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Episode 35: Disability Inclusion: Access to Administrative Justice, Post-Secondary Education and Community Activism

Human Rights – Oct 21, 2021

In this episode, Laverne Jacobs, a professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and a person with physical disabilities, interviews Michael McNeely, who is the first deaf-blind lawyer to graduate from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Episode 34: Barriers to Access to Administrative Justice for People with Disabilities

Human Rights –

In this episode, Professor Emeritus Philip Bryden meets with human rights advocate and accessibility consultant Michael McNeely to discuss barriers to access to administrative justice for people with disabilities.

Episode 32: Dignity Part VIII

Dignity, Human Rights –

An eight-part series on dignity. In this eighth episode, we will be exploring the impact of medical aid in dying legislation on people with cognitive conditions.

Episode 31: Dignity Part VII

Dignity, Human Rights –

An eight-part series on dignity. In this seventh episode, we will be exploring how the concept of dignity, mental illness and medical aid in dying interrelate.

Episode 30: Dignity Part VI

Dignity, Human Rights –

An eight-part series on dignity. In this sixth episode, we will be exploring the connection between the concept of dignity and mental illness.

Episode 29: Dignity Part V

Dignity, Human Rights –

An eight-part series on dignity. In this fifth episode, we will be exploring what changes were made to medical aid in dying legislation from Bill C-14 to Bill C-7.

Episode 28: Dignity Part IV

Dignity, Human Rights –

An eight-part series on dignity. In this fourth episode, we will be exploring the concept of dignity and the history of medical aid in dying (MAID) legislation and jurisprudence.

Episode 27: Institutions and A2J: From Barriers to Open Doors

Administrative Law, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples –

In this episode, Senior Legal Counsel Athanasios Hadjis welcomes Professor Patricia M. Barkaskas, who presents some conclusions of CIAJ’s 2021 National Roundtable on Administrative Law entitled “All the Voices We Don’t Hear.”

Episode 26: Testimony of a Human Rights Advocate With Lived Experience of Disability

Administrative Law, Human Rights –

In this episode, Professor Philip Bryden, TransCanada Chair in Administrative and Regulatory Law at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law is interviewing lawyer, human rights advocate, and accessibility consultant Michael McNeely, on his own experience with the justice system as a deaf-blind person.

Episode 24: The Intersection of Policing, The Criminal Justice System and Cultural Diversity: How to Ensure a Representative Jury | Part 2

Diversity, Indigenous Peoples –

In this episode, renowned Quebec criminal lawyer Pierre Poupart introduces the Honourable Justice Carol J. Ross of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to discuss the existing methods and best practices for ensuring a representative jury.

Episode 23: Why Administrative Law Matters

Administrative Law –

In this mini-podcast, lawyer Lauren J. Wihak shares her views on administrative law and explains why she believes this branch of law is so important on many different levels.

Episode 22: The Intersection of Policing, The Criminal Justice System and Cultural Diversity: How to Ensure a Representative Jury

Diversity, Indigenous Peoples –

In this episode, renowned Quebec criminal lawyer Pierre Poupart introduces the Honourable Justice Michael H. Tulloch of the Ontario Court of Appeal to discuss the existing methods and best practices for ensuring a representative jury.

Episode 21: Remodeling Canadian Legal Traditions, Part 2: The Anishinaabe Perspective

Indigenous Peoples –

In this episode, the Honourable P. Colleen Suche, a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, and University of Ottawa Faculty of Common law Professor Aimée Craft will be exploring Canadian legal traditions from the Anishinaabe perspective.

Episode 20: Remodeling Canadian Legal Traditions

Indigenous Peoples –

In this episode, the Honourable P. Colleen Suche, a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, and Professor Jeffery Hewitt, who is now teaching at the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, will be exploring Canadian legal traditions.

Episode 14: Cultural Diversity and Bias in Risk Assessment

Indigenous Peoples –

In this episode, we will be exploring whether the current risk assessment tools are appropriate in assessing offenders from minority cultures and ethnicities.

Episode 12: The Implications of Vavilov for the Judicial Review and Appeals of Decisions of Self-Regulatory Professional Bodies and Other Expert Tribunals

Administrative Law –

In this episode, we will be exploring the meaning of reasonableness and correctness review, how deference may still play a role, and how decisions of self-regulatory professional bodies may now be reviewed, and more.

Episode 11: Dignity Part III

Dignity, Human Rights –

An eight-part series on dignity. In this third and last episode, we will be exploring how the judiciary should address the impact of systemic discrimination and oppression, as well as indignity, on an individual’s ability to access end-of-life ethics.

Episode 10: Dignity Part II

Dignity, Human Rights –

An eight-part series on dignity. In this second episode, we will be looking at the current landscape of dignity in the judiciary, namely in jurisprudence, the impact of systemic discrimination and oppression on dying with dignity, as well as the current legislation and short-comings of end-of-life ethics.

Episode 9: Dignity Part I

Dignity, Human Rights –

An eight-part series on dignity. In this first episode, we will be exploring whether dignity exists in the Canadian constitution, what the working definition of dignity entails, and how we explore dignity in an academic and legal context.

Episode 6: Procedural Fairness in Canadian Administrative Law

Administrative Law –

A four-part series on administrative law. Episode 6: Procedural Fairness in Canadian Administrative Law, with Professor Paul Daly. What are the historical foundations of procedural fairness? When did the rules of natural justice transform into a context-sensitive duty of fairness? What is the modern approach to review for procedural fairness? Etc.