Monthly Archives: February 2011

Episode 17: Gender/Sexuality and the Law

Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT. We broadcast law broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un group des étudiants et étudiantes en droit de la communauté montréalaise. This episode is entitled, “Gender/Sexuality and the Law.” Listen to the show here.

LegalEase’s Preeti speaks with Ponni Arasu is a Delhi-based lawyer and queer feminist activist involved with the Voices Against 377, a broad coalition that successfully fought to decriminalize homosexuality in India. She has also been active in Bangalore’s Alternative law Forum.

Next, LegalEase contributor Meena Gupta brings us legal historian Constance Backhouse (University of Ottawa) on the first “Lesbian Sexual Assault” case in Canada, in 1955 Yellowknife. For more, see her work: Carnal Crimes: Sexual Assault Law in Canada, 1900-1975.

Third, LegalEase sits down with Me. Anne France Goldwater about the Lola case. The court of appeal decision makes common-law couples are entitled to spousal support upon the break-down of the marriage.

Finally, Phillip Duguay gets the views of Tara, sex worker advocate, on the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Bedford v. Canada.

Tune in live every second Friday of every month from 11h00-12h00 on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal or listen on-line at http://www.ckut.ca. For more programming, check us out at http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com

Episode 16: On the Margins

Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT. We broadcast law broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un group des étudiants et étudiantes en droit de la communauté montréalaise. This episode is entitled, “On the Margins.” It will focus on minority language rights, homelessness and housing inititiatives, as well as the gendered nature of legal studies. Listen to the Show here.

Daniel Mayer contribu un analyze sur la theme de la droit linguistiques minoritaires au Canada. Precisement, il discut la nouveau arret: Nguyen c. Quebec.

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Host Lainie Basman brings us into the Mile End Legal Clinic. Located in Montreal’s Plateau we meet its director, Rachel Doran. She discusses a day of action against homelessness and parliament’s housing initiative, bill C-304.

Finally, contributor Preeti Dhaliwal interviewed law student Natai Shelson on the gendered nature of legal studies.

Tune in live every second Friday of every month from 11h00-12h00 on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal or listen on-line at http://www.ckut.ca. For more programming, check us out at http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com

Episode 15: Assisted Suicide and the Law

Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT. We broadcast law broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un group des etudiants et etudiantes en droit de la communaute montrealaise. This episode is entitled, Assisted Suicide and the Law. Listen ou enregistre la podcast ici.

Sue Rodriguez

Today we discuss the theme of suicide with two experts in light of Quebec’s Commission speciale pour la droit de mourir dans la dignite. Both of our two Quebec-based lawyers contributed factums to the commission.

Somerville

Dans un premier temps, nous avons parle a Diane Demers de l’UQAM, qui a depose un memoire a la commission. Puis apres, Margaret Somerville, de la McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, a nous donne ses remarques. Elle a egalement un livre sur la sujet, qui est intitule: Death Talk.

Tune in live every second Friday of every month from 11h00-12h00 on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal or listen on-line at http://www.ckut.ca. For more programming, check us out at http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com