Author Archives: curiouswinnipeg

Discussions on a National Food Policy for Canada

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 […]

Introducing Dalhousie’s Food Law and Policy Conference

This is a few weeks out of date by now, but I wrote a short preview of the Food Law conference for the Dalhousie Gazette: “One of the purposes of the Food Law and Policy Conference is to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 […]

Environmental Rights? Not in our Constitution!

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 […]

A Blog Revitalization: Starting with renewable energy progress

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 […]

The Wolseley Candidates Forum

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 […]

Japan’s aging: perceptions and interpretations of economy

I came across a National Post article a few weeks ago on Japan’s aging crisis and its economic impacts. As you may know, a significant chunk of Japan’s population are seniors, and the combination of low birth-rates and longer life expectancies are exacerbating this trend. In the article, John Ivison describes Japan as having the highest […]