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UVic's Ideafest: The law should treat natural features like people, scholar says

When Canadian law treats corporations like people, it's easy to believe natural features like rivers or mountains deserve similar rights, says a UVic legal scholar.

March 07, 2018

New program a 'new beginning' at University of Victoria for Indigenous law studies

First Nations and Métis laws will start to take their place alongside common law as UVic offers the world's first degree in Indigenous law, a new program identified in the 2018 B.C. budget.

February 26, 2018

Advocacy work on rights of women and girls eligible for federal funding July 1

Status of Women Canada will soon allow groups advocating for women and girls to receive federal project funding, reversing a controversial Conservative policy brought in nearly a decade ago.

June 27, 2016

Federal government's plan to revoke passports raises human rights concerns

A human rights lawyer is raising concern about the federal government's plan to strip Canadian passports of those suspected of travelling abroad to join extremist groups.

September 22, 2014

Canada's refugee policy risks tearing parents from their children, activists say

Activists and legal experts say Canada's refugee policy regularly threatens to break up families and often fails to take into consideration the interests of the children involved.

September 02, 2014

Do we really want U.S. police working on Canadian soil?

The Integrated Cross Border Law Enforcement Operations Act became law in Canada with only whispers of public doubts.

August 29, 2012