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  • Transgender youth: Everyday items, everyday rights
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  • One Edmonton Youth in Conflict with the Law:  A Case Study

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The Engagement Ring: Whose Property is it?

As William Shakespeare once wrote "The course of true love never did run smooth." What happens when relationships turn sour and questions arise about property that a couple may have acquired together prior to marriage or given as gifts to one another? If diamonds … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-4: Consent is a Matter of Life and Death

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently ruled on a case involving an Alzheimer’s patient and her ability to give consent. It looked at a number of questions that will be raised as Canadians come … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-4: The Charter Protects Proms

Two graduating high school students in Ontario launched a Charter challenge to their school principal’s decision to have a mandatory breathalyser test at their prom. They argued that the mandatory … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-4: Spoiled Sperm

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial judge’s decision that human sperm is property. The case involved a B.C. man who was a representative for a class action of 400 plaintiffs … [Read More...]

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New website from CPLEA: Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website. The new Laws for Landlords and … [Read More...]

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If your Employment Ends… Laws for Tenants in Alberta

With oil prices dropping significantly and Target closing its doors, thousands of Albertans have lost their jobs. Many thousands more are worried everyday that they could lose their job.  The … [Read More...]

Family Law Column

Considering Jurisdiction in Interprovincial Custody Applications

Canadians are mobile and it is not uncommon for families to move between provinces.  It is also not uncommon for parents to live in different provinces after a separation.  So, if they need to go to … [Read More...]

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Booklets and tipsheets with practical law information are available for free download or in print from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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Nickel Shower: An Environmental Class Action

Introduction The recent Smith v. Inco Limited case is the first Canadian environmental class action lawsuit to proceed through a trial and appeal. It shows how the courts mediate between the interests of industry and of private landowners. Inco refined nickel near the small southern Ontario city … [Read More...]


The Ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility, and what is not? Companies engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) when they confer benefits on the communities located in or near where they work which are neither required by law nor an integral part of their primary, profit-oriented operations. … [Read More...]

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