Legislating the Web: Cyber-Bullying and Online Privacy Rights

Fatimah Atcha On October 6th, 2012, 16-year-old Amanda Todd committed suicide after almost two years of online harassment. Less than a year later, a 17-year-old Nova Scotia girl hanged herself after videos of her sexual assault were posted and circulated online. Both events became prominent news stories and sparked significant national outrage, and the federal […]

Selling Sex: Bill C-36, Prostitution, and the Canadian Constitution

Alexis Mulvenna Last December, prostitution was forced on to the federal agenda when the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down all three related Criminal Code provisions as unconstitutional, giving Parliament just one year to put forth new legislation. The Court was responsive to arguments made by the applicants in Canada v Bedford under section […]