Peter Bowal

About Peter Bowal

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

Keystone XL and NAFTA

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No Party may directly or indirectly nationalize or expropriate an investment of an investor of another Party in its territory or take a measure tantamount to nationalization or expropriation of such an investment (“expropriation”), except: (a) for a public purpose; (b) on a non-discriminatory basis; (c) in accordance with due process of law and [Minimum […]

Cumulative Cause.2

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Introduction The constitutional freedom of expression that Canadians enjoy does not extend to private workplaces.  What are employee limits on speaking out against private employers? The last Employment Law column narrated the story of Ms. Kim, a media specialist in the position of Senior Communications Manager employed by the International Triathlon Union (“ITU”).  Kim was […]

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 […]

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