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  • Cannabis and the Border

    Cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17th, 2018. Of course, legality isn’t so much a state as it is a framework; there’s a ton of stipulations that come with the legalization of anything, and cannabis is no exception. Since it was legalized, we’ve been discussing the legal ramifications in th … Read more »

  • Over-representation of Indigenous People in Canada’s Prisons

    There is an enormous, systemic problem in the legal system today; the problem of over incarceration of Indigenous people. While Indigenous people for 5 percent of the Canadian population, they accounted for 27 percent of Canada’s prison population from 2016–2017. In Manitoba, the problem is even mor … Read more »

  • Pot Pardons in Canada

    As of October 17, 2018, marijuana is legal in Canada. This is seen as a huge step forward by many Canadians who felt the harms that came with using the drug were about equivalent to the harms caused by alcohol or cigarette consumption. When a law against possession of a controlled substance is overt … Read more »

  • The Basics of Canadian Law

    Canada’s system of laws is integral to our national identity; the laws we create help shape the culture of our nation, balancing our notions of freedom and responsibility. Canada’s law-making philosophy is “Peace, Order and Good Governance”, which has come to be seen as equivalent to our neighbor to … Read more »

  • All About Lie Detectors

    You’ve heard of polygraph tests, often called lie detectors; the police hook you up to a machine, it monitors your blood pressure, respiration, pulse and other physical responses, and you’re asked a series of questions. Depending on how your physical responses change when you answer the questions, t … Read more »

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