Research

Windsor Star: Windsorites should not have to bear repeated damage from floods
Guest column by Windsor Law JD student Tristan J Miller, 7 April 2019. The City of Hamilton is the latest in a string of Canadian...
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Opting Out of Private Cannabis Retail
Research paper by Andrew Colautti (December 2018) for upper-year Windsor Law Municipal Law course. This paper, written as Ontario municipalities were being asked by the...
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Pascale Chapdelaine: Graffiti, Street Art, Walls, and the Public in Canadian Copyright Law
In Enrico Bonadio, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti (Cambridge University Press, 2019). This book chapter offers a novel contribution to...
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Anneke Smit and Terra Duchene guest column in Windsor Star: need for city auditor-general
We tried to understand why there were so many candidates (roughly half of all registered in ward races) calling for an AG for Windsor, while...
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Chris Waters guest column in Windsor Star: Let’s make sidewalk cycling a thing of the past
This summer, a Windsor city councillor sparked controversy over his suggestion that bikes belong on sidewalks. The issue is not new to Canada, nor indeed...
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Laverne Jacobs: ‘Humanizing’ Disability Law
This paper examines one of the most recent and widespread cases of consultation to occur in the development of lawmaking in Canada: citizen participation in...
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Implications of P3 Arrangements for Ontario Healthcare Infrastructure Procurement
Research Paper by Tyne Gatten (April 2016) for upper year Windsor Law seminar course: Private Property and the Public Interest. The focus of this paper...
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Heritage Properties: Demolition by Neglect and the Public Interest
Research Paper by Shannon Uhera (April 2016) for upper year Windsor Law seminar course: Private Property and the Public Interest. This research paper will explore...
Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante
Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante, eds.: Public Interest, Private Property: Law and Planning Policy in Canada
At a time when pollution, urban sprawl, and condo booms are leading municipal governments to adopt prescriptive laws and regulations, this book lays the groundwork...
Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante
Anneke Smit: Making Up for the Loss of ‘Home’
This chapter, which considers the adequacy of compensation provisions in Canadian expropriation law from a socio-legal perspective, appears in Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante, eds.,...
Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante
Marcia Valiante: In Search of the Public Interest in Ontario Planning Decisions
This chapter considers the multiple “public interests” which run through land use planning decisions in Ontario. It appears in Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante’s edited...
Anneke Smit co-editor of Onati Socio-Legal Series edition
A dedicated edition of the peer-reviewed journal, the Onati Socio-Legal Series, edited by Professor Emerita Jane Matthews Glenn of McGill University, Professor Anneke Smit of Windsor Law, and...