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Editor: Laura Pettigrew


Child Refugees and Migrants

  • February 02, 2016
  • Emily Chan

Child Refugees and Migrants: the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Kanthasamy v Canada, 2015 SCC 61

Child and Youth Law

A Punch is Still a Punch - Mens rea and young persons

  • January 18, 2016
  • Brock Jones

Should courts apply a different standard when assessing the necessary mens rea – or criminal intent – to ground a finding of guilt when the defendant is a young person?

Child and Youth Law

Effective and Ethical Representation of Young People

  • December 14, 2015
  • Carina Chan and Jessica Walsh

On November 19, 2015, the OBA held an event titled “Effective and Ethical Representation of Young People”. The program was co-chaired by section executive members Mary Birdselland Emma Rhodes. This article summarizes the program.