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Death Decisis

6/3/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, Oliver Pulleyblank, Hilary Young and Robert Danay are joined by guest Jane Thomson to discuss a variety of topics that happen to relate to death. The first flows out of a recent case in which two parents were granted the right by a court to harvest the sperm of their deceased son for the purposes of creating a grandchild. The second involves a woman whose dying wish to have her dog euthanized and buried with her was granted by her estate's executor. In obiter...

Duration:00:56:12

Cruel and Unusual Ltd.

3/15/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, Hilary Young, Oliver Pulleyblank and Robert Danay discuss the recent decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal in 9147-0732 Québec inc v Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales, 2019 QCCA 373 in which a majority of the Court found that corporations enjoy protection against cruel and unusual punishment under s. 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Rob mentions an interesting blog post on the case by Leonid Sirota. In obiter dicta, Oliver...

Duration:00:24:46

The Not About SNC-Lavalin Edition

3/1/2019
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On this week's episode of the pod, Hilary Young, Robert Danay and Oliver Pulleyblank discuss: R v. Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10 serial killer Bruce McArthurmosque mass murderer Alexandre Bissonnette Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd. In obiter dicta, Oliver discusses his recent trip to Palm Springs and Hilary unlocks some secret commands on Apple keyboards. Rob's obiter, which is about a recent threat of litigation by a son against his parents for compensation due to the fact that he...

Duration:01:02:08

Moral Luck Edition

1/19/2019
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On this episode of the show Hilary Young, Oliver Pulleyblank and Robert Danay discuss the recent guilty plea to dangerous driving offences by the accused in the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash, the decision of the United Nations Human Rights Committee that the Indian Act discriminates against women and the decision of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Frank v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 1. In obiter dicta, Oliver talks about the upcoming release of new albums,...

Duration:01:01:37

What Could be Moore Sweet?

12/6/2018
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On this week's episode of Stereo Decisis, the crew discuss the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Vice Media Canada Inc., 2018 SCC 53 and Moore v. Sweet, 2018 SCC 52 as well as the federal government's recent announcement that it will introduce legislation devolving control over child welfare to Indigenous governments. In obiter dicta, Oliver recommends Nanette, a genre-bending Netflix special, Hilary recommends her beer Advent calendar and Rob recommends a story in...

Duration:01:11:37

The Honest But Mistaken Belief Episode

11/22/2018
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On this week's episode of stereo decisis, the crew discuss the decision of the European Court of Justice that tastes may not be copyrighted, Statistics Canada's controversial attempt at collecting Canadians' banking information and the Supreme Court of Canada's decision absolving Joseph Groia of law society disciplinary sanctions for uncivil conduct. In obiter dicta Hilary talks about an upcoming Supreme Court of Canada case involving a woman who refused to hold the guardrail on an...

Duration:00:58:21

MAID in Canada

11/9/2018
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On this week's episode of Stereo Decisis, Hilary Young, Oliver Pulleyblank and Robert Danay discuss some recent developments in the area of medical assistance in dying ("MAID") in Canada. The discussion is sparked by the case of Audrey Parker, who had terminal brain cancer and elected to die earlier than she wanted because she feared losing the capacity to consent to obtaining medical assistance right before her death, as is currently required under the applicable legislation. The crew also...

Duration:01:00:38

The Right not to be Blocked on Twitter?

10/25/2018
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On this week's episode of the show, Hilary Young and Robert Danay are joined by Professor Emmett MacFarlane to discuss the recent lawsuit by Emilie Taman and others in which they allege that the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, violated their constitutional free expression rights when he blocked them on Twitter. In so doing, they mention the excellent blog post on the topic by Benjamin Oliphant. In obiter, Rob applies the Bechdel test to the new movie A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and also...

Duration:01:01:54

The Skinny Dipping in a Shark Tank Edition

10/17/2018
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On this week's episode of Stereo Decisis, Rob Danay and Hilary Young are joined by their old colleague, Professor Howie Kislowicz of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law to discuss the proposal by the premier-designate of Quebec, Francois Legault, to ban the wearing of religious symbols by public employees as well as the lawsuit brought by Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy against Bell Media for failing to run her commercials. In Obiter Dicta, Howie talks about WNYC's "More...

Duration:01:06:14

A Belated Thanksgiving Edition

10/13/2018
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On this week's episode of Stereo Decisis, Hilary Young, Oliver Pulleyblank and Rob Danay discuss the decision of the federal government not to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal's decision on the TransMountain pipeline and to appoint retired Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci to oversee consultation with Indigenous groups and the controversy over the transfer of convicted murderer Terri-Lynne McClintic to an Indigenous healing lodge. In obiter dicta, Rob talks about Banksy's...

Duration:01:06:07

Stairway to Copyright Infringement

10/4/2018
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On this week's episode of the pod, Hilary Young, Oliver Pulleyblank and Rob Danay discuss: In obiter dicta, Hilary talks about the perplexing recent provincial election in New Brunswick, Oliver delivers a sermonic ode to the game of baseball and Rob talks about the unfortunate clash of mountain goats and human beings in the Olympic National Park. We are on Twitter: @stereodecisis And Facebook! And Patreon!

Duration:01:10:40

The "Beverley Bralette" Edition

9/27/2018
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On this week's episode of the pod, Hilary Young, Robert Danay and Oliver Pulleyblank discuss the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Rogers Communications Inc. v. Voltage Pictures, LLC, 2018 SCC 38, which concerned the ability of a copyright owner to gain easy access to the identities of alleged copyright infringers; the Federal Court judicial review of a decision concerning the removal of a judge by the Canadian Judicial Council in Girouard v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FC 865;...

Duration:01:13:53

A Russian Nesting Doll of Constitutional Law Nerdery

9/20/2018
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On this week's episode of the pod, Rob Danay, Hilary Young and Oliver Pulleyblank discuss the recent saga in Ontario involving legislation reducing the size of Toronto City Council that was struck down as unconstitutional by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice before the Ford government threatened to re-introduce the legislation using the notwithstanding clause. In Obiter Dicta, Hilary talks about sexist room temperatures, Rob discusses the sexual assault allegation brought against...

Duration:01:06:03

Anti-SLAPP Stick

9/12/2018
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On this week's episode of the pod, Hilary Young, Oliver Pulleyblank and Robert Danay discuss the recent six decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal interpreting that province's Anti-SLAPP legislation, the decision of the Indian Supreme Court to strike down s. 377 of the Penal Code, which criminalized sodomy and the recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal to invalidate the approval of the TransMountain Pipeline. In obiter dicta, Hilary discussed "I Object: Ian Hislop's Search for...

Duration:01:00:34

#FreeTheBeer

9/5/2018
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On this week's episode, we air a recent interview by Oliver Pulleyblank of Shea Coulson, who represented a group of BC wineries at the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Comeau, 2018 SCC 15, which involved an effort to #FreeTheBeer. As Oliver and Hilary Young were actually traveling at the time of taping, Rob Danay performs the rare solo triple obiter dicta. He discusses a recent case in which a Kuwaiti fish monger was shut down for using googly eyes to mask the not-so-fresh state of its...

Duration:00:49:06

Mike Bullard's Defamation Suit

8/29/2018
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On this week's episode of Stereo Decisis, Rob Danay, Hilary Young and Oliver Pulleyblank discuss the merits and significance of Mike Bullard's recently filed defamation suit.

Duration:00:41:13

Charities, Muzzles and Megaphones edition

8/22/2018
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On this week's episode of the pod, Hilary Young and Robert Danay are joined by Kathryn Chan of the University of Victoria Faculty of Law to discuss two recent cases involving the law of charities. The first, Canada Without Poverty v. AG Canada,

Duration:01:03:01

The Buck a Beer edition

8/15/2018
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On this week's episode Hilary Young is on vacation so Rob Danay and Oliver Pulleyblank are left to discuss Ontario's new "Buck a beer" program. Rob discusses a report by Tim Stockwell and Gerald Thomas called "Is alcohol too cheap in the UK?

Duration:00:29:53

The Province of Toronto edition

8/8/2018
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On this week's show, Hilary, Oliver and Rob discuss the unusual case in which a man from Alberta legally changed his sex so that he could pay lower car insurance premiums, the proposal by a candidate for the mayor of Toronto that the city should "sece...

Don't call it "illegal" immigration

8/1/2018
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On this episode of the pod, Oliver Pulleyblank and Robert Danay are joined by Professor Jamie Lieuw of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law to discuss the recent controversy over refugee claimants crossing over the Canadian border from the United St...

Duration:00:31:49