Canada

Law students from the University of Ottawa are filing dispatches for JURIST on the “Freedom Convoy” protest in Canada’s capital that has paralyzed the city for over a week. Here, 3L Amanda Werger reports. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice Monday granted a 10-day injunction preventing truckers and others participating in the “Freedom Convoy” demonstration [...]

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Law students from the University of Ottawa are filing dispatches for JURIST on the “Freedom Convoy” protest in Canada’s capital that has paralyzed the city for over a week. Here, 1L Mélanie Cantin reports. After a second straight weekend of “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa, there seems to be no true end in sight. Ottawa [...]

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Law students from the University of Ottawa are filing dispatches for JURIST on the “Freedom Convoy” protest in Canada’s capital that has paralyzed the city for over a week. Here, 3L Amanda Werger reports. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declared a state of emergency for the City of Ottawa at 4:20 PM on Sunday. The statement [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart released a statement Friday evening clarifying his and his city’s position on the copycat “Freedom Convoy” protests that materialized in major cities across Canada this past weekend in the wake of ongoing protests in Ottawa. “As the [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary. Trucker protests against vaccine mandates in Ottawa continue. The “Freedom Convoy” has now spent nearly a week occupying the streets surrounding Parliament Hill, and it is believed they intend to extend their stay for as long as possible. Frustration and discontent [...]

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Global News

Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  Today marks the second official day of the “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa. The protestors, initially self-identifying as long-haul truckers opposed to vaccine-related cross-border mandates imposed by Parliament, now appear to have devolved into a cacophony of individuals making complaints about [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  The government of Canada has filed for an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada over a September 29 Federal Court decision to uphold a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order requiring Ottawa to compensate First Nations (FN) children for the role [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and the US Justice Department officials have reached a deal to resolve the criminal charges laid against her over three years ago that have raised tensions between the US, China, and Canada. As part of the deal, [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary. Late Wednesday evening, the Alberta government surprised Albertans by declaring a State of Public Health Emergency in a purported effort to protect what has become a fragile healthcare system in the wake of the fourth wave of Covid-19. At approximately 10pm [...]

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Calgary Sports and Entertainment (CSEC) announced Monday that, effective September 15, all future Calgary Flames, Stampeders, and Hitmen games will require every fan and employee that is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to have done so before entering their arenas. The announcement comes after the Edmonton Elks, one of the teams playing within the [...]

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