Orwell on Law, Order and Corruption in Burma

 George Orwell was an outstanding man of letters who is also quite likely the most influential political novelist of the 20th century. Best known for his satiric animal fable Animal Farm, and the dystopian novel 1984, he began his career as an unlikely candidate for literary stardom. His first novel, Burmese Days (1934), reveals his […]


Rob Normey
Rob Normey is a lawyer who has practised in Edmonton for many years and is a long-standing member of several human rights organizations.

Dispensing with a Parent’s Consent for Counselling for Children

When parents go through a separation, the effects on children can be harsh.  Often, children benefit from counselling.  Usually, both parents agree and provide their consent for this to occur.  But occasionally, one parent will not consent.  This leaves the other parent, and the child, in a difficult spot. Unless a court order says otherwise, […]


Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz has been practicing family law since 2009. She is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP.

To Charge or not to Charge? That is no longer the Question

The Ontario Court of Appeal finds no harm or foul in blanket mandatory fines. Pursuant to Section 737 of the Criminal Code of Canada, The Victim Fine Surcharge is a mandatory fine imposed on each and every individual that is found guilty of a criminal offence in Canada. On each summary conviction: $100. On each […]


Melody Izadi
Melody is a criminal defence lawyer with the firm Caramanna Friedberg LLP, located in Toronto, Ontario.

Harassment as a New Workplace Safety Issue

Introduction Since harassment is the biggest trending topic related to the workplace, it seems opportune to highlight the harassment provisions in the new Alberta occupational health and safety (“OHS”) legislation, which is known as Bill 30: An Act To Protect The Health And Well-Being Of Working Albertans. Harassment and violence bear some unusual characteristics as […]


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

Thomas D. Brierton
Thomas D. Brierton is an Associate Professor at the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Age Discrimination in Alberta Human Rights Legislation: New Developments

Alberta will be amending its Alberta Human Rights Act RSA 2000, c A-25.5 (“Act”), to expand protections for age discrimination and include improved program protections. Bill 23, which introduced amendments to the Act, was passed on November 14, 2017. These amendments were scheduled to come into force on January 1, 2018. The changes were prompted […]


Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd. JD, LLM is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

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