Monthly Archives: May 2010

Episode 11 (May 2010) – Mental Health and the Law

Welcome to LegalEase – a Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT broadcasting the law cast broadly. This week our show is entitled, “Mental health and the Law.” It is available online here.


The first portion of our show hops on a bus tour for Mental Health week. Lainie takes us aboard at St. Catherine and Beaudry. We subsequently drive around the city with Bernard Vallee of L’Autre Montreal leading the tour. This tour allows our listeners to understand the city of Montreal from another perspective. We visit a psychiatric asylum from the 19th Century, the Verdun Protestant Asylum for the Insane and other notable sites from the city.

In our second portion, Melanie interviews long-time McGill Psychiatry and the Law prof. Ronald Sklar. He discusses his impressions upon retirement as well as some issues he encountered as a Clinical Ethicist at the Douglas Hospital.

Prof. Ron Sklar

Prof. Ron Sklar

Tune in for the music and enjoy!

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LegalEase – CKUT 90.3 Montreal – April 2010 Episode 10 – Silent Labourers

Welcome to LegalEase – a Montreal-based, produced and broadcast radio show concerning “The Law”. This month’s episode is entitled: Silent Labourers.

Mae Nam looks at the International Labour Organization’s 90th Anniversary conference at McGill, interviewing Prof. Peggy Smith of Iowa University about the conditions of Domestic Workers. Daniel Mayer, in his fourth segment on Francophone rights, looks at the relationship between Quebec and the Francophone community outside Quebec through the lens of a recent Supreme Court case, Nguyen v. Quebec (Education, Recreation and Sports), 2009 SCC 47. Finally, LegalEase discusses the life of a little-known Superior Court judge with Michael Bookman, with some thoughts on the writing of Canadian Legal history.

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LegalEase – CKUT 90.3 Montreal – March 2010 Episode 9 – Creatures of Statute

elcome to LegalEase – a Montreal-based, produced and broadcast radio show concerning “The Law”. This month’s episode is entitled: Creatures of Statute: Looking at French Schools, the Budget and the Canadian Navy.

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In brief, we first consult Professor Kim Brooks on the 2010 March Budget and the making of Canadian budgets. Second, we turn to commentator Daniel Mayer for his segment droits des communautés francaises minoritaires which this month looks at French Education Outside Quebec. Finally, for the 100th anniversary of the navy, LegalEase chats with Martin Pelletier on Canadian Legal History and the Naval Service Act 1910.

Budget Money!

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