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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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"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.

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.

The Manitoba Métis Decision and the Uses of History (2015) Supreme Court of Canada, Constitutional Law, Manitoba Metis Federation Inc v Canada (AG) By Thomas R. Berger & Q.C.

In the case of Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v. Canada (A.G.), decided by the Supreme Court of Canada on March 8, 2013, the Court dealt with ramifications of the encounter on the plains 140 years ago between Canada, extending westward, and Louis... 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.

The Manitoba Métis Decision and the Uses of History (2015) Supreme Court of Canada, Constitutional Law, Manitoba Metis Federation Inc v Canada (AG) By Thomas R. Berger & Q.C.

In the case of Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v. Canada (A.G.), decided by the Supreme Court of Canada on March 8, 2013, the Court dealt with ramifications of the encounter on the plains 140 years ago between Canada, extending westward, and Louis... 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.

Bargaining For Expedience? The Overuse of Joint Recommendations on Sentence (2015) Criminal Law, Plea Bargaining, Joint Recommendations By David Ireland

Only a small fraction of matters that enter the criminal justice system will, in fact, ever proceed to trial. Whatever justice is delivered by the system is mostly dispensed by way of guilty pleas bred by plea bargains. Though it is often stated... Read more.

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