41-6: The Reasonables - LawNow Magazine

41-6: The Reasonables

There are hundreds of ways that the concept of “reasonableness” plays out in Canadian law and society.  Let’s look at a few.

 Volume 41-6  Jul/Aug  2017

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Featured Articles: The Reasonables

Special Report: Environmental Law



Featured Articles: The Reasonables

Dozens of Legal Reasonables
Peter Bowal
The universality of “reasonables” in the law reflects the uncountable nuances and gradations of life itself.

The Reasonable Person
Aaida Peerani
A reasonable person carefully avoids creating a foreseeable risk of injury to others. See how the courts apply this concept.

Reasonable Doubt in Criminal Law
Charles Davison
When someone’s liberty is at stake, only the highest standard of proof applies.

Taxes? Reasonable?
Hugh Neilson
Most Canadians hope that the taxing authorities will be reasonable!

Top Ten Ways to be Reasonable in Estate Situations
Erin Lafuente and Doris Bonora
Tips for how to ensure your family still meets for Christmas Dinner the year after you die!

Special Report: Environmental Law

Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan: An Update
Brenda Heelan Powell
The law and policy landscape for climate change mitigation is rapidly changing in Alberta.

Recovering the Species at Risk Act
Arne Mooers, Jeffrey A. Hutchings, Jeremy Kerr, Jeannette Whitton, Scott Findlay, Sarah P. Otto
The Species at Risk Act has underachieved. Will a new review allow it to take flight?

Syncrude Ducks Produce a Creative Sentence
Peter Bowal and Devon Slavin
Syncrude’s prevention and deterrence systems around its tailings pond failed and the result was a tragic loss of migratory birds.

The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations.
Edward Apolonio
Consciousness and conscience can help us work towards limiting the effects of climate change on the planet’s most vulnerable people.


Aaida Peerani

Chief Justice McLachlin: The Supreme Court’s steady hand

New Resources at CPLEA
Lesley Conley


Creditor and Debtor Law
Doug Noyes
Bankruptcy Increases Among the Young and Old.

Criminal Law
Melody Izadi
The Importance of the Internet in Modern Society.

Employment Law
Peter Bowal and Devon Slavin
No Time Limitations on Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Family Law
John-Paul Boyd
Conflict Between Parents, Part 1: The Effect of Conflict on Children

Famous Cases: Whatever Happened to…
Peter Bowal and Devon Slavin
Murdoch v. Murdoch

Human Rights Law
Linda McKay-Panos
Human Rights and the Inclusion of a New Ground: A Criminal Record

Law and Literature
Rob Normey
Mr. Green from “The Companybrings Bloodshed to the Republic.

Peter Broder
Innovation and the Charitable Sector


Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the former Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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