THE WELDON TIMES
The Schulich School of Law Student Magazine
Articles from the Weldon Times
The Weldon Times is the exclusive Schulich School of Law student magazine. It is the best way to stay up to date with legal news, as well as all the happenings around Weldon. Here are our latest stories.
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White Privilege and Black Ancestry
Laura Graham traces her families Black ancestry, discusses the journey of her 5x-great grandparents from New York to Atlantic Canada, some of their troubles living in Nova Scotia and PEI during the 1700's, their connection to Sir Edmund Fanning, the Lieutenant Governor of the British colonies of Nova Scotia from 1783-1786 and PEI from 1786-1805, and discusses some of Nova Scotia's and PEI's dark history of racism and slavery.
The Melting Iceberg: Dr. Diane Saxe, Climate Change, and the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act
Monica Dairo and Dr. Diane Saxe discuss the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Canada's response to climate change, Dr. Saxe's role as an environmental lawyer and as Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, and what law schools need to do to help address climate change in their curriculum.
An Interview With Dr. Steve Coughlan on Bill C-75
The Weldon Times sits down with professor Coughlan to discuss the changes Bill c-75 will have on criminal law and procedure. This full length interview includes discussion on the catalysts for c-75, professor Coughlan's involvement with advising the government on changes to the criminal code, the hybridization of offences, the elimination of preliminary inquiries and peremptory challenges, the introduction of administration of justice offences, the unintended consequences of the increase sentencing for summary conviction offences on articling and legal aid students, and the elimination of many reverse onus provisions in the criminal code brought on by bill c-51.
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
Folu Adesanya discusses the events and backdrop of which this years Black History Month is set; emphasizing that despite the recent horrific events which have taken place, there is still a place for hope and understanding.