Faculty in the News

Ride Share Legislation
Source: CFAX 1070
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Assisant Professor Erez Aloni
Date: November 13, 2018
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Petition demanding release of Shahidul Alam signed by intellectuals
Source: The Wire
Author: The Wire Staff
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Toby Goldbach
Date: October 26, 2018
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Liberal MPs side with opposition, amend omnibus justice bill​
Source: CTV News
Author: Rachel Aeillo
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Debra Parkes
Date: October 25, 2018
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Trudeau’s First Nations ‘framework’ project looks stalled​
Source: McLean's
Author: John Geddes
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: October 24, 2018
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Opinion: Let's not whitewash racism in the justice system​
Source: The Province
Author: Allard School of Law Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe
Date: October 24, 2018
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B.C. MLAs should recognize ‘benefit corporation’ is an American branding exercis​e
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Allard School of Law Assistant Professor Carol Liao
Date: October 21, 2018
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It's Time We End Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Murder​
Source: The Huffington Post
Author: Allard School of Law Professor Debra Parkes
Date: October 19, 2018
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Douglas Todd: Condos changed Metro Vancouver forever, for better and worse​
Source: The Vancouver Sun
Author: Douglas Todd
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Douglas Harris
Date: October 18, 2018
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In most U.S. states, felons cannot vote, but some ex-prisoners are fighting for that right​
Source: MSN News
Author: Shirin Jaafari
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Debra Parkes
Date: October 13, 2018
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The early edition with Stephen Quinn
Source: CBC Radio
Host: Stephen Quinn
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: October 11, 2018
Interview Begins at 2:41

Supreme Court case shines light on myths about sex assault
Source: The Toronto Star
Author: Leslie MacKinnon
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Janine Benedet
Date: October 9, 2018
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Time to end mandatory minimum sentences for murder
Source: The Province 
Author: Allard School of Law Professor Debra Parkes
Date: October 9, 2018
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Current child welfare system often causes Indigenous kids more harm, B.C. advocate tells inquiry​
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Kelly Geraldine Malone
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: October 4, 2018
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Terri-Lynne McClintic could try for early release in 6 years — but that doesn’t mean she’ll get it​
Source: Global News
Author: Jesse Ferreras
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Debra Parkes
Date: October 4, 2018
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Politicians can’t interfere with where and how Tori Stafford’s killer serves her time​
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: October 4, 2018
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Mandatory minimum sentences for murder should be abolished​
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Allard School of Law Professor Debra Parkes
Date: September 25, 2018
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‘No good way out of this’: Why controversial legislation might not solve Trudeau’s pipeline problem​
Source: BNN Bloomberg
Author: Jameson Berkow
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Gordon Christie
Date: September 21, 2018
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‘No good way out of this’: Why controversial legislation might not solve Trudeau’s pipeline problem​
Source: BNN Bloomberg
Author: Jameson Berkow
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Gordon Christie
Date: September 21, 2018
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Doug Ford needs a lesson in how democracies avoid authoritarianism​
Source: The Washinton Post
Author: Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: September 19, 2018
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Experts split over Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause​
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Sean Fine
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professors Joel Bakan and Benjamin Perrin
Date: September 12, 2018
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Trudeau's words don't match early indicators on Indigenous rights framework: letter​
Source: CBC 
Author: Jorge Barrera
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: September 11, 2018
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Federal experts warned heritage minister that Chagall painting should not leave Canada
Source: The Globe and Mail
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Robert Paterson
Date: September 2, 2018
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How post-secondary schools are working to indigenize programs, campus life​
Source: CBC Radio: The Current
Host: Connie Walker
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Assistant Professor Jocelyn Stacey
Date: August 30, 2018
Interview Begins at 9:42

How post-secondary schools are working to indigenize programs, campus life​
Source: The National Post
Author: Alanna Rizza
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: August 27, 2018
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Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of NEB decision that pipelines can disregard local bylaws​
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Mike Hager
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young
Date: August 23, 2018
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Activists target China’s human-rights record with new ad campaign in Vancouver​
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Xiao Xu
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Pitman Potter
Date: August 19, 2018
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Trinity Western Covenant Change Good, But Not Far Enough, Critics Say​
Source: The Tyee
Author: Katie Hyslop
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young
Date: August 15, 2018
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As service refusals make headlines, experts say businesses usually in the wrong​
Source: The Financial Post
Author: Aleksandra Sagan
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young
Date: August 15, 2018
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B.C.’s Trinity Western University drops mandatory covenant forbidding sex outside heterosexual marriage​
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Wendy Stueck
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young
Date: August 14, 2018
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From Behind Bars
Source: Australian Story
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Associate Professor Emma Cunliffe
Date: August 13, 2018
Interview Begins at 23:00

Judicial review sought for mother convicted of killing her four babies​
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
Author: Joanne McCarthy
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Associate Professor Emma Cunliffe
Date: August 10, 2018
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It's OK to cry in the courtroom even if you're a judge, law professors say​
Source: CBC 
Author: The Canadian Press
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Janine Benedet
Date: August 1, 2018
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UBC Innocence Project at the Allard School of Law
Source: The Vancouver Sun
Author: Matt Robinson
Date: July 26, 2018 
Five Part Series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five

Parents of Victoria teen who died of overdose renew calls for coroner's inquest​
Source: CBC
Author: Liam Britten
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: July 19, 2018
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Overdose victim’s parents unhappy with official review​
Source: Times Colonist
Author: Cindy E. Harnett
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: July 17, 2018
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Donald Trump is Canada’s best hope for solving its border crisis​
Source: MaClean's
Author: Aaron Hutchins
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Assistant Professor Efrat Arbel
Date: July 17, 2018
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Bethany Hastie and Daniel Mare: Labour code review an opportunity to strengthen workers’ rights​
Source: The Vancouver Sun
Authors: Allard School of Law Assistant Professor Bethany Hastie and J.D. Student Daniel Mare
Date: July 16, 2018
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Canadians to Trump: Don’t mess with us​
Source: MaClean's
Author: John Geddes and Shannon Proudfoot
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Associate Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: July 5, 2018
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Indigenous woman fights to stay in Canada, saying traditional Tsimshian territory is B.C.​
Source: Ottawa Citizen
Author: The Canadian Press
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: June 30, 2018
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CBC Radio: On the Coast
Source: CBC Radio
Host: Gloria Macarenko
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Janine Benedet
Date: June 26, 2018
Interview Begins at 58:56

Fan levelled by Lions player hires law firm
Source: CTV News
Author: The Canadian Press
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Joseph Weiler
Date: June 20, 2018
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Canada faces mounting pressure to end safe third country agreement with U.S.
Source: The National Post
Author: Teresa Wright
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Assistant Professor Efrat A. Arbel
Date: June 21, 2018
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CBC Radio: On the Coast
Source: CBC Radio
Host: Gloria Macarenko
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond 
Date: June 15, 2018
Interview Begins at 1:52:35

B.C. polygamy case ‘cries out for a more significant sentence’ than Crown recommendation: prof​
Source: The Lawyer's Daily
Author: Ian Burns
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Associate Professor Janine Benedet
Date: June 18, 2018
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Trinity Western University Loses in Supreme Court​
Source: The Tyee
Author: Katie Hyslop
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Associate Professor Margot Young
Date: June 15, 2018
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SCOC ruling nod toward importance of diversity in law: lawyer
Source: News 1130
Author: Cormac MacSweeney and Mike Lloyd
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Associate Professor Emma Cunliffe
Date: June 15, 2018
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Advocates ‘delighted,’ school ‘troubled’ by Trinity Western court decision​
Source: The Star Vancouver
Author: Alex McKeen
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young
Date: June 15, 2018
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Finance ministry receives report that recommends homeowner grant elimination​
Source: The National Post
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor David Duff
Date: June 14, 2018
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B.C. Human Rights tribunal rejects request for physical, DNA testing on trans woman in hate-speech case​
Source: The Star Vancouver
Author: Tessa Vikander
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young
Date: June 12, 2018
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With a shared commitment, Canada’s universities take steps toward reconciliation​
Source: University Affairs
Author: Anqi Shen
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
Date: June 12, 2018
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Trop de Femmes Autochtones Derrière les Barreaux
Source: La Presse
Authors: Allard School of Law Associate Professor Emma Cunliffe and Allard School of Law Instructor Patricia Barkaskas
Date: June 11, 2018
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Too many Indigenous women are in prison—but sentencing flexibility will help​
Source: Maclean's
Authors: Allard School of Law Associate Professor Emma Cunliffe and Allard School of Law Instructor Patricia Barkaskas
Date: June 7, 2018
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Bethany Hastie: Farm workers miss out on minimum wage increase​
Source: The Province
Author: Allard School of Law Assistant Professor Bethany Hastie
Date: June 3, 2018
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Courts won't let Alberta turn off the taps, say legal experts​
Source: The National Observer 
Author: Tracy Sherlock
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Joel Bakan
Date: May 31, 2018
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Ottawa now the top target for Trans Mountain opponents​
Source: The Tyee
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Gordon Christie
Date: May 29, 2018
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Ottawa now the top target for Trans Mountain opponents​
Source: The Vancouver Sun
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young
Date: May 29, 2018
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Former caregiver wins severance pay in rare temporary foreign worker lawsuit​​
Source: The Star Vancouver
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Assistant Professor Bethany Hastie
Date: May 23, 2018
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CBC Radio interviewed Victoria Shroff, an adjunct at the Allard School of Law who specializes in animal law litigation, about the declawing cats ban in BC
Source: Segments appeared in a number of shows including CBC Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Calgary.
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Adjunct Professor Victoria Shroff
Date: May 9, 2018

Weekends in jail: Why some convicts serve only intermittent sentences​
Source: CBC
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Isabel Grant
Date: May 12, 2018
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For the record, May 8, 2018
Source: Business in Vancouver
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
Date: May 8, 2018
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20 questions with B.C.’s former child and youth advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond​
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Darryl Dyck
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
Date: May 3, 2018
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Charges dropped against man accused of keeping HIV status from 12 women​
Source: CTV News
Author: Jon Woodward
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Janine Benedet
Date: April 24, 2018
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Bill C-75 reforms too little, too late to respond to domestic violence
Source: The Star
Author: Elizabeth Sheehy and Allard School of Law Professor Isabel Grant
Date: April 23, 2018
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'I do not believe a political compromise is achievable': Trans Mountain pipeline dispute likely to rely on the courts
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Ian Bailey and Mike Hager
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professors Margot Young and Joel Bakan
Date: April 20, 2018
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BC Appeal Court decision on homelessness issue 'indictment' of human rights process: law prof
Source: The Lawyer's Dailey 
Author: Ian Burns
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young 
Date: April 19, 2018
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Jury selection scheduled for man charged with killing Abbotsford cop
Source: Surrey Now Leader
Author: Vikki Hopes
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Janine Benedet
Date: April 11, 2018
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B.C. stakeholders, experts respond to Kinder Morgan's deadline ultimatum for Trans Mountain pipeline
Source: CBC News
Author: Anna Dimoff
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Jocelyn Stacey
Date: April 10, 2018
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Risky business: Trans Mountain twist pits shareholders against taxpayers
Source: CBC News
Author: Jason Proctor
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Jocelyn Stacey
Date: April 10, 2018
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B.C. Supreme Court challenge of public health-care system set to resume
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Sunny Dhillon
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Michael Da Silva
Date: April 8, 2018
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Legal think tank doing 'deep dive' into Gerald Stanley trial
Source: CBC News
Author: Chris Hamilton
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Emma Cunliffe
Date: March 20, 2018
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Where does the pipeline authority fall?
Source: 980 CKNW, The Jon McComb Show
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Elizabeth Edinger
Date: March 19, 2018
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On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko: Pet Custody
Source: CBC
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Adjunct Professor Victoria Shroff
Date: March 14, 2018
The segment starts at 37:12
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Caring for your animal: Is pet insurance worth the cost?
Source: Global News
Author: Katie Dangerfield
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Adjunct Professor Victoria Shroff
Date: March 11, 2018
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Sask.'s justice system 'treading water,' report says, ranks 9th among 13 provinces and territories
Source: CBC News
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: March 11, 2018
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Comment: B.C.'s criminal justice system among worst in Canada
Source: Times Colonist
Author: Richard Audas and Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: March 11, 2018 
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Why we #ProfessorProgress in corporate boardrooms
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Allard School of Law Professor Carol Liao
Date: March 7, 2018 
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Perrin and Audas: Ontario's justice system is getting better, but challenges persist
Source: Ottawa Citizen
Author: Richard Audas and Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: March 5, 2018 
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Justice system report card dubs Ontario 'most improved,' as B.C., Quebec slide
Source: Candian Press 
Author: Geordon Omand
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: March 5, 2018
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Criminal justice system in Alberta: improving but not fast enough: report card
Source: Edmonton Journal
Author: Catherine Griwkowsky
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: March 5, 2018
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B.C.'s justice system 'underperforms' that of other provinces, says study
Source: Vancouver Sun
Author: Glenda Luymes and Cheryl Chan 
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: March 5, 2018
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Criminal justice system report card highlights need for reform
Source: Toronto Sun
Author: Richard Audas and Allard School of Law Professor Benjamin Perrin
Date: March 5, 2018 
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Trans Mountain rhetoric confounds Canadian Constitutional Law 101
Source: iPolitics
Author: Allard School of Law Professor Jocelyn Stacey 
Date: February 26, 2018
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Victims want justice but police reluctant to investigate financial fraudsters 
Source: Vancouver Sun
Author: Gordon Hoekstra
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Cristie Ford
Date: February 26, 2018
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Land fight could grant thousands of indigenous Americans new rights in Canada 
Source: The Guardian
Author: Leyland Cecco
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Gordon Christie
Date: February 21, 2018
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Experts comment on ride-hailing in B.C.
Source: CFAX 1070
Interviewed by morning with Al Ferraby 
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Erez Aloni
Date: February 16, 2018
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Hedley hammered as social media accusers take aim at music industry 
Source: Vancouver Sun
Author: Randy Shore
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Janine Benedet
Date: February 16, 2018
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B.C.'s plan to restrict the transport of bitumen not illegal-yet: legal expert
Source: Vancouver Sun
Author: Larry Pynn
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Jocelyn Stacey
Date: February 13, 2018
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An international plastics treaty could avert a "Silent Spring" for our seas
Source: The conversation, also published in the National Post
Author: Allard School of Law Adjunct Professor Linda Nowlan 
Date: February 8, 2018
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Airbnb cuts deal with B.C. government to remit sales taxes
Source: Vancouver Sun
Author: Matt Robinson
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Erez Aloni
Date: February 7, 2018
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Judicial heavyweights call for B.C. to introduce anti-SLAPP legislation 
Source: CBC News
Author: Jason Proctor 
Mentioned: Dean of the Allard School of Law Catherine Dauvergne
Date: February 7, 2018
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Taxing Airbnb in BC
Source: CBC News On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko 
Interviewed: Allard School of Law Professor Erez Aloni
The segment starts at 01:53
Date: February 7, 2018
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Gender persecution the top reason women seek asylum in Canada
Source: CBC News
Author: Tara Carman
Mentioned: Dean of the Allard School of Law Catherine Dauvergne 
Date: February 7, 2018
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Canada's acceptance rate of asylum seekers is the highest in 27 years - here's why
Source: CBC News
Author: Tara Carman
Mentioned: Dean of the Allard School of Law Catherine Dauvergne 
Date: February 7, 2018
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Why legal experts say #MeToo is more than just a movement
Source: Global News
Author: Meaghan Craig
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Janine Benedet
Date: February 5, 2018
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Domestic abuse and animal abuse 'inextricably linked,' says SPCA
Source: Vancouver Courier
Author: John Kurucz
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Adjunct Professor Amber Prince
Date: February 2, 2018
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How Bell Let's Talk became a triple win for BCE consumers and the mental health cause 
Source: Financial Post
Author: Emily Jackson 
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Carol Liao
Date: February 2, 2018
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B.C. Gears up for potential legal battle with Alberta over pipelines
Source: Global News
Author: Richard Zussman
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Elizabeth Edinger
Date: January 31, 2018
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B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restriction 
Source: CBC News
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Jocelyn Stacey 
Date: January 30, 2018
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Kenney can rail but won't beat federal carbon tax, law expert says
Source: CBC News
Author: Kim Trynacity
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor David Duff
Date: January 16, 2018
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Rideshare laws need to protect against discrimination: UBC law prof
Source: Metro 
Author: Jen St Denis
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Erez Aloni
Date: January 14, 2018
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Cryptocurrency exchange swamped by 'madness' of cybercash craze
Source: CBC News
Author: Yvette Brend
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Cristie Ford
Date: January 13, 2018
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Cryptocurrency boom leaves Vancouver exchange scrambling
Source: Vancouver Sun
Author: Matt Robinson
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Cristie Ford
Date: January 10, 2018
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She rules: Women's rights leap ahead in new B.C. judge nominations
Source: Metro 
Author: David P. Ball
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Margot Young
Date: January 8, 2018
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No arrest, no charges, no satisfaction: One woman's sex assault complaint
Source: CBC News
Author: Bethany Lindsay
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Professor Isabel Grant
Date: January 6, 2018
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Opinion: Expanding human rights protection at work is a shared responsibility 
Source: The Province
Author: Allard School of Law Professor Bethany Hastie
Date: January 5, 2018
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A marathon of genealogy
Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Ian Bailey
Mentioned: Allard School of Law Adjunct Professor Jean Teillet
Date: January 5, 2018
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