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Senate Report Offers Blueprint for Federal Charity Law Reform

With a federal election slated for this October, there is little chance we will see any major changes to the Income Tax Act (ITA) rules governing registered charities in the coming weeks. Once the election is over, however, whichever party forms government could do worse than use the recently-released Report of the Special Senate Committee […]


Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.

The White Angel: An excursion from Chinatown to posh Shaughnessy Heights and back

John MacLachlan Gray is a celebrated playwright who penned the immortal masterpiece Billy Bishop Goes to War. Having not seen any new plays from Gray for many years, I had wondered whatever had become of him. Not to worry. It turns out that in recent years he has reinvented himself as a mystery novelist. 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.

Confidentiality Clauses: the Jan Wong Case

. . .  I can’t disclose the amount of money I received I’d just been paid a pile of money to go away . . . Two weeks later a big fat check landed in my account. Even with a vastly swollen bank account . . . Introduction Almost all lawsuits are settled or abandoned. […]


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

Andrew Broschinski
Andrew Broschinski is a student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.

Water Regulation in Alberta: 5 Things You Need to Know

Water plus Earth, Wind and Fire. No … it’s not a day at the beach with a great band from Chicago. These are the names of the four classical elements, which in ancient times were thought to explain the nature of how the world worked. They are also the subjects of the next four LawNow […]


Jeff Surtees
Jeff Surtees
Jeff Surtees, BComm, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

When is Reinstatement Possible for Employment Discrimination?

A worker experiencing discrimination must choose the legal avenue that will give them the result they want. For example, if pursuing the matter in court, the worker will have to start a contract claim (e.g., wrongful dismissal) or tort claim. One cannot sue in tort for discrimination, but one can sue in tort for the […]


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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