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On October 25 2017, Professor Bruce Pardy of Queens University lead a discussion regarding the Law Society of Upper Canada’s decision (and Ontario Court of Appeals’ affirmation) not to recognize Trinity Western University’s (TWU) law program, and thus not allow their students to practice law in Ontario.  The LSUC rejected
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On June 21, 2017 the Senate tabled Bill S-3, the bill that would eliminate sex-discrimination from the Indian Act. In 2015, the Descheneaux[1] decision ruled that provisions in the Indian Act discriminated on the basis of sex contrary to s. 15 of the Charter. The judge gave the government of
San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid (35) and Colin Kaepernick (7) take a knee during the National Anthem prior to their season opener against the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA. The Niners won 28-0. (Daniel Gluskoter/AP Images for Panini) ORG XMIT: DGCA101

In August of 2016, a gesture that billions and billions of people perform daily began to make national and international news. Make no mistake, it was not the gesture itself that was labelled problematic or ‘anti-American’, but its timing and placement. When everyone else was standing for the American national
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Back for part 2 of the Summer Hip-Hop Trifecta from BROCKHAMPTON, Tyler, The Creator and Vince Staples. In part 1 I reviewed Vince Staples’ Big Fish Theory and here I’m going to review Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy. For album reviews, I like to start with some general/overarching points and
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On October 19, 2015, the Liberal Party of Canada, who had been out of power for nine years, won an impressive election night victory, gaining 148 seats and coasting to a majority government.  The party had been in shambles since the sponsorship scandal of the early 00s dismantled Paul Martin’s
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Balloons all filled with rain As children’s eyes turn sleepy-mean And Falstaff sings a sorrowful refrain For a boy in Fiddler’s Green On Wednesday morning Canadians were informed of a death that seemed to shake the entire country.  Flags were flown at half mast, moments of remembrance were observed before
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If you’ve ever driven past Kingston on the 401, or know someone who knows someone that knew someone that visited Kingston, you have no doubt heard that Kingston has the most restaurant’s per capita in Canada. While I can’t verify the validity of that claim to foodie fame, I can
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Am I ever going to understand torts? Is the air conditioning ever going to work? What is consideration? Is the line at the coffee shop always so long? What is the rule of law? Why is the floor so sticky here? The seemingly mundane questions mix in with the substantive
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While you were off at the castle, or swimming at a cottage, or perhaps huddled over your desk on Bay Street, the Supreme Court of Canada continued the pursuit of justice in your absence from the law building. Here’s a rundown of some interesting judgments released over the summer months,
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Kendrick Lamar is in a category of his own and DAMN. is definitely the big summer hip-hop album of 2017. I don’t have anything to add that hasn’t already been said which is why I want to write about what I consider to be the break-out summer hip-hop albums from
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The Law Society of Upper Canada recently added a policy called “Statement of Principles,” requiring lawyers and paralegals to “acknowledge their obligation to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.” What seems like a noble cause has fuelled one of our own faculty members, Professor Bruce Pardy, to publish an opinion piece
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Last week, the Class of 2020 held the first student elections of the year, and among the winners was Presidential candidate Ben Fickling.  Campaigning on a platform of responsibility and accessibility, Ben brings experience in student government to Queen’s Law.  Our Co-Editor-in-Chief Ethan Gordon sat down with Fickling to get
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As many law-students know, self-representation is one of the most prevalent symptoms of an underfunded justice system. Many who find themselves too poor to afford basic necessities are still considered “not poor enough” to qualify for public assistance.  Without representation, these people struggle to assert their Charter rights against seasoned
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Watching a movie in theatres is an important aspect of understanding the beauty of filmmaking because it forces the viewer to remember that films are an experience that is meant to be shared. The darkness of the movie theatre simulates a degree of isolation but bright flashes on the screen
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As the Trump Presidency continues down its wild path, many of the President’s detractors have suggested that impeachment is on the table. These people have included several Democrats in Congress who have gone as far as writing up and vocally supporting articles of impeachment against the President. Impeachment is the
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With September comes the eternal refrain of education beginning anew, and it is no different at Queen’s Law. Whether it be a fresh-faced 1L, an OCI inundated 2L, or world weary 3L, each of us come back to school after a summer well spent. For some, this included working in
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Only one week into classes and this year is already shaping up to be an unforgettable one in terms of visitors to Queen’s Law. This past weekend Queen’s hosted a symposium dedicated to the Honourable Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell was the first ever Queen’s Law alumnus appointed to the Supreme Court
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Dear Incoming Students, Firstly, congratulations on your acceptance into Queens Law!! Whether you are a first year student, a transfer student, a graduate student, or here on a Letter of Permission, welcome!! My name is Kelly Watson. I transferred to Queens Law in 2016 and have been thrilled with my
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Get the sweet and sour of the five best places to get coffee (and more) in Kingston
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The legendary Canadian band Bring It All Back to their hometown
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How “kids these days” can make a difference in the legal world after graduation.
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What’s on the mind of students as we enter the final month of classes in 2015-16?
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Features Measuring Mental Capacity in Sports: The Dennis Wideman Incident by Jordan Kirlik (1L) Vitiating factors: How one Toronto doctor’s “wrongful birth” claim could change Tort Law by Matthew Cook (3L) Culture Beyoncé’s Crazy in Love with Red Lobster? by Jaymie Maddox (2L) Opinion A Day in the Life of a Transfer
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From Serial to Smudging, JD’s seventh issue of the 2015-16 academic year gets some talk going.
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Motion to adopt smudging ritual before council meetings struck after student criticism
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From Aleppo to Kingston to New York, JD’s seventh issue of the 2015-16 academic year takes our readers across the globe.
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From the Toronto OCI Process to Trifles, JD’s sixth issue of the 2015-16 academic year includes a wide array of facts and fun for our readers.