David Hume’s is-ought problem is oft-forgotten in Canadian political and legal circles, and it bears some repetition. We often forget the value of deduction in an algorithmic age, for computers and the science from which they stem cause us to increasingly rely on inductive logic. In this age of induction, we formulate general rules based … Continue reading Dicey’s ghost walks free
Judicial visits of the Canadian prison system allow judges to witness firsthand the conditions in which Canadian inmates live.
Visitors have the right to supervise and correct the affairs of a charitable corporation. The Law Society of Ontario had visitors mentioned in its charter, but this mention was removed. Does the visitor still exist? If so, what might that mean for the profession?
I have not encountered specialized collective agreement drafting on my journey through labour relations. It would be nice to see these professionals become a reality.
Visitors have all the rights of an executive, a legislator, and a judge. The three branches of government combine in a single person. If this law applies to prisons, judges can exert their powers as judges and as visitors to correct abuses in the prison system. This law then supplies a novel set of remedies to situations not covered by private nor public law.
Parliament has a legislative jurisdiction that can and should be put up against courts' jurisdiction in Charter of Rights disputes. The legislator is ultimately responsible for adjudicating disputes about societal problems. Courts have a limited jurisdiction in our adversarial system.
This note takes issue with the Court's refusal to hear more cases. I take a historical approach by examining the case of Sutton's Hospital, which was heard by the English Exchequer Chamber. The case gives us a beautiful note on which to consider the Supreme Court's function in Canada.
Some of my neighbours put handwritten signs of encouragement up in their windows. Online stories and videos frequently attest to neighbours' generosity at a time when uncertainty reigns and people are more isolated than ever. Such charity relies on personal kindness muted in recent years by partisan politics and growing consumerism. The economic woe we … Continue reading Markets, COVID, and Charity
I enjoy working off the beaten track. Deep dives into little-researched or little-known fields are my preferred method of coming up with unique and engaging ideas that challenge our perception of modernity as a unique historical period. My point of departure is invariably that ideas from the past continue to influence all facets of our … Continue reading Personal Research Interests