Viewpoint 42-2: Elected Municipal Officials Must Be Careful About Conflicts of Interest

Introduction At the time we are writing this, the province of Alberta is in election campaign mode for all of its municipal leaders known as mayors, councilors and reeves.  At the same time, the federal Minister of Finance is under the ethical spotlight for how he continues to hold his personal wealth while legislating in […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal

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

 

Kyle Meema

Kyle Meema is a law instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

 

BenchPress – Vol 42-2

‘Til Law Do You Part In a recent case, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench had to determine if a marriage was legally valid. In 1997, the couple in question travelled from Canada to Vietnam (where both were born) to get married in a traditional Vietnamese ceremony. However, no paperwork was filed and the Record […]

Authors:

Aaida Peerani

Aaida Peerani is Staff Lawyer and Editor for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca

 

Viewpoint 42-1: Scoring NAFTA: The United States Trounces Canada in Investor-State Disputes

“NAFTA is the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever signed in this country” (September 26, 2016) “Because NAFTA . . . is perhaps the greatest disaster trade deal in the history of the world.  Not in this country.  It stripped us of manufacturing jobs.  We lost our jobs.  We lost our […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal

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

 

Ahmed Zaid

Ahmed Zaid is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.

 

BenchPress – Vol 42-1

Bribery Law in Canada is No Joking Matter The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) has shown that the bribery laws in Canada are nothing to scoff at. The ONCA upheld the trial decision convicting Nazir Karigar for agreeing to bribe a foreign official contrary to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Karigar was sentenced […]

Authors:

Aaida Peerani

Aaida Peerani is Staff Lawyer and Editor for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca

 

Viewpoint 41-6: Chief Justice McLachlin: The Supreme Court’s steady hand

The Supreme Court of Canada homepage opens with, “Canadians are privileged to live in a peaceful country.” With Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin retiring in December, that homepage opener is too modest. It should read, “Canadians are privileged to live in a country with an outstanding chief justice.” History will cast an approving gaze on the […]

Authors:

David Butt
David Butt

David Butt is a Toronto-based criminal lawyer. This article was first published in the Globe and Mail and is reprinted with the permission of the author.

 


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