Why Childhood Marriage Remains Legal In Canada
Christine welcomes Human Rights Lawyer, David Matas, and Alissa Koski, Professor at McGill University, to discuss why it is legal for a child to marry in Canada while we remain a strong advocate to end child marriage globally.
The Rouleau Report & the Emergencies Act
Christine speaks with Sujit Choudhry, a Lawyer at Haki Chambers Global, and Ewa Krajewska, Lawyer and Partner at Henein Hutchison Robitaille LLP., to discuss the Emergencies Act Inquiry Report and the CCF’s legal challenge to the use of the Act in federal court.
The Reality of Private Healthcare in Canada
Christine is joined by Joanna Baron, Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and Dr. Shawn Whatley, Senior Fellow at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss non-government healthcare in Canada and provincial plans to expand the use of private healthcare providers.
Canada’s Sex Offender Registry & the Eugene Ndhlovu Case
Christine speaks with Kabir Sharma, Partner at Titan Defence LLP, Lawrence Gridin, Partner at Brauti Thorning LLP, and Matthew Gourlay, Partner at Henein Hutchison Robitaille LLP, to discuss a recent Supreme Court case regarding the automatic addition of names to Canada’s sex offender registry.
Prosecutorial Independence from Political Interference
Christine welcomes Lori Williams, Political Science Professor at Mount Royal University, and Steven Penney, Law Professor at the University of Alberta, to discuss how Canada’s prosecutors are independent from political interference and what exactly constitutes as political interference.
Christine is joined by Ron Dalton, Co-President of Innocence Canada, and Pamels Glatt, Director of Education at Innocence Canada, to discuss their not-for-profit organization that mandates to advocate and exonerate those convicted of a crime they did not commit.
Employment Law Issues
Christine speaks with Mackenzie Irwin, Associate Lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, and Andrew Shaw, Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, to discuss issues surrounding working remotely and return to work policies following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Humanitarian Crisis In Afghanistan
Christine welcomes Amanda Moddejonge and Rokhsar Saifuddin, with Canadians for Afghans, and Dave Morrow, a Canadian army veteran. All three are working to fulfill Canada’s pledge to accept 40,000 Afghan refugees after the Taliban takeover of Kabul in 2021.
Criminal Law Panel: Unconstitutional Car Stops & “Swarming” Murder
Christine welcomes Kabir Sharma and Sina Shabestary, Partners at Titan Defence LLP, to discuss recent updates to two criminal cases: arbitrary and unconstitutional car stops by police, and the murder of a Toronto homeless man by a “swarm of teenage girls.”
Tim Hortons’ Mobile App Class-Action Settlement
Christine is joined by Vass Bednar, Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Governance Innovation, to discuss the class-action lawsuit and settlement between Tim Hortons and the customers using their mobile app, which violated federal and provincial privacy laws by tracking its customers, even when the app was not in use.
The Rogers-Shaw Merger
Christine speaks with Michael Binetti, Managing Partner at Affleck Green McMurty LLP, and Keldon Bester, Co-Founder of the Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project, to discuss Rogers Communication Inc.’s $26 billion takeover of Shaw Communications Inc., and what the deal could mean for Canadian consumers.
The Canadian Constitution Foundation
Christine Is Joined by Joanna Baron, Executive Director at the Canadian Constitution Foundation, to Discuss What the CCF Achieved in 2022 and What the Organization Is Looking Forward to in 2023.
Meet The Host
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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.