The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has recently come under threat. An Obama-era program, it allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to apply for renewable permits to work and go to school in the States. Essentially, it hedges against the prospect of an undocumented immigrant being utterly denied […]

I wrote a blog post for the Food Law and Policy Conference, on the a lunch-time plenary discussing the relevance of a national food policy in Canada. Text below. “Over a delicious meal of marinated tofu, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables, I learned about some exciting projects going on across the country, some facts about […]

This is a few weeks out of date by now, but I wrote a short preview of the Food Law conference for the Dalhousie Gazette: “One of the purposes of the Food Law and Policy Conference is to answer that question: ‘What is food law?’” Jamie Baxter explained to me in his office. Baxter is […]

Having recently started law school, I made the bold decision to expand my podcast listening tastes beyond “exclusively basketball.” Googling around for “law blog” (imaginative), I uncovered a podcast series called Sui Generis Radio. This series had particular appeal, being local to Halifax and small-scale (i.e. possibly student-run), I figured the issues would probably be […]

I spent a lot of time this weekend scrolling through hundreds of articles I’ve stashed away over the past few years. There were multiple inspirations, but one of the primary ones was an interest to return this blog to the consistency it saw back in 2014, with regular bi-weekly postings. In this archival shuffling, I […]

I left the Wolseley Candidates Forum a bit early, without hearing the final remarks. I didn’t stay to talk to the candidates afterward, which I started to regret. The response to my question during Q & A had irked me, and was sticking around in my head. To my surprise, there were a few moments […]