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Author Archives: Joanna Baron

Introducing Runnymede Radio

The Runnymede Society launched its new podcast Runnymede Radio today. Runnymede Radio features conversations with leading scholars, judges, and legal thinkers. Some of the first guests include Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Dr. Leonid Sirota of the award-winning Double Aspect Blog, and Professor Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto. The podcast is available ...

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Runnymede Society Hosts Justice Nadon

Please join the Runnymede Society– University of Toronto Faculty of Law for a very special talk with the Hon. Justice Marc Nadon, entitled “Judging and the Rule of Law.” The talk will be held on Thursday, March 16th at 12:30 pm in Jackman Law– J125. Lunch will be served: please RSVP by March 13th to jbaron@runnymedesociety.ca We look forward to ...

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Runnymede Society Debates Electoral Reform and Other Upcoming Events

You’re invited to join the University of Toronto Runnymede Society Chapter on Tuesday, October 11th for a debate between two leading Canadian public intellectuals on the currently pending issue of electoral reform! Peter Loewen, School of Public Policy and Governance, will argue that first past the post has proven advantageous in our highly regionalized democracy, we should not be quick to abandon it. ...

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Brexit and the Rule of Law

It took all of us by surprise, but Brexit is putatively happening. The leader of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker aptly deadpanned: Brexit would not be “an amicable divorce”, but “it wasn’t exactly a tight romance to begin with.” A slender democratic majority of UK residents (including foreign residents- well done, civic rights) voted on June 23rd to exit the ...

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Runnymede Society Student Leadership Conference 2016

Canadian law students returning to their studies in the fall of 2016 are eligible to apply for the Runnymede Society’s first Student Leadership Conference. The Runnymede Society will be hosting its Student Leadership Conference this August 26-28, 2016, in the beautiful Ontario countryside. The weekend will include legal study and discussion, training to equip students with the skills and knowledge ...

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Runnymede Spring Tour Update and Website!

The Runnymede Society, which is a new law student membership group co-founded by and in partnership with Advocates for the Rule of Law, kicked off this spring with a series of great events across the country this past month: March 2nd: Queen’s: Debate on Social and Economic Rights with Profs. Bruce Pardy, Tsvi Kahana, and Chris Essert. March 17th: Calgary: ...

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Rebalancing the Sexual Assault Pendulum

The Ghomeshi trial has exposed a reality of the criminal justice system which is the bane of every criminal defence lawyer’s existence. In most ‘domestics’ — as allegations of sexual or physical assault between family members or romantic partners are called in the system—the current modus operandi of police and Crown prosecutors is “zero tolerance.” This means, practically, that police ...

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