Peter Bowal, Author at LawNow Magazine
Peter Bowal

About Peter Bowal

Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Charter of the French Language: Quebec v Blaikie

A recent LawNow article outlined the constitutional history and framework of bilingualism in Canada. In this article, we focus on Quebec’s 1977 Charter of the French Language, popularly known as Bill 101. This legislation raised the question of whether a provincial government could broadly regulate language across its jurisdiction, namely to mandate one official language. […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Christina Tang
Christina Tang is a law student at Queen’s Law School in Kingston, Ontario.
 

Reading Between the Lines: Implied terms in individual employment contracts

In Canada, every non-unionized employee has a contractual relationship with their employer. What does that contract look like? Employment contracts may be written or oral, or both. When you sign and return a letter offering you a job, the terms of the letter are the written elements of the contract. That letter usually “incorporates by […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Christina Tang
Christina Tang is a law student at Queen’s Law School in Kingston, Ontario.
 

In Loco Parentis

… only minor corrective force of a transitory and trifling nature. [No] corporal punishment of children under two or teenagers. Degrading, inhuman or harmful conduct is not protected. Discipline by the use of objects or blows or slaps to the head is unreasonable. Teachers may reasonably apply force to remove a child from a classroom […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

John Rollett
John Rollett earned a BComm at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

The Constitutional Basis for Bilingualism in Canada

Language is not merely a means or medium of expression; it colours the content and meaning of expression. It is … a means by which a people may express its cultural identity. It is also the means by which the individual expresses his or her personal identity and sense of individuality. – Ford v Quebec […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

John Rollett
John Rollett earned a BComm at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

How Earnings Must Be Paid

Introduction In 1981, when I was a student working for the summer in London, England, every two weeks I would walk over to another building and join a queue to collect my pay packet. In the little cardboard pouch, I found a very narrow strip of paper of numbers that explained how my earnings and […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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