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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.
 

BenchPress – Vol 41-6

Damages for Future Surrogacy Fees For the first time in Canada, a car crash victim has been awarded financial compensation for the future cost of surrogacy. The case, Wilhemson v. Dumma, centered on Mikaela Wilhemson who was the sole survivor of a “horrendous, high-speed, head-on” collision that killed three other people including her boyfriend. In […]

Authors:

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


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