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  • Transgender Rights and Title IXOctober 24, 2018

    According to the New York Times, the U.S. Department of Health and Health Services is considering an interpretation of Title IX that defines sex as “a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identified by or before birth […] The sex listed on a person’s birth certifica … Read more »

  • Palestinian Relief Fund : Canada stepping up as the U.S. step downOctober 23, 2018

    Earlier this year, the United States administration cut its funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA), an international humanitarian aid effort to relief the Palestinians living in the Gaza strip and uphold their civil and human rights. In an article published by the United Nat … Read more »

  • Refugee Case a Reminder of Our Own Religious FreedomsOctober 23, 2018

    Here in Canada, most people don’t think twice about our guaranteed freedom of conscience and religion. For others seeking refuge in Canada, the opposite could not be more true. A decision in the federal court last week will lead to the redetermination of a case involving a Chinese couple seeking ref … Read more »

  • Taking a Closer Look at Cannabis Legalization in Saskatchewan: Some Comments and QuestionsOctober 22, 2018

    The legalization of recreational cannabis use on October 17th was a milestone long-awaited for many Canadians.  Indeed, for many it was high time our country progressed in this direction.  While the federal government made the decision to legalize cannabis, each province and territory has developed … Read more »

  • New Zealand v Privacy in the digital ageOctober 22, 2018

    On the 29th of March this year, New Zealand updated its Customs and Excise Act, which recently came into effect. This lengthy piece of legislation includes sections pertaining to the collection of information stored on electronic devices. It explicitly states in section 228 that customs agents at po … Read more »