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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Canadian Justice | City Councils Are Chilling Freedom Of Speech?

Canadian Justice | City Councils Are Chilling Freedom Of Speech?

Christine and her panel of legal experts look at Municipal Code of Conduct Rules, and how they are being weaponized for political gain.

Canadian Justice | Sex Assault Publication Ban

Canadian Justice | Sex Assault Publication Ban

A sexual assault victim was fined for breaking a publication ban – a ban protecting her own identity. With help from the victim’s lawyer as well as a panel of legal experts, Christine breaks down the case.

Canadian Justice | Protecting and Defending Constitutional Liberties of Canadians

Canadian Justice | Protecting and Defending Constitutional Liberties of Canadians

Christine welcomes Joanna Baron, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, to look at the organization’s role in protecting Canadians rights and freedoms and holding the government constitutionally accountable.

Canadian Justice | Faith Principles in the Legal System

Canadian Justice | Faith Principles in the Legal System

Christine is joined by Derek Ross, executive director of the Christian Legal Fellowship, to discuss the organization’s ongoing cases as well as their mission to offer spiritual guidance to lawyers and students on ethical issues.

Canadian Justice | Gender Pay Gap in the Legal Field

Canadian Justice | Gender Pay Gap in the Legal Field

Christine goes one on one with investigative journalist, Robyn Doolittle, who just exposed the pay gap and gender imbalance in the legal sector.

Canadian Justice | How to Spot a Scam

Canadian Justice | How to Spot a Scam

Christine welcomes an expert panel to explain the tactics and loopholes that scammers are using to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners

Canadian Justice | Is There Such a Thing as Easy Money?

Canadian Justice | Is There Such a Thing as Easy Money?

Christine welcomes a panel of experts to look into the growing trend of multi-level marketing and how you can spot a legitimate business model vs. a pyramid scheme

Canadian Justice | Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Canadian Justice | Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Christine and her legal panel look at the public perception and misconceptions surrounding criminal defense lawyers and their important role in a free and democratic society.

Canadian Justice | No Explanation for a Fertility Donor Clinic MIX Up

Canadian Justice | No Explanation for a Fertility Donor Clinic MIX Up

How Could This Happen? -A Fertility Doctor Found To Be The Biological Father Of 17 Children. Christine and her panel look at how the system failed the patients.

Canadian Justice | The Rogers Civil War

Canadian Justice | The Rogers Civil War

Christine welcomes a panel of legal experts to discuss the many nuances to the Rogers Communications dispute and the precedent this sets for corporate governance in Canada.

Canadian Justice | Some of the Quirkiest Cases in the Canadian Courts

Canadian Justice | Some of the Quirkiest Cases in the Canadian Courts

From an in-court bathroom break to a protestor in a chicken suit. Christine and a panel of lawyers take a humorous look at some of the strangest sites they’ve seen or heard in court

Canadian Justice | A Legal Discussion On Facial Recognition Technology

Canadian Justice | A Legal Discussion On Facial Recognition Technology

In Canadian Justice, lawyer Christine Van Geyn engages in conversations with experts to explore some of the most pressing legal and political issues affecting our nation today.

Canadian Justice | Kyle Rittenhouse and the Many Challenges of Trying Self-Defense Cases

Canadian Justice | Kyle Rittenhouse and the Many Challenges of Trying Self-Defense Cases

Christine welcomes criminal lawyer Lawrence Gridin to break down the complexities of the Kyle Rittenhouse case and look at Canadian laws surrounding self-defense cases.

Canadian Justice | Why Is Our Housing Market So Unaffordable?

Canadian Justice | Why Is Our Housing Market So Unaffordable?

Christine welcomes a panel of experts for an in-depth discussion on what laws are contributing to unaffordability in the Canadian housing market.

Canadian Justice | Alcohol Laws in Canada

Canadian Justice | Alcohol Laws in Canada

Christine welcomes Grant Dingwall, founder of Free Our Booze, David Clement from Consumer Choice Canada, Dr. Samantha Wells of CAMH for a debate on whether it is time to change the liquor laws in Canada.

Canadian Justice | Unintended  Consequences of Government Regulation on Online Content

Canadian Justice | Unintended Consequences of Government Regulation on Online Content

A panel of legal experts joins Christine to weigh in on the government proposal to censor online content and discuss whether this could eventually inhibit our freedom of speech.

Canadian Justice | Why Is Our Housing Market So Unaffordable?

Canadian Justice | Why Is Our Housing Market So Unaffordable?

Christine welcomes a panel of experts for an in-depth discussion on what laws are contributing to unaffordability in the Canadian housing market.

Canadian Justice | Alcohol Laws in Canada

Canadian Justice | Alcohol Laws in Canada

Christine welcomes Grant Dingwall, founder of Free Our Booze, David Clement from Consumer Choice Canada, Dr. Samantha Wells of CAMH for a debate on whether it is time to change the liquor laws in Canada.

Canadian Justice | Understanding Financial Abuse Within Families

Canadian Justice | Understanding Financial Abuse Within Families

As economic pressures intensify, Christine is joined by a panel of legal experts to discuss the rise in financial abuse cases within families.

Canadian Justice | The Legal Implications of the Global Supply Chain Shortage

Canadian Justice | The Legal Implications of the Global Supply Chain Shortage

Christine is joined by two trade lawyers to look at what was behind the supply chain shortage and what companies can and are doing to overcome the disruption.

Canadian Justice | Protection Against Cryptocurrency Scams

Canadian Justice | Protection Against Cryptocurrency Scams

An expert panel joins Christine to explain what is so attractive about cryptocurrency and how to spot the growing number of fraudulent scams associated with this volatile market.

Canadian Justice | When Extreme Intoxication Leads to a Crime

Canadian Justice | When Extreme Intoxication Leads to a Crime

Christine and her legal panel weigh in on Canada’s laws around intoxication and whether we can hold someone responsible for a criminal act if they are extremely intoxicated.

Canadian Justice | Conspiracy Theorists Hit With Contempt of Court Convictions

Canadian Justice | Conspiracy Theorists Hit With Contempt of Court Convictions

Christine and her legal panel of experts look at a judge ruling that includes a term where the convicted conspiracy theorist must stick to a script.

Canadian Justice | The Issue of Free Speech in Comedy

Canadian Justice | The Issue of Free Speech in Comedy

Christine and her legal panel look at whether or not free speech laws apply to a comedy routine and other art forms.

Canadian Justice | High Drug Prices

Canadian Justice | High Drug Prices

Christine welcomes a panel of experts to look at why drug prices can become unreasonable and how we can make pharmaceuticals more accessible to patients.

Canadian Justice | Why We Need to Protect Canada’s Arctic Region

Canadian Justice | Why We Need to Protect Canada’s Arctic Region

A panel of legal experts joins Christine to weigh in on the growing international dispute over the Arctic Waterways above Canada’s Northern Region.

Canadian Justice | Military Propaganda

Canadian Justice | Military Propaganda

Legal experts join Christine to discuss revelations about the Canadian military using COVID-19 to plan propaganda warfare on its citizens.

Canadian Justice | Parental Disagreements and Childhood Vaccinations

Canadian Justice | Parental Disagreements and Childhood Vaccinations

Christine welcomes a panel of family lawyers and a stepfamily counselor to help navigate the polarizing subject of COVID vaccines in children.

Canadian Justice | Sports Gambling in Canada

Canadian Justice | Sports Gambling in Canada

Christine welcomes legal and gaming experts to look at the future of sports gambling in Canada after Ontario became the first province to pass legislation to legalize single-game betting.

Canadian Justice | Understanding the Legal Relationship Between Tenants and Landlords

Canadian Justice | Understanding the Legal Relationship Between Tenants and Landlords

Christine welcomes an expert legal panel to dissect the many scenarios that could leave the renter and landlord at risk.

Canadian Justice | The Debate Over The Notwithstanding Clause

Canadian Justice | The Debate Over The Notwithstanding Clause

Christine welcomes a panel of legal experts to weigh in on the fight to defend or remove one of the most powerful tools in a politician’s tool box

Canadian Justice | We Are at a Turning Point With China

Canadian Justice | We Are at a Turning Point With China

Christine and her expert legal panel discuss whether the Canadian government could have done anything to stop The Meng Wanzhou situation and where the two countries go from here

Canadian Justice | Principles vs Laws

Canadian Justice | Principles vs Laws

A panel of legal experts joins Christine to unpack Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s controversial decision to shrink Toronto’s City Council and why the argument of principle lost to written legislation.

Canadian Justice | A New Challenge to the Canadian Law on Prostitution

Canadian Justice | A New Challenge to the Canadian Law on Prostitution

Christine welcomes legal experts to weigh in on the new challenges to prostitution laws and whether these laws have a greater effect on the purchaser or seller.

Canadian Justice | The Debate Over Paid Surrogacy In Canada

Canadian Justice | The Debate Over Paid Surrogacy In Canada

Christine welcomes a panel with their views on whether paid surrogacy should be something that money can’t buy.

Canadian Justice – Young Offenders and The Justice System

Canadian Justice – Young Offenders and The Justice System

Christine Van Geyn welcomes an Expert Panel of Lawyers and Advocates to Dissect how our Judicial System Treats Young Offenders who Commit a Serious Crime.

Canadian Justice | Totalitarianism Is Taking Over Hong Kong

Canadian Justice | Totalitarianism Is Taking Over Hong Kong

Christine welcomes a panel of legal experts to explain a new National Security Law in Hong Kong which exposes the entire world to charges.

Canadian Justice | A Case That Puts the Value of a Life Into Question

Canadian Justice | A Case That Puts the Value of a Life Into Question

Is sentencing a convicted murderer to stacked life sentences cruel and unusual punishment? Christine welcomes a panel of legal experts to dissect why a court of appeals is challenging the sentencing of a man convicted of multiple murders

Canadian Justice | Canada Has Some of the Worst Animal Protection Laws

Canadian Justice | Canada Has Some of the Worst Animal Protection Laws

Lawyer and Executive Director of Animal Justice, Camille Labchuk, joins Christine to look at the reasons why federal political parties have included animal welfare reform in their campaign platforms this election

Canadian Justice | The Push to End Prohibition on Magic Mushrooms

Canadian Justice | The Push to End Prohibition on Magic Mushrooms

Christine welcomes advocate and CEO of TheraPsil and patient, Thomas Hartle, for a fascinating look at the medicinal benefits of psilocybin (hallucinogenic magic mushrooms)

Canadian Justice | A Healthy Disagreement Over Vaccine Passports

Canadian Justice | A Healthy Disagreement Over Vaccine Passports

Christine welcomes National Post Columnist, Jonathan Kay, and lawyer Ryan O’Connor to break down the nuances on both sides of the mandatory vaccine debate

Canadian Justice | Canada’s Weird Relationship With Private Healthcare.

Canadian Justice | Canada’s Weird Relationship With Private Healthcare.

Christine is joined by a panel of experts to look at the arguments for and against a blended healthcare system

Canadian Justice | The Laws Behind Mandatory Vaccines and Spreading COVID

Canadian Justice | The Laws Behind Mandatory Vaccines and Spreading COVID

Christine is joined by employment lawyer Howard Levitt and law professor Stephane Serafin to look at the balancing act of requiring mandatory vaccines and if we can be liable for spreading covid at the workplace or public

Canadian Justice | Crisis In Afghanistan

Canadian Justice | Crisis In Afghanistan

Christine welcomes a panel of experts who share personal stories from the situation in Afghanistan and discuss how prepared our government is to meet the commitment to bringing 20,000 Refugees to Canada

Canadian Justice l The Debate Over Mandatory Vaccines

Canadian Justice l The Debate Over Mandatory Vaccines

Health and Legal experts join Christine to look at the rationale behind mandatory vaccinations and domestic vaccination “passports”, which are being discussed by some policymakers and politicians.

Canadian Justice | Freedom of Expression and Religion on Trial

Canadian Justice | Freedom of Expression and Religion on Trial

Human rights lawyer, Carol Crosson joins Christine to discuss the case of a medical student whose online comments on abortion and gun control ultimately led to him being suspended, then expelled from the University.

Canadian Justice | Human Rights Laws and Political Beliefs

Canadian Justice | Human Rights Laws and Political Beliefs

Christine welcomes Queen’s University Law Professor Bruce Pardy, and Executive Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies, Matt Bufton. for a debate on Canada’s Human Rights Tribunals and whether they should protect our Political Beliefs.

Canadian Justice | Social Media May Become a Little Less Social

Canadian Justice | Social Media May Become a Little Less Social

Joanna Baron and Omar Ha-Redeye join guest host KR Davidson to discuss two bills that will give the government more control over our consumption of digital content and freedom of expression.

Canadian Justice | Challenges In Regulating Canadian Online Content

Canadian Justice | Challenges In Regulating Canadian Online Content

Christine is joined by legal experts to further explain what Bill-C10 accomplishes, what problems exist and whether the CRTC should regulate Canadian online content.

Canadian Justice | A History Making Showdown Between Government and Parliament

Canadian Justice | A History Making Showdown Between Government and Parliament

A four hundred year old commonwealth principle is at stake in Canada’s highest court. KR welcomes a panel of legal experts to explain how we got here.

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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.