Supreme Farewell to Victim Surcharges

1/14/2019
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The Supreme Court has struck down the Harper government’s Victim Surcharges as “cruel and unusual” — a surprising move to many Supreme Court watchers. Lisa Kerr helps break down the SCC decision, the rationale behind it, and the way she feels the court got it right — and wrong. If you enjoy the podcast, take a moment to subscribe! You can find out more about criminal law by taking Law 201/701, Introduction to Canadian Law, at takelaw.ca. Sign up for our mailing list on the Certificate in Law...

Duration:00:19:14

A Supreme Farewell to Victim Surcharges

1/14/2019
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Victim surcharges are no more -- thanks to our Supreme Court -- but what were they, and what does this mean? Criminal law expert Lisa Kerr explains.

Duration:00:19:14

Art Across the Ocean: Who Decides What "Culture" Gets Exported?

12/4/2018
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With a painting from the late 1800s in the middle of a court dispute over whether or not it can leave the country, it seems like a good time to look at where our rules around culture and exports come from...

Duration:00:19:22

Art Across the Ocean: Who Decides What “Culture” Gets Exported?

12/4/2018
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With a painting from the late 1800s in the middle of a court dispute over whether or not it can leave the country, it seems like a good time to look at where our rules around culture and exports come from — and how they work in the international art world (and elsewhere). What is the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board? How are these quasi-governmental bodies created, and how do they derive the power to decide what Canadians can buy and sell, import and export? Gerard Kennedy, one...

Duration:00:19:22

The CRTC, Bell, Piracy and More

11/14/2018
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Recent headlines about the CRTC, and a Bell-led consortium against piracy, are making waves on the Web right now. What's the CRTC role in combating Internet piracy?

Duration:00:19:51

The CRTC, Bell, and a Brief History of Piracy in Canada

11/14/2018
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Recent headlines about the CRTC, and a Bell-led consortium against piracy, are making waves on the Web right now. What’s the CRTC role in combating Internet piracy? What is Bell and other internet service providers’ place in the discussion? Margo Langford, who is part of our Law 206/706 course, Intellectual Property of Law, is here to help. We talk about the CRTC, the Bell consortium, and piracy law, but also some of the history of copyright on the Internet, why Napster might have survived...

Duration:00:19:51

A look inside solitary (and the promise of reform)

10/29/2018
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Solitary! The Liberals say they’re ending it. But I thought we didn’t have solitary in Canada, so what are they ending? Who does this affect? Does it even really matter? Let’s find out with professor Lisa Kerr, author of our Criminal Law module in Law 201/701, Introduction to Canadian Law. She’ll take us from the history and status of solitary in Canada, to the details of this legislation, and what we can find out about our current system and its failings by reading between the lines of...

Duration:00:27:54

A look inside solitary (and the promise of reform)

10/29/2018
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Solitary! The Liberals say they're ending it. But I thought we didn't have solitary in Canada, so what are they ending? Who does this affect? Find out with professor Lisa Kerr.

Duration:00:27:54

Protecting Products of the Mind: Intellectual Property

10/1/2018
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What protects the things your brain comes up with? Morgan Jarvis breaks down the idea of intellectual property into its three core components: copyright, trademark, and patent. We catch up on B. Rich vs. Coca-Cola, explore the notion of the (unfair term?) patent troll, and break down how the law protects the things we think up.This is all in preparation for Morgan’s new course, Law 206/706, Intellectual Law — an essential program for anyone interested in creative work, business development,...

Duration:00:24:16

Protecting what the brain makes: Intellectual Property

10/1/2018
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Get a breakdown on IP, patent trolls, and the latest news on B.Rich v Coca-Cola with instructor Morgan Jarvis.

Duration:00:24:16

Understanding Trans Mountain: Pipelines and the Duty to Consult

9/12/2018
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We make a 250+ page court decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline easy to understand, with course instructors Cherie Metcalf and Hugo Choquette.

Duration:00:23:11

The Trans Mountain Pipeline Decision

9/12/2018
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Following last week’s release of the Trans Mountain Pipeline decision by the Federal Court of Appeal, we sit down with Hugo Choquette, developer and instructor of our Aboriginal Law course, and Cherie Metcalf, the creator of our Constitutional Law module for Law 201/701. We talk about the decision itself — it’s lengthy! — and unpack not only the duty to consult, but some other parts that haven’t made the headlines as strongly, as well as discussing where the federal government can go from...

Duration:00:23:11

Rebroadcast: B Rich, Coca-Cola and Trademark Infringement

8/10/2018
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Fundamentals of Canadian Law is taking a few weeks off, to return in September with new episodes.We’ll be coming back with special guest Morgan Jarvis — creator of our new Intellectual Property course — and a follow-up on our first episode, where we talked about Southern Ontario rapper B Rich taking on Coca Cola in a trademark dispute. We’re therefore re-sharing that episode (one of our favourites!) to have the situation fresh in people’s minds for the follow-up in a few weeks. We’ll see you...

Duration:00:15:22

The Contracts Nobody Reads

7/16/2018
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Nobody reads those “end user license agreements” that pop up on your phone or computer, right? We’ve all seen probably thousands of these things. We all just click “Agree”. Who has the time? So if nobody reads them, do they matter? And if you do read them, what should you know? Peter Kissick, the course designer for Law 204/704, Corporate Law, dropped by to answer those questions and more. He knows contracts, and we get into the details of all the documents nobody actually reads. Transcript:...

Duration:00:24:40