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
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”
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.
The Decriminalization of Hard Drugs In BC
Christine is joined by Ben Perrin, Professor at Allard School of Law, UBC, and author Michael Schellenberger, to look into the new proposed law to decriminialize hard drugs, including opioids, cocaine, and methamphetamines.
Inquiry Into Government’s Emergencies Act Declaration
Christine welcomes Russell Phillips, Communications Director with The Canadian Constitution Foundation, to discuss ways that the public can play a role in the independent inquiry into the Government’s Emergency Act Declaration.
Sports Stars, Sexual Assault, and NDA’s
Christine and her legal panel discuss the latest sports scandals, including sexual assault allegations against former members of Team Canada’s Junior National team.
Condom Use, Consent, and the Supreme Court
Christine welcomes two Canadian criminal lawyers – Sarah Leamon from Sarah Leamon Law Group, and Rachel Lichtman from Lichtman Law – to discuss a recent case ruled on by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case of R. v. Kirkpatrick sought to answer the question of whether or not the use of a condom during sexual intercourse is a viable condition for giving consent. (Disclaimer: This episode of ‘Canadian Justice’ contains mature themes that may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.)
Fighting Monopoly Power in Canada
Christine speaks with Robin Shaban, Keldon Bester, and Andrew Cameron – Co-Founders of the Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project (C.A.M.P.) – to discuss the ongoing problem of powerful monopolies and oligopolies across several industries in Canada, and ways in which these issues could be resolved country-wide
The Fight for Legal Aid in Alberta
Christine is joined by Danielle Boisvert, President of the Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association, and Ian Savage, President of the Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Association, to discuss the most recent updates from those legal aid lawyers in Alberta who have voted for job action, in response to the provincial government’s chronic underfunding of Legal Aid Alberta
The Full Story Behind ‘The Freedom Convoy’
Christine welcomes Andrew Lawton, journalist and author of the book, ‘The Freedom Convoy: The Inside Story Of Three Weeks That Shook The World,’ to discuss the origins of ‘The Freedom Convoy,’ and the protests themselves, from the perspective of members and organizers of the convoy. You can enter to win a copy of Andrew Lawton’s book here: www.thecff.ca/BookContext/
The Cambie Appeal & the Government Monopoly Healthcare System
Christine speaks with Dr. Brian Day, an orthopedic surgeon from Cambie Surgery Centre, who initially brought a legal case against Cambie – along with a group of surgical clinics and patients – as a challenge to the B.C. Medicare Protection Act. They discuss the “Cambie Appeal,” which was recently decided by the B.C. Court of Appeal
The Cambie Appeal & the Principles of Fundamental Justice
Christine is joined by Joanna Baron, Executive Director at the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), and Craig Dennis, a litigation lawyer at McEwan Partners, to discuss the outcome of the Cambie Appeal – recently decided by the B.C. Court of Appeal – as well as the legal reasons for the court’s decisions
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.