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Privacy compromised: Legal rights and protections in Canada

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Alberta parents 'morally blameworthy' in son's death: The moral dimension of alternative health care

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Bill C-16 introduces transgender protections but keeps Harper's damaging human rights legacy

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women brings hope and challenges

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A taxing matter: Non-profits await change from Liberal government

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In mandate letters to his newly appointed ministers, Justin Trudeau told Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and his minister responsible for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Diane Lebouthillier, to:

"modernize the rules governing the charitable and non-for-profit sectors. …. A new legislative framework to strengthen the sector will emerge from this process."

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Outgrowing the government: Medical cannabis access in Canada in light of the Allard decision

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Each week, new retail storefronts are opening in the city of Toronto. But these aren't your average retailers.

Medical cannabis dispensaries, storefronts which dispense cannabis on-site to those with medical conditions, have historically operated on the margins of the law, providing access to patients since a time in Canada when there was no legal means of doing so.

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Service animals for mental health: An emerging issue in disability law

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Because it's 2015: Calling for gender equality in the legal profession

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"Because it's 2015"...

was the freshly minted PM's response to the question, "why gender parity in the cabinet?" And good on him. I think we can all agree that equality of numbers is a start and can set a tone for the rest of society.

I've been reminded a few times lately that Justin's tone of sunny ways regarding gender parity is sadly lacking in the legal profession.  

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The state of assisted-dying legislation after Carter

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What the court decision on the niqab ban was really about

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Voter turnout during the last federal election is estimated to be 68.5 per cent, the highest voter turnout since 1993. Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party campaigned on a platform of promising real change, which resonated with voters, giving the Liberals a clear majority of seats in the House of Commons and 39.5 per cent of the popular vote. Canadians showed that they wanted to uphold and participate in the democratic system. 

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