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Privacy in Judicial Decisions

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity. – Lord Acton (1834-1902) Introduction The legal protection of personal information that is collected and held by government is a relatively recent social development. It did not take long for government bodies 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.
 

Removing Names from Judicial Decisions: the Globe24h.com Case

Where there is no publicity there is no justice. Publicity is the very soul of justice. It is the keenest spur to exertion and the surest of all guards against improbity. Nova Scotia v MacIntyre  , Supreme Court of Canada, quoting Jeremy Bentham The “open courts” principle is as old as the common law. The […]

Authors:

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

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.
 


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