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Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt discusses the intersection of the courts, the law and policy. What our government does affects you. And check out our Making a Murderer after show series. Check out more by Michael at: www.michaelspratt.com

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Episodes

Marijuana legalization and Back to School Advice

9/14/2017
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So episode 62 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? You should. Its back to school and we offer our advice to new law students - but it really applies to just about every one. The short version - Don't be a dick. But before we tell you how to succeed in school we break down the Liberals' marijuana legislation - Bill C-45. There is some promise in Bill C-45 but there are also serious...

Duration: 00:55:56


Trinity Western University and the Supreme Court

8/8/2017
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So episode 61 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? You should. This episode we are joined by Ian Bishfield - Executive Director of the @BCHumanist, @bccla board member, and the left half of @PolitiCoastPod. First we nerd out about British Columbia politics and then we talk about the strange case of Trinity Western University and the Supreme Court of Canada. We talked about the Ontario...

Duration: 01:03:13


Erin O'Toole on Omar Khadr

8/4/2017
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So episode 60 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? You should. First thing first. Go back and listed to episode 59 for your Omar Khadr primer. Conservative member of parliament Erin O'Toole was one person who listened and he had some stuff to say about the episode. So we invited him on the podcast to discuss it. O'Toole has been one of the Conservatives' lead critics of Justin...

Duration: 00:57:48


Omar Khadr

7/17/2017
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So episode 59 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? You should. Before we jump into the heavy stuff lets look at something fun. Brendan Richmond's Canadian comedy song "Out For a Rip" went viral in 2013 raking up over 12 million views, but this Canada Day he was shocked to find his trademarked catchphrase on the lable of a Coca-Cola bottle. So he lawyered up and released a followup...

Duration: 01:24:00


Supreme Court Speculation and Senate Report on Court Delays

7/4/2017
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So episode 58 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? You should. Last month, after 28 years on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin announced her retirement. She was first appointed to the court by Brian Mulroney in 1989 - when we were still in grade school. McLachlin also holds the record as the longest serving chief justice (she was elevated to chief justice by Paul...

Duration: 01:15:14