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Petroleum & Treaty No. 2 (6/18/15) Aboriginal law, Energy Law By Sheldon Rosenstock

The land area of Manitoba’s Treaty No. 2 contains the oil wealth of Manitoba, and extends from the Saskatchewan border on the west to the western shore of Lake Winnipeg on the east, and south to...

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Making the Case for Bail in Canada (7/23/14) Criminal Law, Bail By Martin Glazer

In theory, people accused of a crime are entitled to be released on bail pending trial. However, making a successful bail application often turns out to be a defence lawyer’s challenge. This paper...

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Graham James: Sending the Wrong Message? (5/24/12) Sentencing, Criminal Law By Darcy L. MacPherson

The question of sentencing is always a tough one. There is no doubt that the two year sentence handed down to former junior hockey coach Graham James on March 20, 2012 sparked further debate about...

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The Securities Reference: The Supreme Court Got it Right (5/8/12) Securities, division of powers, Corporate Law By Darcy L. MacPherson

   On December 22, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada released its opinion in Reference re Securities Act.[1] The federal...

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The Restorative Justice Act: An Enhancement to Justice in Manitoba? (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Criminal Law, Restorative Justice By Zachary T. Courtemanche

As part of the restorative justice movement, the Government of Manitoba recently passed legislation to promote the incorporation of restorative justice into the province's justice system. This paper analyses the new Restorative Justice Act, as well... Read more.

The Queer Child Deserves Protection: Bill 18 and the Justifiable Infringement of Denominational Schools' Freedom of Religion (2015) Constitutional Law, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Equality Rights, Religious Rights By Joshua David Michael Shaw

The Province of Manitoba’s 'The Public Schools Amendment Act (Safe and Inclusive Schools)', also known as Bill 18, obligates all Manitoban school boards to create anti-bullying policies that incorporate principles of human rights. The language used... Read more.

Bill 2: The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Safety of Workers in Highway Construction Zones) (2015) Manitoba Legislature, The Highway Traffic Act, Construction Zones By Andrew Hnatiuk

On November 15, 2013 Bill 2 was introduced into the Manitoba Legislature, amending The Highway Traffic Act in four ways. On its face this legislation is simple and the provincial government's stated purpose and means are clear: to enhance safety for... Read more.

An Empirical Glimpse of Manitoba Civil Forfeiture Regulation (2015) Civil Forfeiture, Crime Control, Manitoba Law, Criminal Proceeds By Michelle Gallant

Civil forfeiture may be the most significant crime control development of the modern era because it permits the felling of wealth allegedly tainted by crime but does not require any convictions for any underlying offence. Pursuant to civil... Read more.

Policy Design in Rural Manitoba: Alternatives and Opportunities in the Midst of Change (2015) Public Policy, Rural Policy Changes By Lars K. Hallstrom & William Ashton & Ray Bollman & Ryan Gibson & Thomas Johnson

Recent changes in rural Manitoba have, like elsewhere in the country, inspired calls for new perspectives and ideas about rural policy. While structural changes such as amalgamations are common, on-going questions about regionalized models, the... Read more.

Policy Design in Rural Manitoba: Alternatives and Opportunities in the Midst of Change (2015) Public Policy, Rural Policy Changes By Lars K. Hallstrom & William Ashton & Ray Bollman & Ryan Gibson & Thomas Johnson

Recent changes in rural Manitoba have, like elsewhere in the country, inspired calls for new perspectives and ideas about rural policy. While structural changes such as amalgamations are common, on-going questions about regionalized models, the... Read more.

Will the Reform Act, 2014, Alter the Canadian Phenomenon of Party Discipline? (2015) Canadian Parliament, Party Cohesion By Paul Geisler

On June 23, 2015, the Reform Act, 2014, a private member's bill sponsored by Conservative backbencher Michael Chong, received royal assent. This paper attempts to determine the extent to which the Reform Act can be expected to reduce the powers of... Read more.

Policy Design in Rural Manitoba: Alternatives and Opportunities in the Midst of Change (2015) Public Policy, Rural Policy Changes By Lars K. Hallstrom & William Ashton & Ray Bollman & Ryan Gibson & Thomas Johnson

Recent changes in rural Manitoba have, like elsewhere in the country, inspired calls for new perspectives and ideas about rural policy. While structural changes such as amalgamations are common, on-going questions about regionalized models, the... Read more.

Flooding of First Nations and Environmental Justice in Manitoba: Case Studies of the Impacts of the 2011 Flood and Hydro Development in Manitoba (2015) Environmental Law, Environmental Justice, Provincial Flood Policy By Shirley Thompson

This paper examines why man-made flooding and permanent displacement is a reoccurring story in Manitoba for FNs communities. In this discussion of flooding and equity, environmental justice provides a framework to analyze the risk for flooding... Read more.

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