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.
Did the Supreme Court of Canada contradict itself on Canada's Duty to Consult Indigenous people last October in its ruling on the Misikew Cree First Nation case? After the 2018 Trans Mountain decision, it might seem so. We break down the details of this Supreme Court decision with Hugo Choquette, the developer and Instructor of LAW 202/702: Aboriginal Law.
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)?
With a painting from the late 1800s in the middle of a court dispute over whether or not it can leave the country, it seems like a good time to look at where our rules around culture and exports come from...
#metoo has been changing how we see and react to harassment for some time now -- but what is the definition of harassment? Let's take a look at the Ontario Health & Safety Act with Workplace Law instructor Colleen Dempsey.