The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday hears a case that will likely clarify when lawyers can act against former clients in unrelated matters, but Alan Hutchinson, Distinguished Research Professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, believes the choices may not be as clear cut as some might think.
“In speaking out about prorogation, the lieutenant-governor knew that he was breaking with recent tradition,” co-wrote Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin in the Ottawa Citizen. “We commend him for doing so.”
“When you ask questions like, ‘Why do you do this?’ They say, ‘Well, all my friends are doing it.’ But the problem is so much larger than that,” says York Professor Jennifer Jenson in the Toronto Star.
Environmental studies Professor Ilan Kapoor argues that humanitarian gestures by celebrities do more harm than good, and promote the very inequality they aim to relieve, reported the National Post.
David McNally, a political science professor at York University, has written an excellent book that approaches the social phenomena of monsters from a more comprehensive framework than most academic research on the topic, reported Rabble.ca.
York alumnus Steve MacLean, former astronaut and president of the Canadian Space Agency, will leave his post on Feb. 1 to join a new venture in quantum physics research and development, reported The Globe and Mail.
Winning the 2013 MBA Games national competition was just the start for 40 students from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, reported The Globe and Mail.
When the Toronto Star reports that a 22-year old man is stabbed to death outside Randy’s Sports Bar and Restaurant on Keele just south of Steeles, it can’t be without mention of York University, even though the bar is a good 20-minute walk from the outskirts of the Keele campus, reported Excalibur.
York University Professor Stephen Gaetz agrees that the situation for homeless people needs to change in Toronto, but doesn’t see the solution in more emergency shelter beds, reported Metro.
The recent federal court decision recognizing that Metis and non-status Indians in Canada are “Indians” under the Constitution Act could put a financial squeeze on the government, some experts say. “The federal government fought this…with a vehemence because the stakes are really, really high,” said York University Profesoor David McNab in CBC News.