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BenchPress – Vol 43-4

A series of cases decided in January 2019 highlight the ongoing problems with solitary confinement within Canada’s corrections system. The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled on a challenge filed by the John Howard Society and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association against the Attorney General of Canada on the issue of inmate segregation. The Court […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

BenchPress – Vol 43-3

The Supreme Court of Canada has released a number of interesting cases over the last few months. This issue of BenchPress will look at four of them. Two are of national significance, and two reveal the profoundly personal situations that cause Canadians to access the justice system A Deal is a Deal The provinces of […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Much of the Criticism of Bill C-69 is Demonstrably False

“So destructive … (it) must die,” claims Licia Corbella (“Corbella: Bill C-69 is Trudeau’s bookend to his father’s disastrous NEP,” Calgary Herald, Sept. 14). A “grave danger to the Trans Mountain pipeline … This beast should be ritually slaughtered,” implores Don Braid (“Braid: Liberals’ own bill could kill Trans Mountain pipeline,” Calgary Herald, Sept. 15). […]

Authors:

Martin Olszynski
Martin Olszynski is an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s faculty of law. This article was first published by the Calgary Herald on September 26, 2018 and is reprinted with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author.
 

Viewpoint 43-2: Much of the Criticism of Bill C-69 is Demonstrably False

“So destructive … (it) must die,” claims Licia Corbella (“Corbella: Bill C-69 is Trudeau’s bookend to his father’s disastrous NEP,” Calgary Herald, Sept. 14). A “grave danger to the Trans Mountain pipeline … This beast should be ritually slaughtered,” implores Don Braid (“Braid: Liberals’ own bill could kill Trans Mountain pipeline,” Calgary Herald, Sept. 15). […]

Authors:

Martin Olszynski
Martin Olszynski is an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s faculty of law. This article was first published by the Calgary Herald on September 26, 2018 and is reprinted with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author.
 

BenchPress – Vol 43-1

Judges are Human Too This case involved sexual interference by the defendant against a young person. The offender had pled guilty to sexual interference of an 8 year old girl, and the mother presented an emotional and moving victim impact statement. The defendant’s lawyer applied to request that the Judge, the Honourable M.F. McParland, to […]

Authors:

Aaida Peerani
Aaida Peerani is Staff Lawyer and Editor for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 


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