Do Peremptory Challenges Help Make a Jury More Impartial?

“Peremptory challenges, by enabling each side to exclude those jurors it believes will be most partial toward the other side, are a means of eliminat[ing] extremes of partiality on both sides… assuring the selection of a qualified and unbiased jury.” – Justice Scalia in Holland v Illinois. On October 7, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada … Continue reading Do Peremptory Challenges Help Make a Jury More Impartial?

Canada’s Most Important Challenge to Healthcare

“There was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.” – The Great Gatsby  What is the best way to run our health care system? Is it privatized? Hybrid? Or, Public? Right now, in British Columbia Dr. Brian Day is challenging the very way … Continue reading Canada’s Most Important Challenge to Healthcare

Peter Hogg’s Rise to Prominence

Through the years Peter Hogg has managed to transcend legal academia and become regarded as the scholar on constitutional law in Canada. Hogg’s devotion to constitutional law began when he was asked to teach a law course on the constitution in the 1970s. He knew almost nothing about constitutional law and found the current leading textbook by … Continue reading Peter Hogg’s Rise to Prominence