Peter Bowal

About Peter Bowal

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

Bad Behaviour 2.0, Part 1: Employees Getting Away With . . .

We scoured the judicial and arbitral decisions and found ten more random instances of egregious employee behaviour that Canadian courts and arbitrators excused. Since the judge or arbitrator found that the employers had no legal basis to find these employees, employers were hit with damages for wrongful dismissal and court costs.  The employer was successful, […]

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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.
 

Lindsay Thorburn
Lindsay Thorburn is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business.
 

Viewpoint 42-1: Scoring NAFTA: The United States Trounces Canada in Investor-State Disputes

“NAFTA is the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever signed in this country” (September 26, 2016) “Because NAFTA . . . is perhaps the greatest disaster trade deal in the history of the world.  Not in this country.  It stripped us of manufacturing jobs.  We lost our jobs.  We lost our […]

Authors:

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

Ahmed Zaid
Ahmed Zaid is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

Murdoch v. Murdoch

[I did] “haying, raking, swathing, moving, driving trucks and tractors and teams, quietening horses, taking cattle back and forth to the reserve, dehorning, vaccinating, branding, anything that was to be done.  I worked outside with him, just as a man would…” Irene Murdoch’s evidence Introduction Murdoch v. Murdoch is a 1973 Supreme Court of Canada […]

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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.
 

Devon Slavin
Devon Slavin is a fourth year student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

No Time Limitations on Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Introduction Many readers will recall the recent Bill Cosby trial for sexual assault.  The crime was allegedly committed in 2004, the criminal charge was laid on December 30, 2015 and the trial occurred in June 2017.  It ended in a mistrial because the jury did not return a unanimous verdict.  The prosecutor promises another trial. […]

Authors:

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

Devon Slavin
Devon Slavin is a fourth year student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

Dozens of Legal Reasonables

The test is whether a reasonably informed bystander could reasonably perceive bias on the part of an adjudicator. Nicholson v. Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Police Commissioners, (Supreme Court of Canada, 1979, p. 325) http://canlii.ca/t/1mkvl Introduction If all the considerable bend in the Canadian legal system was to be reduced to one word, that single word would be […]

Authors:

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


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