Canadian Justice

Host Christine Van Geyn, welcomes advocates and lawyers on both sides of some of the most polarizing constitutional freedom cases involving Canadians today.

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The Emergencies Act Inquiry

The Emergencies Act Inquiry

Christine is joined by Joanna Baron, Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, to discuss the ongoing public inquiry into the federal government’s invoking of the Emergencies Act in February 2022, in response to the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa and at various border crossings in Canada.

Annapolis Group v. Halifax Regional Municipality

Annapolis Group v. Halifax Regional Municipality

Christine speaks with Joanna Baron – Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation – and Malcolm Lavoie, a lawyer at Miller Tomson LLP., to discuss the recent conclusion of a Supreme Court case dealing with property rights and government misappropriation.

Indigenous Self-Governments & The Charter

Indigenous Self-Governments & The Charter

Christine is joined by lawyers Jesse Hartney and Bryn Gray from McCarthy Tétrault, to discuss a landmark Supreme Court case – brought by an Indigenous woman from the Yukon – about whether Indigenous self-governments are subject to Charter scrutiny.

The Parole of Dangerous Offenders

The Parole of Dangerous Offenders

Christine and her legal panel discuss the parole process in Canada in lieu of the high-profile case of Myles Sanderson, who went on a stabbing rampage several months after an official ruled that he did not pose a danger to society.

Bill C-26: Cybersecurity & Civil Liberties

Bill C-26: Cybersecurity & Civil Liberties

Christine speaks with Rosa Addario – Communications Manager at OpenMedia – and Dr. Brenda McPhail – Director of Privacy Rights at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) – to discuss the amendments included in Bill C-26 that target Canada’s cybersecurity, but which many fear will encroach on the civil liberties of Canadians.

The Law of SPACE!

The Law of SPACE!

Christine welcomes Dr. Ram Jakhu – a McGill Faculty of Law Professor – and Kuan-Wei Chen – Managing Editor for the McGill Manual on International Law – to discuss the current laws surrounding spacel, and how these laws might develop in the future.

Protests & Calls for Regime Change in Iran

Protests & Calls for Regime Change in Iran

Christine is joined by Kaveh Shahrooz, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a human rights advocate, to discuss the death of Masha Amini in Iran, and the events that have followed in the country, in Canada, and around the world.

UBC’s Centre for Constitutional Law and Legal Studies

UBC’s Centre for Constitutional Law and Legal Studies

Christine speaks with Geoffrey Sigalet, Assistant Professor of Political Science at  the University of British Columbia (UBC), to discuss a newly-launched initiative – UBC’s Centre for Constitutional Law and Legal Studies – as well as the project’s origins, directives, and future goals.

How One Law Professor Wrote Her Way to Justice

How One Law Professor Wrote Her Way to Justice

Christine is joined by Dr. Julie Macfarlane, law professor and co-founder of “Can’t Buy My Silence,” to discuss her new book, ‘Going Public: A Survivor’s Journey from Grief to Action,’ as well as her own experience with sexual abuse.

The Future of the Monarchy in Canada

The Future of the Monarchy in Canada

Christine welcomes Allan C. Hutchinson, law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, David Schneiderman, law professor at the University of Toronto, and Ben Woodfinden, doctoral candidate at McGill University, to discuss what changes – legal and otherwise – Canadians can expect with the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III.

The RCMP’s Use of Spyware Technology

The RCMP’s Use of Spyware Technology

Christine is joined by Dr. Brenda McPhail, an expert with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, to discuss the RCMP’s use of spyware technology and Canada’s privacy laws that exist to protect citizens from government surveillance.

The Legal Challenge Over “Magic Mushrooms”

The Legal Challenge Over “Magic Mushrooms”

Christine speaks with Paul Lewin, a lawyer from Lewin & Sagara LLP, and Spencer Hawkswell, President & CEO of Therapsil, to discuss the legal challenge tied to the recently-discovered treatment possibilities of “magic mushrooms,” containing the chemical psilocybin.

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Christine Van Geyn

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Christine Van Geyn

Christine Van Geyn is an outspoken advocate for freedom in Canada. She is currently the Litigation Director for the Canadian Constitution Foundation, a legal charity that fights for the fundamental freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion. She is also host of the national television show "Canadian Justice", that covers Canada's most important legal news stories. 

Christine earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, Trinity College. She earned her JD at Osgoode Hall Law school, studied at New York University School of Law and was called to the bar in Ontario in 2012. 

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