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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 Fight for Legal Aid in Alberta

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 Cambie Appeal & the Government Monopoly Healthcare System

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

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

When Crimes Are Committed Under Extreme Intoxication

When Crimes Are Committed Under Extreme Intoxication

Christine welcomes a legal panel to discuss the defence of extreme intoxication and three recent cases that were decided at The Supreme Court of Canada

Why Public Interest Litigation Matters

Why Public Interest Litigation Matters

Chirstine welcomes Mark Sheely, a lawyer with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt to discuss a recent Supreme Court ruling that sheds light on an organization’s ability to sue the government

The Rush To Push Bill C-11

The Rush To Push Bill C-11

Christine and her legal panel look at the concerns over Bill C-11 (formerly Bill C-10) that restricts online streaming services and user generated content in Canada, and possible reasons why the government is rushing to push it through

Pipelines and the Impact Assessment Act

Pipelines and the Impact Assessment Act

Christine and her legal panel look at Alberta’s challenge to the Impact Assessment Act and whether there is justification for the Federal Government to intrude into Provincial Business

Stacking Life Sentences

Stacking Life Sentences

Christine and her legal panel look at arguments about whether killers convicted of murdering multiple people should be sent to prison to serve life sentences back to back with stacked parole eligibility

Laws Surrounding Medical Assisted Dying

Laws Surrounding Medical Assisted Dying

Christine and her expert panel look at how the law surrounding medically assisted dying has changed in Canada and how cost is factoring into people’s choice to choose MAID

Canada’s Commitment To Afghanistan’s Refugees

Canada’s Commitment To Afghanistan’s Refugees

Christine welcomes Saeeq Shajjan, who fled Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover. He’ll discuss the dangers that exist for his colleagues still in Afghanistan, and how the Canadian government is doing on its promise to bring 40,000 refugees to Canada

After the Emergencies Act: The Federal Government v. The CCF

After the Emergencies Act: The Federal Government v. The CCF

Christine is joined by lawyers Sujit Choudhry from Choudhry Law, and Janani Shanmuganathan from Goddard & Shanmuganathan, to discuss the case between the federal government and the Canadian Constitution Foundation, over the illegal and unjustified use of the Emergencies Act

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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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