Cannabis legalization comes with many questions around the extent to which governments and property owners can restrict consumption. Does it mean that people have a right to smoke and grow cannabis?
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
Until the institutional bias that exists in society is addressed, the use of technology will not help eliminate bias in police work.
If denying access to supervised injection sites was found to be an infringement of the Charter by the Supreme Court, the same may be said of Ontario's decision to halt new overdose prevention sites.
The competition for securing articles is so intense that the Law Society of Ontario has explored alternatives and is flirting with the idea of giving up on articling altogether.
The Ontario Superior Court's decision this week was a huge relief to those many charities that suffered through Stephen Harper's politically motivated Canada Revenue Agency audits.
Social finance brings the challenge of how to reconcile two dynamics that historically have been opposed: the private interest for profit and the common interest for public benefit.
If international pressure is the key to ending Israeli apartheid, then a fulsome reporting on facts is the first step.
A case in Nova Scotia provides insight into how the use of medical cannabis is sometimes still perceived as an unconventional treatment despite having been legal in Canada for almost two decades.
Increasingly, charities are looking at using their funds and other resources to contribute to positive social change, as well as to obtain a financial return. But does the law permit them to do so?
Are charities legally permitted to make impact investments with their funds? Yes, but, getting to "yes" is not straightforward, and depends on the circumstances.