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Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
A prominent Canadian human rights lawyer will be representing Toronto businessman Cy Tokmakjian, who is currently being held in a Cuban prison for denouncing corruption in that country, in the appeal of a 15-year sentence.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgThe recent outbreak of the Ebola virus should remind employers they are required to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Employers need to create and implement policies and procedures to protect their employees while minimizing their impact on normal business activities.
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Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00

Worlds apart

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_September_Issue_Cross_Examined.jpgSitting in a courtyard next to Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Ottawa, Jessica Salomon was reflecting on the differences between her old career and her new one — how helping prosecute war criminals in The Hague is easier than stand-up comedy. “I wish I could say that facing war criminals head on has made me immune to hecklers but it really hasn’t,” Salomon laughs, her blue eyes twinkling.
“Even war criminals aren’t going to yell ‘Show us your tits,’ in court.”
Published in Departments
Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Inspired by ghosts

Photos supplied by Veronica Yeung
Photos supplied by Veronica Yeung
My costumes are inspired by an interest in classical Japanese ghost folklore and my studies in law and social justice relating to women’s experiences of inequality. I use elements of Japan’s ghost archetypes to reflect on these historical and ongoing realities.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 19 May 2014 08:00

Accommodating medical marijuana

Employers should review policies they have in place regarding general impairment by prescription drugs, including medical marijuana. Photo: Shutterstock
Employers should review policies they have in place regarding general impairment by prescription drugs, including medical marijuana. Photo: Shutterstock
With the probability medical marijuana may be more frequently prescribed for many recognized disabilities, employers may want to dust off their polices around drug use and impairment in the workplace.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_April_McGill2.jpgA group of law students from McGill University have launched a campaign to “denounce the conscious and unconscious micro-aggression” they face at the school.
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A group of law students from McGill University have launched a campaign to “denounce the conscious and unconscious micro-aggression” they face at the school. The social media campaign, dubbed “#I, too, am McGill,” is intended to shed light on the ways minorities contribute to the success of McGill, and the ongoing struggles those students must deal with at the institution. The campaign is an offshoot of similar U.S.-based initiatives found at Harvard University (#ItooamHarvard) and Oxford University (#ItooamOxford). Both were launched at the beginning of March.
McGill’s campaign was launched on March 27 and has more than 30 student participants. The campaign can be viewed at itooamcgill.tumblr.com.

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Josh Morry is creating an Arab-Jewish dialogue group at the University of Manitoba.
Josh Morry is creating an Arab-Jewish dialogue group at the University of Manitoba.
Second-year University of Manitoba law student Josh Morry has found himself fighting a battle he thought he already won.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Mad about ‘mad’ rights

Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Madness isn’t just a label or a category. And Lucy Costa wants to change our perception of what “mad” actually is — as a scholar, researcher, and activist.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_john-packer.jpgI must admit I’m looking forward to the finals of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Olympics. Canada versus Russia would be perfect — with a whiff of nostalgia from 1972 and the Summit Series. Who can forget the thrill of Paul Henderson’s goal for Team Canada that Moscow night with just 34 seconds left to play in game eight of that groundbreaking series?
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