UVic Law News 1998 – Michael Mulligan Alumni Update

A January 1998 UVic Law News – discovered in a cleanup. A picture (check out the hair) and report from almost 18 years ago: Michael Mulligan (’97) is articling with the Department of Justice and is spending a “fair bit of time” in remand court. He also attended the Annual General Meeting of the Law […]

Judge Robin Camp and The Canadian Judicial Council

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the Canadian Judicial Council complaint with respect to Judge Robin Camp. In 2014, when he was a Provincial Court Judge in Alberta sitting on a sexual assault trial, Judge Camp made a number of remarks to the 19 year old complainant including […]

Legally Speaking – The Law Society and the new Minister of Justice

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – in a special extended edition discussing issues including the role of the Law Society, the new Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and issues she will need to deal with including the legalization of marijuana. The responsibility of the Law Society to act […]

Brazeau Absolute Discharge and Ontario Regulating Police Carding

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the Absolute Discharge of Senator Brazeau as well as Ontario plans to regulate practice of police carding people not suspected of any crime. In the Brazeau case, having concluded that the woman who accused Senator Brazeau of sexual assault lacked credibility, the […]

Criminal Code Amendments following Trudeau Election Win

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing changes to the Criminal Code that can be expected following Mr. Trudeau’s election win. Changes to legalize marijuana and to reduce the use of mandatory minimum jail sentences are both expected. Several other issues will also need to be addressed shortly. […]

The Governor General and Appointing a Prime Minister in Canada

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the role of the Governor General in a minority government situation in Canada. Following an election, the current Prime Minister remains in office until they either resign or are dismissed by the Governor General.  Contrary to statements made by Mr. Harper, Mr. […]

The niqab and the politics of fear – Michael Mulligan on CFAX

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – analyzing the legal and political implications of the Conservative Party efforts to ban the niqab at citizenship ceremonies. While the government’s efforts to prohibit women from wearing the niqab have been struck down in court the issue is being used politically by […]

Michael Mulligan on Legally Speaking – Class Actions

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing class action lawsuits. Class Actions over Volkswagen emissions and Air Canada flight passes have both been in the news lately. Issues including how class action are started, how you find out about them, and who’s included are discussed. In most cases, […]

Conservative Party Buying Fake Likes on Facebook

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the legal implications of the Conservative Party of Canada purchasing fake likes on Facebook. Reg Sherren recently reported that his personal Facebook account had been used to like the Conservative Party of Canada without his consent. When the Liberals, Greens, and […]

KPMG Isle of Man Tax Scheme – Victoria family may owe millions in tax

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing an offshore tax scheme setup by KPMG. It involved transferring millions of dollars to an offshore company in the Isle of Man that would then send “gifts” each year to family members that were not declared as income. A Victoria family is […]