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44-1: Back to School

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Volume 44-1  Sept/Oct 2019

September marks the beginning of another school year. This issue looks at current legal topics impacting Alberta parents, students, teachers, and beyond. This issue also reports on Canada as a bilingual country.


Feature Articles: Back to School

Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs)
Linda McKay-Panos
Bill 8: The Education Amendment Act comes into force on September 1, 2019 and changes the law on GSAs.

In Loco Parentis
Peter Bowal and John Rollett
By way of the in loco parentis doctrine, teachers stand in essentially the same legal position as parents.

Distracted Driving and the Traffic Safety Act
Shaun Fluker
Distracted driving has become a major public safety issue with the proliferation of mobile technology and the in-dash features of modern vehicles.

Student Legal Assistance
Susan V.R. Billington and Michelle De Cambra
Celebrating 40 years of law students providing access to justice in Calgary and area.

Student Legal Services
Sarah McFadyen
Celebrating 50 years of law students providing access to justice in Edmonton and area.

Special Report: Canada as a Bilingual Country

The Constitutional Basis for Bilingualism in Canada
Peter Bowal and John Rollett
Canada’s Constitution establishes and protects bilingualism.

Why is Canada a Bilingual Country?
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Canada has two official languages: French and English. We always wonder why.

Other Official Languages in Canada
Charles Davison
There are other official languages in two territories: Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

Assurer l’éducation en français : les Franco-Albertains et leurs droits linguistiques
(Ensuring French Education: Franco-Albertans and their Linguistic Rights) 
Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (AJEFA)

L’Alberta compte également la population francophone ayant la croissance la plus rapide au Canada après le Québec.
(Alberta accounts for the fastest growing francophone population in Canada after Québec.)


Jessica Steingard

Note from the Publisher
Jeff Surtees

Victoria Merritt
Something Old Becomes Something New: Alberta’s Employment Standards Code


Consumer Law
Judy Feng
Introduction to Contracts

Employment Law
Peter Bowal
How Earnings Must be Paid

Environmental Law
Jeff Surtees
Water Regulation in Alberta: 5 Things You Need to Know


Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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