The Canadian Judiciary and COVID-19

Later this year, starting next month, Verfassungsblog will be running a symposium on the law and politics of the pandemic. I’m contributing a piece on Canada. Here are some thoughts, building on a book chapter I wrote last summer. The role of the judiciary has been relatively passive. Monsanto v. Canada (Health), 2020 FC 1053 […] Read more


Patent Unreasonableness after Vavilov

Happy New Year! I have posted “Patent Unreasonableness after Vavilov” to SSRN. Here is the abstract: Much ink has already been spilled about the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s reformulation of administrative law in Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v Vavilov. One issue, which has largely been overlooked in the literature but will require […] Read more