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Oiler Fans Shouldn’t Be Giving Up Yet | Adam Woods

I couldn’t help but notice over the past few weeks Oilers fans already throwing in the towel and completely freaking out, which is not at all surprising considering the team’s 1-5 start to the season. Given that early signs point to a disappointing season ahead, its understandable that victory-deprived fans are getting fed up. I for one am not giving up faith just yet and … Continue reading Oiler Fans Shouldn’t Be Giving Up Yet | Adam Woods

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The New (and Old) Faces of our Current P.C. Government | by Adam Woods

Recently premier Jim Prentice announced his new cabinet and thus presented the public with the faces of our new(est) Progressive Conservative government. While there has been speculation for weeks surrounding whom Prentice would appoint, the end result was almost as predictable as could be. The Premier needed new faces to replace the old ones plagued with scandal, but he also needed Ministers with actual cabinet … Continue reading The New (and Old) Faces of our Current P.C. Government | by Adam Woods

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Oilers Fans Will Likely Have to Wait at Least Another Year | By Adam Woods

No one can say that Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish hasn’t tried his best during this off-season to fill many of the holes in a ship that has already reached the bottom of the ocean. Unfortunately, it is difficult to attract players to a team with a terrible record located in the arctic tundra. Why play in cold and snowy Edmonton with a terrible team … Continue reading Oilers Fans Will Likely Have to Wait at Least Another Year | By Adam Woods

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Le Renvoi sur Nadon: La Cour suprême reconsacre son identité bijuridique | Par Stéphane Erickson

Le renvoi relatif aux articles 5 et 6 de la Loi sur la Cour suprême, aussi connu comme le « renvoi sur Nadon », a récemment fait écho sur la Colline parlementaire. Dans sa décision, la Cour suprême a mis les points sur les i en réévaluant la place et la valeur qu’elle accorde au bijuridisme quant à la composition de ses juges. Je tiens à aborder … Continue reading Le Renvoi sur Nadon: La Cour suprême reconsacre son identité bijuridique | Par Stéphane Erickson

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The Nadon Reference: The Supreme Court Re-enshrines Its Bijural Identity | By Stéphane Erickson

The Reference on sections 5 and 6 of the Supreme Court Act – now commonly referred to as the “Nadon Reference” – sent a strong and clear message to the Harper government. In fact, the message was more of a wake-up call, or a harsh reminder of sorts. There are three main points which I wish to speak to: bijuralism’s constitutional protections, historical context and … Continue reading The Nadon Reference: The Supreme Court Re-enshrines Its Bijural Identity | By Stéphane Erickson

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Lost Opportunities: The Ironies of Trinity Western’s Law School Affair | By Stéphane Erickson

I write this as a graduate from the University of Alberta, a place where I learned to grow, to develop my identity, to be proud of who I am. I write this as a current law student at the University of Ottawa, a school where I have never felt so accepted, so welcomed, so human. I write this as a 23 year-old homosexual. I write … Continue reading Lost Opportunities: The Ironies of Trinity Western’s Law School Affair | By Stéphane Erickson

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What Some Politicians Can Learn from Santa | By Stéphane Erickson

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more”  – Dr. Seuss Every year, Santa travels across the world to deliver millions of gifts to children of all ages, all creeds, from all backgrounds and walks of life. On December 25th, countless boys and girls wake up to … Continue reading What Some Politicians Can Learn from Santa | By Stéphane Erickson

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Forgive Me, Dear Canada | By Stéphane Erickson

Wednesday, November 6, 2013   My Dear Canada, The days have been dark of late. Your leaders have lost their purpose. Your institutions have betrayed your values. And your name, my dearest friend, has been dragged through the mud of politics and personal gain yet again for far too long. I am writing to you to say sorry. To ask for forgiveness. Words cannot express … Continue reading Forgive Me, Dear Canada | By Stéphane Erickson

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Our Top Court, Our Top Values – Separate, Apparently | By Stéphane Erickson

The recent nomination of Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada has yet again stirred the pot. Don’t misunderstand: Indeed, Justice Nadon is a formidable candidate, and being a humble law student myself, I would never question his merit or competency at law. But the question that has engulfed the Supreme Court goes beyond the individual “merit” of the nine. In Canada, most … Continue reading Our Top Court, Our Top Values – Separate, Apparently | By Stéphane Erickson

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Read More Than One Page: Other Reasons Why You Should Go Abroad | By Stéphane Erickson

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo Never before have postsecondary institutions pushed so hard for the internationalization of programs and degrees. And never before have so many students chosen to define their postsecondary experience by studying, volunteering or working in foreign lands. It’s no secret that going abroad is an asset. Universities … Continue reading Read More Than One Page: Other Reasons Why You Should Go Abroad | By Stéphane Erickson