• You Can’t Do or Say That: Constraining individual conduct in a public and commercial world
  • Quebec’s Need for Cultural and Linguistic Protection, the Notwithstanding Clause, and the Demise of the Meech Lake Accord
  • Multicultural Family Law Facilitators Project
  • Comma Law
  • The Intersection of Law, Language and Culture

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A Progress Report of Disability Rights since the Charter

In 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms formally enshrined equality rights into the Canadian constitution. Section 15 of the Charter reads: “every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 38-4: Vampire Slayer Victim of a “cruel and unforgiving illness.”

Glen Race murdered two Halifax men in 2007.  He pled guilty to both charges and then made an application to be found not criminally responsible (NCR).  Mr. Justice Kevin Coady of the Supreme Court of … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 38-4: “Ski Buddy” Liability

Mark Kennedy of Colorado died on a heli-skiing expedition when he fell into a tree well.  His widow claimed that he had been paired with a “ski-buddy” who was contractually obliged to stay close to … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 38-4: Alberta Statutes in English Only

Gilles Caron, of Edmonton, was issued a traffic ticket in 2003.  Mr. Caron, whose first language is French, fought the ticket, arguing that the ticket, Alberta statutes and his court hearing should … [Read More...]

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Family Law Column

A Brief Primer on Child Support: Part One

Child support is money paid by a parent toward the living expenses of his or her child. Other people can be required to pay child support, including guardians and stepparents. The duty to pay child … [Read More...]

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What should you do if you get an eviction notice?

There are a lot of different notices that a landlord can serve on a tenant. The notices that we receive the most questions about are the eviction notices. We’re going to talk about eviction notices … [Read More...]

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After the Flood for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

There has been substantial flooding in Alberta this spring. This means that there are some tenants and landlords who need information about renting and their rights after a flood. The Centre for … [Read More...]

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Parliamentary Democracy 101

In the Gettysburg address, Abraham Lincoln defined democracy as government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” He was, of course, referring to the democratic model of the United States. However, the same words can be used to define Canadian parliamentary democracy: government of the … [Read More...]

Mandatory Menu Labeling

Encouraging Healthy Eating Through Legislation? The Case for Mandatory Menu Labels

How many calories in that snack? Having a mid-morning energy slump? How about a quick visit to Starbucks for, say, a café latté and a blueberry scone to hold you over until lunch? Unfortunately, that energy slump can quickly turn to energy excess with a 700-calorie snack that amounts to more than a … [Read More...]