Since the reversal of the case Roe v. Wade, abortion rights have become an even more pressing issue in today’s society. In Canada, access to abortion is unequal across the country. Why is this? Does the federal government have a role to play in ensuring fair and equitable access to this health service across the country? Law students have sought to understand the legal issues that may affect access to abortion and the real barriers faced by Canadian women.
The federal government has announced plans to create a Canada Water Agency, which will work with various stakeholders to find the best ways to ensure that Canada’s water remains clean, safe, and well managed. In this visual post, Professors Marie-France Fortin and Alexandre Lillo outline some of the key legal issues that may affect the actions of the Government of Canada and all of the stakeholders involved in water governance in Canada.
Several members of the University of Ottawa law community intervened in the References re: Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act before the Supreme Court of Canada. In this video, we meet Joshua Ginsberg, Director of the University of Ottawa’s EcoJustice Environmental Law Clinic, who represented the David Suzuki Foundation to argue that climate change is a true national emergency.
Several professors from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa intervened in the References re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act before the Supreme Court of Canada. In this post, meet Professor David Robitaille who represented the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (CQDE) and Équiterre as an intervener to argue the national interest doctrine.