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October 12, 2019

By Tammy Chu

The criminalization of transnational corruption practices is a recent phenomenon. In Canada, this has been evident in the discussion surrounding transnational corruption in the case of SNC...

March 6, 2019

By Rayanna Hamadi

Two recent decisions effecting Terri-Lynne McClintic’s return to prison from a Section 81 Healing Lodge (“Healing Lodge”) highlight how pressure propagated by the media appears to aff...

March 6, 2019

By Kate No

           On August 14, 2018, the Government of Ontario, now under the new Doug Ford administration, passed the Better Local Government Act (“Bill 5”),[1] which amends the Municipal Electio...

March 6, 2019

As all first-year law students learn in their contracts class, the doctrine of consideration is a central feature of contract formation. The doctrine of consideration stands for the idea that “to be e...

March 6, 2019

By Connor Macdonald

Until recently, the standard of review for written contracts was correctness.[1] This principle remained largely intact until the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision, Cresto...

March 6, 2019

By Don Karl Roberto


            Earlier this year, the Western Journal of Legal Studies published a paper by Western Law alumnus Colin Hyslop[1] on the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in...

March 6, 2019

By Alexandra Psellas

Bill C-75 is a proposed Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and also make consequential amendments to other acts. It passed third reading in the House o...

February 27, 2018

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) – the world’s first permanent international tribunal set up to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes – is currently trying Dom...

March 7, 2017

In the 1988 case Ford v. Quebec, [1] the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed Quebec’s use of Section 33, which is the override clause of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Section 33.(1) says that “Parli...

September 16, 2016

On November 27, 2015, the Supreme Court released two companion cases clarifying the law on human smuggling. Both R v Appulonappa and B010 v Canada (MCI) involved refugee claimants who came to Canada f...

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