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  • Episode 7: #meQ – Unpacking the Jian Ghomeshi Trial (Part 1 of 2)

    Remember the Jian Ghomeshi trial?  In late 2014, a number of women came forward with allegations of abuse against the CBC radio host.  The CBC fired Ghomeshi, he was charged with criminal offences, and in 2016, he was tried before the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto. The Jian Ghomeshi trial had … Read more »

  • Episode 6: The Handrail’s Tale

    Imagine being arrested and fined for not holding an escalator handrail — unfortunately for Bela Kosoian, this happened in Canada! The Montréal Municipal Court acquitted Kosoian and found that not holding the handrail was not an offence.  Yet, Kosoian’s attempts to sue for her wrongful arrest have be … Read more »

  • Episode 5: Criminal Trials (The Nutshell)

    What if Garrett was charged with alarming the Queen?  In this *one hitter*, Mindy uses Garrett as an example to explain how a criminal trial works. Learn about: the difference between criminal trials and civil trials how evidence in trials is entered through witnesses how Garrett could defend his cr … Read more »

  • Episode 4: Rights, Right? (Your Legal Rights in Canada)

    Rights, right? In our second full-length episode, Mindy Caterina and Garrett Jamieson break down your legal rights in Canada.  Learn about: Your legal rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms The case of James Keegstra — why sometimes, the government can infringe your rights The case of Husse … Read more »

  • Episode 3: How The Canadian Constitution Works (Basically)

    A quick *one hitter* that quickly breaks down how the Canadian Constitution works with the quickest criminal law example (basically). In this episode, learn about: what legally happened in 1867 why and how governments have power what the Queen’s deal is in Canada what changed in 1982 Click here to f … Read more »

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