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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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Municipalities Amalgamate in Manitoba: Moving towards Rural Regions (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Municipal Law, Municipal Amalgamation By William Ashton & Wayne Kelly & Ray Bollman

Recently, the Manitoba government initiated amalgamations to re-structure rural municipalities following a century of virtually no change in rural municipal boundaries and decades of rural out-migration that has left many municipalities below the... Read more.

Climate Change Policy in Manitoba: A Small Province Looking to "Punch above its Weight" (2015) Environmental Law, Climate Change Policy By Brendan Boyd

In 2008, Manitoba joined the wave of Canadian provinces and US states taking action on climate change by becoming the first jurisdiction in North America to pass legislation committing to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets set by the... 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.

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.

The First "By the Court" Decisions: The Emergence of a Practice of the Supreme Court of Canada (2015) Supreme Court of Canada, Senate Reform Reference, Laskin Thesis By Peter McCormick & Marc Zanoni

This paper explores the Supreme Court's deliberate and repeated departure from the long-standing norms of attributing decisions to specific members of the panel by instead attributing the decision to "The Court".  The examination begins by... Read more.

On we go to Manitoba's next provincial election: Whither the NDP? (2015) Manitoba Provincial Election, Winnipeg Municipal Election By Karine Levasseur

In previous editions of this journal, the author has argued that Manitoba’s stability was beginning to wane. That theme continues in this edition, albeit slightly differently. While the dominant source of instability in previous years was economic,... Read more.

"All talk with very little action": Bill 26, The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Accessibility, Disability Rights By Sharyne Hamm

Bill 26 came about as a direct response to pressure from disability rights groups in Manitoba. The Bill was introduced with the express purpose of improving accessibility for Manitobans who are disabled through the prevention and removal of barriers... Read more.

Municipalities Amalgamate in Manitoba: Moving towards Rural Regions (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Municipal Law, Municipal Amalgamation By William Ashton & Wayne Kelly & Ray Bollman

Recently, the Manitoba government initiated amalgamations to re-structure rural municipalities following a century of virtually no change in rural municipal boundaries and decades of rural out-migration that has left many municipalities below the... 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.

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