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  • Authoritarianism, closer to home

    We invite the Honourable Irwin Cotler back to  speak about the impacts of authoritarianism, closer to home.Professor Cotler talked about recent events in the US, the mob attack on the Capitol building, and the rule of law implications. He also spoke about his time as special advisor to former Attorn … Read more »

  • Privacy and the rule of law

    On International Data Privacy Day on January 28, we bring you this special episode, featuring remarks from lawyer Richard Peck, QC at our previous Rule of Law Lecture. He highlights modern technology’s invasion into our privacy, how it compromises our freedoms, and how it all relates to the rule of … Read more »

  • COVID-19 and the rule of law, part 2

    In this episode, Edmonton health lawyer Tracey Bailey and host Jon Festinger examine our rights and freedoms in the midst of a pandemic. Tracey walked us through some of the differences in legislation in BC and Alberta as it relates to emergency powers and explained the relationship between the medi … Read more »

  • COVID-19 and the rule of law, part 1

    Earlier this year, BC ombudsperson Jay Chalke and his office found that two orders the BC government made in response to the pandemic were unlawful.  In this episode, Jay explains the role of the ombudsperson in upholding the rule of law, how it helps people who have a concern with a government body … Read more »

  • The rise of authoritarianism and assaults to the rule of law, part 2

    We welcome back renowned international human rights lawyer the Honourable Irwin Cotler to discuss several examples of what authoritarianism looks like in countries like China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. He touched on the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighurs and the need for Canada and other countri … Read more »