What is the price of water? In a country as vast as Canada, it is often easy to take for granted the easy, free access we have to uncontaminated fresh water. We are fortunate to live in a land that is so teeming with lakes and rivers that most
Should people have the right to decide the gender pronoun by which they are addressed? Professor Bruce Pardy of Queen’s Law and Professor Jordan Peterson – the beleaguered and controversial figure at the centre of a controversy surrounding Bill C-16 – sparred on that question at the Runnymede Society’s
On Monday, January 23, 2017 a debate was held between Professor Bruce Pardy and Professor Jordan Peterson at the Faculty of Law over the laws of Bill C-16, which amend the Criminal Code and Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression as enumerated grounds for discrimination
Introductory Remarks These new Procedures are being rolled out in response to feedback from law students and accredited law schools in Ontario about concerns raised about the summer recruitment process (which has previously been referred to as OCI’s, and will henceforth be known as TII’s [Throw-It-In]). This multi-step process
On paper, Jeff Sessions is a conventional nomination for Attorney General, checking many of the traditional boxes used to judge candidates for the position. A lawyer by trade prior to becoming a Republican Senator for the state of Alabama, Mr. Sessions had practiced in many areas of the law;
Impressions of the big-hitters during this year’s film awards race Moonlight Why I loved it: UHHH this movie is so good! Where do I begin… perhaps with the subtle and gentle exposure of the realities of growing up in inner-city Miami. Or perhaps with the crushing and all-too
It’s an easy exercise criticizing the world around us. The difficulty comes when we look inwards. If anything, the current climate of politics begs us to point fingers in disgust. But before we tackle the mayhem that awaits outside our Queendom, there are a few faults of our own that
When I saw that over one hundred people had “Tilted” for last week’s Smoker, let’s just say I was surprised. I thought most people liked to stay in on Thursday nights, telling themselves that they were going to have an easy night to get as much work done on Friday
Over the past weekend, Donald Trump’s official ascension into American leadership cut what may be the ceremonial ribbon onto a new era of global politics. After the renewed promise to end American carnage, Juris Diction met with two experts at Queen’s University to discuss their perspectives on the President’s trade
Today, a panel of Meaghan Obee Tower, partner at Stikeman Elliot, and Libby Nixon, a Queen’s grad articling at Stikeman Elliot, came to speak to the Women and Law Club about the difficulties of implicit bias present in the legal profession, and the ways in which firms can take steps
Queen’s University made national headlines last week, and not in the way that it would have preferred. After comedienne Celeste Yim tweeted photos from her Twitter account – since deleted – of undergraduate students dressed up as stereotypical depictions of Viet Cong guerrillas, Arab Sheikhs, Buddhist monks and Sombrero-wearing,
A Real Change? Ever since running and winning the 2015 election on a campaign promising “Real Change”, the Liberal Party has been playing a political switch-up of turtle and hare: real policy changes that understandably take time to form now seem to have only ever been rash wagers to
Meet the SOBs who have taken Canada by storm
Compromise may be the best way to peacefully progress, but now is a time for action
The 1L Council takes us on a whimsical journey through the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
The Maven of the Supreme Court enthrals a packed house at Queen’s Law.
Queen’s Law Weighs in on the Controversy
The Liberal’s bill on Transgender Rights is before the House of Commons for the seventh time.
Why Justice Abella might be adding to the Supreme Court’s “liberal problem” – and I’m glad.
The University of Toronto’s response to Prof. Peterson’s comments is troubling