Peter Bowal

About Peter Bowal

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

The Story of Linda Gibbons

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Every one who, without lawful excuse, disobeys a lawful order made by a court of justice or by a person or body of persons authorized by any Act to make or give the order, other than an order for the payment of money, is, unless a punishment or other mode of proceeding is expressly provided […]

Cumulative Cause.1

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 The workplace “was not a grade five classroom”. Kim v. International Triathlon Union Introduction The workplace is a challenging setting to manage.  One must be proficient at dealing with a range of people with all kinds of personalities, backgrounds and styles.  The manager in small enterprises often also serves as the Human Resources and Legal […]

Equality Rights for Transgender Individuals in Canada

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Introduction The most recent personal attributes added to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination in Canadian human rights are “gender identity” and “gender expression.”  This is generally viewed as facilitating gender diversity and, in particular, establishing legal rights and protections for transgender persons, who are also described as gender non-conforming. Alberta is the latest […]

Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Receivership

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Canadian commercial insolvency law is not codified in one exhaustive statute. Instead, Parliament has enacted multiple insolvency statutes, the main one being the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.  The BIA offers a self-contained legal regime providing for both reorganization and liquidation. It is characterized by a rules-based approach to proceedings. The BIA is available to insolvent […]

Legal Remedies at Human Rights Commissions

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Introduction Canada has one federal and separate provincial and territorial Human Rights Commissions established and governed by their respective enabling legislation. These human rights commissions exist to protect human rights, prevent discrimination, foster equality and resolve complaints. The various versions of human rights legislation are fundamentally similar across the country. This article describes the legal […]

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