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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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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

Airport Chaos: The Political & Legal Causes

Airport Chaos: The Political & Legal Causes

Christine welcomes Melissa Lantsman, MP for Thornhill, to discuss the many causes of the significant delays being experienced in airports across Canada, and what can be done to resolve some of these issues

Crimes Committed Under Extreme Intoxication

Crimes Committed Under Extreme Intoxication

Christine and her legal panel look at the defence of extreme intoxication where a person becomes so impaired by drugs or alcohol that they don’t know what they are doing and they commit a crime

 

The State of Abortion Laws In Canada

The State of Abortion Laws In Canada

In the wake of the reignited debate over Roe v. Wade taking place in the US, Christine welcomes legal experts for education on Canadian abortion laws

Criminalizing Holocaust Denial

Criminalizing Holocaust Denial

Christine is joined by a panel of experts, to look at all sides of a bill that seeks to criminalize Holocaust denial

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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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