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A Year of Holidays

Introduction The Christmas and New Year holiday season is a good time to reflect generally on work and legally enforced rest. This article is about the law of holidays, the legislated observance, and payment of holidays by employers across the country for the benefit of their workers. There is substantial overlap of holidays in Canada. […]

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 is a student at the Haskayne School of Business.
 

No Judicial Role in Religious Disputes: Jehovah’s Witnesses v Wall

Introduction  A perennial criticism of the Canadian judiciary is its excessive activism. Many think that the courts have helped fashion Canada into a nanny state and the Supreme Court of Canada is the most interventionist of the nanny courts. The recent case of Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v Wall deals with whether a court […]

Authors:

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

Joshua Twa
Joshua Twa is a student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

Liability of Volunteers in Natural Disaster Emergencies

 Introduction Alberta has recently suffered several sudden, prominent, ruinous natural calamities: the 2012 wildfires in Slave Lake, the 2013 flood in southern Alberta, and the 2016 wildfire in Fort McMurray.  The 2013 flood affected hundreds of thousands of people and took five lives.  It is the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history with damages […]

Authors:

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

Lila Swiatylo
Lila Swiatylo recently earned a B.Comm from the University of Calgary.
 

Kristen Leinweber
Kristen Leinweber is currently a business student at the University of Calgary.
 

Words Matter

Introduction Several decades ago, in my first summer job during university, I washed dishes and performed other unskilled labours in the kitchen of a large government seniors’ nursing home in rural Alberta. While the work itself was not particularly memorable, I observed in that workplace of 15 men, the manager obviously decided to discriminate against […]

Authors:

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

One’s Trash May be Police Treasure: R v Patrick

“Location is not the litmus test for determining the expectation of privacy.” R v Patrick, 2009 SCC 17, para 6 Introduction In Canada, our home is our castle, at least in legal terms.  We enjoy the greatest constitutional protection of privacy in our homes.  What happens when our private personal information from our homes is […]

Authors:

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

Joelle Wong
Joelle Wong is a student at Bond Law School in Gold Coast, Australia.
 

Charles Crossman
Charles Crossman is a student at Bond Law School in Gold Coast, Australia.
 


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