Toronto Police: “To Serve and Suspect”

Amelia Bredo On a sunny Saturday afternoon, three teenagers, whose names have been withheld for privacy, waited for a friend outside of Parkdale Collegiate Institute, a high school located in an ethnically and economically diverse neighbourhood in Toronto. As one of the few public areas in the neighbourhood, this was an obvious choice for a meeting […]

“This threat that we face”: the Senate’s report on terrorism

We cannot try to appease this threat that we face, says Senator Daniel Lang, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence. The unappeasable “threat” Senator Lang speaks of is international terrorism, or, more specifically, the threat to the safety and security of Canadians posed by jihadists. In July 2015, the Senate […]

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 […]