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New at CPLEA (Vol 44-3)

In this issue of LawNow we are highlighting a few updated resources and two upcoming workshops. Updated Resources The following CPLEA resources have been updated. They are available for download from our website or for order (for free!) from our store. Domestic Violence: Toolkit for Landlords A toolkit providing landlords with basic information for dealing […]

Authors:

Lesley Conley
Lesley Conley
Lesley Conley is a Project Coordinator with the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

VIEWPOINT | The Supreme Court of Canada Changes Its Mind

[on the Supreme Court of Canada being ‘the most progressive in the world’] I would say so, yeah, and I must say I’m very proud of that. – Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (June 2018) Introduction In an article for LawNow a few years ago, I was staggered to see […]

Authors:

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

BENCHPRESS | Subway Pictograms, Roads on Reserve and Employee Attitudes

Subway Pictogram: Warning sign or law? Kosoian v Société de transport de Montréal, 2019 SCC 59 On May 13, 2009, Ms. Kosoian rode a down escalator in one of Montreal’s subway stations. She didn’t hold the handrail. A police officer saw this and ordered her to hold the handrail or he would issue her a […]

Authors:

Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

FAMOUS CASES | Provinces Leaving Canada Part I: The Quebec Secession case

. . . a clear majority vote in Quebec on a clear question in favour of secession would confer democratic legitimacy on the secession initiative which all of the other participants in Confederation would have to recognize. – Reference Re Secession of Quebec, [1998] 2 SCR 217 at para 150 Introduction The possible withdrawal of […]

Authors:

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

Mackenzie Bowal
Mackenzie Bowal is studying business and computer science at the University of Calgary.
 

EMPLOYMENT | Opening the Legal Profession: The Andrews case

While legislatures must inevitably draw distinctions among the governed, such distinctions should not bring about or reinforce the disadvantage of certain groups and individuals by denying them the rights freely accorded to others. – Andrews v Law Society of British Columbia, [1989] 1 SCR 143 Introduction In the recent federal election, a party leader campaigning […]

Authors:

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

Sareena Samra
Sareena Samra is an articling student with a law firm in Surrey, British Columbia.
 


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