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.

A Tale of Two Cities: Residential property assessments and appeals in Calgary and Vancouver

Commercial and residential property taxes are by far the largest source of revenue for Canadian municipalities – about one third of the budgets in large cities. Other revenue streams include provincial grants and licenses, permits and user fees. Residential accommodation is taxed on market-based values. Municipal assessors annually determine and issue an assessment for each […]

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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.
 

Michael Osachoff
Michael Osachoff is a graduate of the Master of Management program at the University of Calgary.
 

Charter Notwithstanding: Section 33

33 (1) Parliament or the legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act of Parliament or of the legislature, as the case may be, that the Act or a provision thereof shall operate notwithstanding a provision included in section 2 or sections 7 to 15 of this Charter. Section 33 of the Canadian […]

Authors:

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

Carter Czaikowski
Carter Czaikowski is a student at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
 

Josh Zablocki
Josh Zablocki is a student at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
 

FAMOUS CASES | Canada Opens its Courts to Overseas Human Rights Abuses

On February 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to strike damages claims for international human rights abuses and Canadian torts by three former workers at a Canadian majority-owned mining company in Eritrea. In the five-to-four majority decision in Nevsun Resources Ltd v Araya, the court signalled that Canadian courts are open to hear […]

Authors:

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

Patrick Ma
Patrick Ma is a 2020 Masters of Management graduate of the University of Calgary.
 

EMPLOYMENT | Bad Behaviour 5.0: Employees getting away with …

Whitford was not given sufficiently clear and detailed warnings about his misconduct, was mislead [sic] by approvals granting him leave, and was not told that failure to prepare a return-to-work plan could result in his dismissal. Further, he was not caught drinking on the job, other than the one occasion when he made no attempt to […]

Authors:

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

James Ragan
James Ragan earned an MBA at the Haskayne School of Business.
 

FAMOUS CASES | The Constitutional Right to Marijuana in Canada: R v Parker

If a rule of criminal law precludes a person from obtaining appropriate medical treatment when his or her life or health is in danger, then the state has intervened and this intervention constitutes a violation of that man’s or that woman’s security of the person … R v Parker, [2000] OJ No 2787 (ONCA) 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.
 

Dustin Bodnar
Dustin Bodnar graduated with a BComm from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary in 2019.
 


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