BarTalk | June 2017

  • June 01, 2017
Inside this issue:

The year 2017 marks 150 years since Confederation and also 35 years since the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms formed part of the Constitution Act, 1982. As one would expect, much has changed in Canada over those years, and more change appears to be on the horizon; for example, tackling the issue of medically assisted dying or legalizing cannabis. This issue highlights current constitutional law issues and provides some insight into how the Charter will influence society in the future. As we celebrate these two big birthdays, we can reflect on evolution of Canada’s legal system and also actively embrace and participate in the journey that has yet to unfold.

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Michael Welsh
The CBA Defends the BBA

We go where others fail to tread

by Michael Welsh

Medical Assistance in Dying

Finding a Balance:
The debate continues

by Kimberly Jakeman and Dionne Liu

Caroline Nevin
The Power of the Many

Why CBA advocacy -
and your voice - matters

by Caroline Nevin

Tom Posyniak
Cannabis and the Constitution

The end of prohibition may be the beginning
of new constitutional frontiers

by Tom Posyniak

David J. Bilinsky
Steps to Guard Your Data

The rule of three

by David J. Bilinsky

Kim Hawkins and Raji Mangat
Scaling Up to Systemic Change and Constitutional Cases

Legal clinics as future change-makers

by Kim Hawkins and
Raji Mangat

Tech Tips
So what devices and websites are there to help you with your backup strategy?

by David J. Bilinksy

The Difference a Case Makes

Three social justice lessons from Insite

by Monique Pongracic-Speier

Tony Wilson
Dare to Be Great

In defence of the CBC in a world of "fake news"

by Tony Wilson, QC

Lisa Glowacki
Nationhood and Aboriginal Rights

R. v. Desautel
(2017 BCPC 84)

by Lisa Glowacki

Michael Butterfield
Fast Track Arbitration

Building just, speedy and cost effective resolution

by Michael Butterfield

Gillian Calder
Problem-Based Learning at UVic Law

Educating the whole lawyer

by Gillian Calder

The Future of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

by Patricia Cochran, Janna Promislow and Debra Parkes


Online Extras

Michael Welsh
Activist's Law

Law's place in the social change toolkit

by Laura Track

Recognizing the Reality of Refugees

And their efforts to get
to Canada

by Amy Dhillon

Sections & Professional Development

Section Updates

Labour Law | Municipal Law | CCCA BC

ALF 6th Annual Retreat
Professional Development

News & Events

Law Week 2017 Recap
Dial-A-Lawyer Day 2017 Stats
Notice to the Profession
Tips from the Courthouse Libraries BC
BC Legislative Update
CLEBC Update

Also In This Issue

The Law Foundation of BC: Grants Approved
BC's Legal History by Hamar Foster, QC
Bar Moves
New Members