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Breaking the Code, and then Breaking the Spirit

 Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the landmark Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms case, (Delwyn) Vriend v. Alberta. There was some fine reporting in the Edmonton Journal and elsewhere on the case, including where Delwyn Vriend is now and what his experiences have been in the struggle to see gay rights entrenched in […]

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Rob Normey
Rob Normey is a lawyer who has practised in Edmonton for many years and is a long-standing member of several human rights organizations.
 

Sexual and Other Harassment and Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary duty is a common law concept.  Essentially it requires directors of corporations, and like officials of certain other types of entities, to act in the best interest of their organization.  It also obliges them to act with care and loyalty.  The notion of fiduciary duty, or aspects of it are sometimes reflected or entrenched […]

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Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.
 

No Legal Training, No Problem! Go Forth and Represent your Family in Provincial Court for Free

Access to Justice is always a live and relevant issue: people with limited financial means are at risk to not having legal representation compared to those who can easily afford it. Legal Aid alleviates some financial pressure off impoverished accused in Criminal Court, however, unless the Crown is seeking a jail sentence, it is nearly […]

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Melody Izadi
Melody is a criminal defence lawyer with the firm Caramanna Friedberg LLP, located in Toronto, Ontario.
 

Enforcement of Family Law Orders When Parents Live in Different Places: Part 1

Generally, Alberta court orders are only enforceable in Alberta.  And, generally, Alberta judges can only grant family law orders about people who reside in Alberta.  However, families are mobile and many relocate from province to province or even from country to country.  Therefore, Alberta has entered into agreements with the other Canadian provinces and territories, […]

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Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz has been practicing family law since 2009. She is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP.
 

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the Workplace: Is this Something New?

There has been a great deal of attention in the media lately about allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace. The current “#MeToo Movement” was thought to have started after public accusations of sexual misconduct by former American film producer Harvey Weinstein. The hashtag #MeToo actually developed from the term “Me Too” […]

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Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd. JD, LLM is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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