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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Domestic Abuse and Children

Domestic Abuse and Children

Christine welcomes Jennifer Kagan and her husband Philip Viater to discuss how the family law system failed her 4-year-old daughter in preventing her death at the hands of Jennifer’s ex-husband.

Canadian Citizenship Laws

Canadian Citizenship Laws

Christine joins Emma Kenyon and Patrick Chandler, Canadians whose children were both born overseas. Lawyer Sujit Choudhry joins them to discuss how a Canadian law has resulted in the children being born stateless.

How the Family Law System Failed a 4-Year-Old Girl

How the Family Law System Failed a 4-Year-Old Girl

Christine welcomes a panel of lawyers to discuss the case of Keira Kagan, a 4-year-old girl who was murdered by her abusive father. They’ll look into the progress of Keira’s law, which proposes family law training for judges.

BC Vaccine Passports

BC Vaccine Passports

Christine welcomes BC lawyer Geoffrey Trotter, who is representing individuals challenging the province’s vaccine passport program – on the grounds that it has no workable exemptions, even for people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.

Constitution Law 101

Constitution Law 101

Christine and her legal panel discuss a free online course about our Constitution and our fundamental rights and freedoms that are being taught by some of the brightest legal minds in Canada.

City Councils Are Chilling Freedom Of Speech?

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.

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

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.

A Dispute in the New NAFTA Agreement

A Dispute in the New NAFTA Agreement

Christine welcomes a panel of legal and policy experts for a discussion on the new NAFTA agreement, whether or not Canada breached its dairy obligations, and what it could mean for future trade.

When Extreme Intoxication Leads to a Crime

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.

Competition Laws

Competition Laws

Christine welcomes policy experts to discuss the recommendations to reform Canada’s Competition Act and the direct impact these changes may have on consumers.

Emergencies Act

Emergencies Act

Christine and her panel look at the legal challenges to the emergencies act and whether the protests met the conditions for the government to invoke it.

Canada’s Sex Offender Registry

Canada’s Sex Offender Registry

Christine and her legal panel discuss a recent challenge to Canada’s sex offender registry and unpack the purpose of the registry, as well as Canadian laws related to sex offenders.

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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.