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“The privilege of colour-blindness”: An Op-Ed by Rakhi Ruparelia

Professor Rakhi Ruparelia published an op-ed in the March 11, 2014 edition of the Ottawa Citizen entitled “The privilege of colour-blindness,” which discusses the negative response to an event at the University of Ottawa in which racialized students were invited to meet separately from white students to discuss their battles against racism. Read more...

“Trinity Western law school has no right to judge its gay students”: An Op-Ed by Stephane Erickson

Common Law student Stephane Erickson authored an op-ed for the February 21, 2014 edition of The Globe and Mail entitled “Trinity Western law school has no right to judge its gay students,” which addresses the creation of the first Christian-run Canadian law school at Trinity Western University and its discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Read more...

“Restoring trust in the Senate”: An Op-Ed by Prof. Mendes

Professor Errol Mendes authored an op-ed for the January 30, 2014 edition of the Ottawa Citizen entitled “Restoring trust in the Senate,” which addresses Justin Trudeau’s announcement on January 29 that existing Liberal senators would no longer be part of the Liberal caucus. Read more...

“Supreme Court appointments: Fix the process or scrap it” An Op-Ed by Prof. Dodek

Professor Adam Dodek authored an op-ed for the January 22, 2014 edition of The Globe and Mail, entitled “Supreme Court appointments: Fix the process or scrap it,” which addresses the SCC appointments procedure in light of the prime minister’s controversial appointment of Justice Marc Nadon. Read more...

Adam Dodek Authors Op-Ed on Senate Reform

Professor Adam Dodek has authored an op-ed for the November 19, 2013 edition of The National Post entitled “Two chambers, both red”, which addresses a “reference” brought by the federal government on the issue of Senate reform. Read more...

Adam Dodek Authors Op-Ed on Supreme Court Appointments

Vice-Dean, Adam Dodek recently authored an Op-Ed for the November 5, 2013 edition of the The Globe and Mail, entitled “Supreme Court appointments: Wrong person on the hot seat.”
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“Senate, heal thyself”: An Op-Ed by Prof. Adam Dodek

Professor Adam Dodek has authored an op-ed for the November 12, 2013 edition of The Globe and Mail entitled “Senate, heal thyself,” which addresses various steps the Senate could take to reform itself. Read more...

Dean Des Rosiers Co-Authors Commentary on CSEC Accountability

Dean Nathalie Des Rosiers co-authored a commentary for the September 16, 2013 edition of The Globe and Mail, entitled “Real privacy means oversight,” which examines the lack of oversight or accountability for one of Canada’s most secretive intelligence agencies, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC). Read more...

Professor Adam Dodek and Derek Smith (’01) Debate Citizenship Oath to the Queen

In recent op-eds for the Ottawa Citizen, Professor Adam Dodek and Alumnus Derek Smith (’01) have taken opposing views on Canada’s citizenship oath to the Queen.  Prof. Dodek’s initial article is entitled “Why citizenship requires an oath to the Queen,” while Mr. Smith’s response is entitled “Swearing allegiance to the Queen no longer makes sense.” Read more...

Op-Ed: Professor Mendes Discusses Corruption in Africa and Canada

In the July 1st Issue of The Globe and Mail, Professor Errol Mendes compares and contrasts corruption in Africa and Canada. Read more...

“Canadians don’t know much about the Constitution”: A Commentary Prof. Adam Dodek

Professor Adam Dodek authored a commentary for the April 17, 2013 edition of the National Post entitled “Canadians don’t know much about the Constitution,” in which he explains how his new book The Canadian Constitution sets out to bring the Constitution alive for all Canadians. Read more...
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