Peter Bowal, Author at LawNow Magazine
Peter Bowal

About Peter Bowal

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

EMPLOYMENT | What to do with Your Conscience at Work?

We hear a lot today about people following their conscience. Conscience is more than mere preferences and choices. It is about one’s values, spiritual worldview and visceral sense of right and wrong. Few employees want to compromise on their deepest conscientious beliefs for their jobs. These beliefs often arise from religious convictions but are technically […]

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

FAMOUS CASES | Provinces Leaving Canada Part II: The Clarity Act

The obligations we have identified are binding obligations under the Constitution of Canada. However, it will be for the political actors to determine what constitutes “a clear majority on a clear question” in the circumstances under which a future referendum vote may be taken. – Reference Re Secession of Quebec, [1998] 2 SCR 217 at […]

Authors:

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

Mackenzie Bowal
Mackenzie Bowal is studying business and computer science at the University of Calgary.
 

VIEWPOINT | The Supreme Court of Canada Changes Its Mind

[on the Supreme Court of Canada being ‘the most progressive in the world’] I would say so, yeah, and I must say I’m very proud of that. – Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (June 2018) Introduction In an article for LawNow a few years ago, I was staggered to see […]

Authors:

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

EMPLOYMENT | Opening the Legal Profession: The Andrews case

While legislatures must inevitably draw distinctions among the governed, such distinctions should not bring about or reinforce the disadvantage of certain groups and individuals by denying them the rights freely accorded to others. – Andrews v Law Society of British Columbia, [1989] 1 SCR 143 Introduction In the recent federal election, a party leader campaigning […]

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

Sareena Samra
Sareena Samra is an articling student with a law firm in Surrey, British Columbia.
 

FAMOUS CASES | Provinces Leaving Canada Part I: The Quebec Secession case

. . . a clear majority vote in Quebec on a clear question in favour of secession would confer democratic legitimacy on the secession initiative which all of the other participants in Confederation would have to recognize. – Reference Re Secession of Quebec, [1998] 2 SCR 217 at para 150 Introduction The possible withdrawal of […]

Authors:

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

Mackenzie Bowal
Mackenzie Bowal is studying business and computer science at the University of Calgary.
 


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