Thursday, November 30, 2023

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The Online News Act: Surveying the fallout and what comes next

 The Online News Act (Bill C-18) has not turned out as the Trudeau government intended, with Meta withdrawing from news sharing and Google threatening to do the same. The result has been a disaster for Canadian media, with both legacy outlets and news startups left worse off than before. On this panel, we bring […]

Indigenous Peoples and Critical Minerals

 The global demand for critical minerals has placed unprecedented pressure on Indigenous groups and governments to approve and fast track resource development projects. This is particularly the case in northern Ontario, where the extensive mineral resources continue to attract a great deal of development interest. How are Canadian Indigenous communities responding to this situation? […]

The Notwithstanding Clause: Use It – or Lose It?

In recent years, provincial governments have turned with increasing frequency to Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - otherwise known as the notwithstanding clause - to inoculate legislation from judicial invalidation. Should this trend be concerning, and does it represent a break from the historical norm? When, if ever, is it […]