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Presenting Legal Academia 2.0

Wednesday’s symposium on the Nadon Reference was a great success. CPAC‘s cameras captured the event so it will be available online at some point if you weren’t able to make it in person. I presented my Legal Academia 2.0 thinkpiece. It went down well, though as I accept, the idea is emergent rather than dominant. […] Read more

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“SCC Upholds Harper Cabinet Decision on Railway Regulation”: Some Thoughts on Canadian National Railway Co. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 40

My suggestion to headline writers is made with tongue firmly in cheek, of course. Often in public law cases, the federal government is a “winner” or “loser” only in the limited sense that a position it took as an institution was vindicated or not. That the identity of the cabinet members tends to be largely […] Read more