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Petroleum & Treaty No. 2 (6/18/15) Aboriginal law, Energy Law By Sheldon Rosenstock

The land area of Manitoba’s Treaty No. 2 contains the oil wealth of Manitoba, and extends from the Saskatchewan border on the west to the western shore of Lake Winnipeg on the east, and south to...

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Making the Case for Bail in Canada (7/23/14) Criminal Law, Bail By Martin Glazer

In theory, people accused of a crime are entitled to be released on bail pending trial. However, making a successful bail application often turns out to be a defence lawyer’s challenge. This paper...

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Graham James: Sending the Wrong Message? (5/24/12) Sentencing, Criminal Law By Darcy L. MacPherson

The question of sentencing is always a tough one. There is no doubt that the two year sentence handed down to former junior hockey coach Graham James on March 20, 2012 sparked further debate about...

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The Securities Reference: The Supreme Court Got it Right (5/8/12) Securities, division of powers, Corporate Law By Darcy L. MacPherson

   On December 22, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada released its opinion in Reference re Securities Act.[1] The federal...

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Policy Design in Rural Manitoba: Alternatives and Opportunities in the Midst of Change (2015) Public Policy, Rural Policy Changes By Lars K. Hallstrom & William Ashton & Ray Bollman & Ryan Gibson & Thomas Johnson

Recent changes in rural Manitoba have, like elsewhere in the country, inspired calls for new perspectives and ideas about rural policy. While structural changes such as amalgamations are common, on-going questions about regionalized models, the... Read more.

Will the Reform Act, 2014, Alter the Canadian Phenomenon of Party Discipline? (2015) Canadian Parliament, Party Cohesion By Paul Geisler

On June 23, 2015, the Reform Act, 2014, a private member's bill sponsored by Conservative backbencher Michael Chong, received royal assent. This paper attempts to determine the extent to which the Reform Act can be expected to reduce the powers of... Read more.

Municipalities Amalgamate in Manitoba: Moving towards Rural Regions (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Municipal Law, Municipal Amalgamation By William Ashton & Wayne Kelly & Ray Bollman

Recently, the Manitoba government initiated amalgamations to re-structure rural municipalities following a century of virtually no change in rural municipal boundaries and decades of rural out-migration that has left many municipalities below the... Read more.

"All talk with very little action": Bill 26, The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Accessibility, Disability Rights By Sharyne Hamm

Bill 26 came about as a direct response to pressure from disability rights groups in Manitoba. The Bill was introduced with the express purpose of improving accessibility for Manitobans who are disabled through the prevention and removal of barriers... Read more.

The Restorative Justice Act: An Enhancement to Justice in Manitoba? (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Criminal Law, Restorative Justice By Zachary T. Courtemanche

As part of the restorative justice movement, the Government of Manitoba recently passed legislation to promote the incorporation of restorative justice into the province's justice system. This paper analyses the new Restorative Justice Act, as well... Read more.

Policy Design in Rural Manitoba: Alternatives and Opportunities in the Midst of Change (2015) Public Policy, Rural Policy Changes By Lars K. Hallstrom & William Ashton & Ray Bollman & Ryan Gibson & Thomas Johnson

Recent changes in rural Manitoba have, like elsewhere in the country, inspired calls for new perspectives and ideas about rural policy. While structural changes such as amalgamations are common, on-going questions about regionalized models, the... Read more.

Municipalities Amalgamate in Manitoba: Moving towards Rural Regions (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Municipal Law, Municipal Amalgamation By William Ashton & Wayne Kelly & Ray Bollman

Recently, the Manitoba government initiated amalgamations to re-structure rural municipalities following a century of virtually no change in rural municipal boundaries and decades of rural out-migration that has left many municipalities below the... Read more.

Municipalities Amalgamate in Manitoba: Moving towards Rural Regions (2015) Manitoba Legislature, Municipal Law, Municipal Amalgamation By William Ashton & Wayne Kelly & Ray Bollman

Recently, the Manitoba government initiated amalgamations to re-structure rural municipalities following a century of virtually no change in rural municipal boundaries and decades of rural out-migration that has left many municipalities below the... Read more.

Policy Design in Rural Manitoba: Alternatives and Opportunities in the Midst of Change (2015) Public Policy, Rural Policy Changes By Lars K. Hallstrom & William Ashton & Ray Bollman & Ryan Gibson & Thomas Johnson

Recent changes in rural Manitoba have, like elsewhere in the country, inspired calls for new perspectives and ideas about rural policy. While structural changes such as amalgamations are common, on-going questions about regionalized models, the... Read more.

Beyond Instrument Choice: Micro-Level Policy Design in Manitoba's Child Care System (2015) Public Policy, Policy Design, Manitoba Child Care System By Sarah Whiteford

The prominence of instrument choice within the policy design literature is perhaps unsurprising. It is a laudable pursuit to provide greater potential for the success of policy interventions by arming practitioners with a toolbox of instruments... Read more.

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