Do fines make a difference in people's behaviour? This simple question leads to a labyrinth of research, the intersection of law and economics, and the importance of replication in the social sciences in a great conversation with Law 201/701 Constitutional module author Cherie Metcalf.
A straightforward case of "drive-n'-dine" in B.C. turns into an exploration of judicial decisions and the growth of law. Featuring Hugo Choquette (Law 201/701, Introduction to Canadian Law; Law 202/702, Aboriginal Law).
Content warning: this podcast contains graphic details that may be disturbing to listeners. Professor Lisa Kerr discusses a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision in May 2019 ordering a new trial for Bradley Barton, the Ontario trucker accused of killing Indigenous woman Cindy Gladue.
What do students (and landlords) need to know about renting, sublets and the legal implications of roommates? We get into the details with Queen's Legal Aid director Blair Crew.
Are municipal bylaws targeting "nuisance parties" fair -- or prejudicial? We take a look at Kingston, Ontario's nuisance party legislation.
Take a look at Saint Patrick's Day through a legal lens, from local bylaws to property law, and even intellectual property.
What happens when your coat gets lifted at the club? Does the establishment owe you anything -- and what does actual Canadian case law have to say about it?
Your coat's been stolen at a club or restaurant. Does that establishment owe you anything? Do businesses have a duty of care over guests' belongings? And does that equation change if they have a coat check (and does it change more if you pay for the coat check)?
There’s a classic saying that crime doesn’t pay. In fact, victim surcharges ensure that criminals pay for their crimes on top of the sentences they receive. But what exactly is a mandatory victim surcharge? How does it work? And why did Canada’s highest court strike it down?