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LAW & LITERATURE | 1919 by John Dos Passos: A requiem for the defeated and outcasts

I have always intended to work my way through all three volumes of Dos Passos’ U.S.A. trilogy, published between 1930 and 1936 and clocking in at 1,300 pages. During today’s strange pandemic times, I have taken advantage of the opportunity to do so. And I can tell you that, while at times it was a […]

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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.
 

New at CPLEA (Vol 44-5)

In this issue of LawNow, we are highlighting new and updated resources focused on legal issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 – Answers to your questions This page provides information, links and answers to important questions on COVID-19 for Albertans. It summarizes provincial and federal information about changes in the law and legal services as […]

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

YOUTH & THE LAW | But Do I Have To Go To School?: Education laws in Alberta

COVID-19 has changed everything! One of the biggest changes for youth? School buildings are closed. But school has not been cancelled! It has simply moved online. So just in case you’ve forgotten how to ‘do school’, this column focuses on the laws about school in Alberta. The Education Act sets out the law for all […]

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

CRIMINAL | Will the COVID-19 Crisis Keep Us Modern?

How this global pandemic has changed things for the better in our criminal justice system   The world is experiencing a pandemic that has been unprecedented in most of our lifetimes. While all of us have been affected individually, the criminal justice system has not been exempt from the effects of COVID-19. It too, serving […]

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

FAMOUS CASES | The Constitutional Right to Marijuana in Canada: R v Parker

If a rule of criminal law precludes a person from obtaining appropriate medical treatment when his or her life or health is in danger, then the state has intervened and this intervention constitutes a violation of that man’s or that woman’s security of the person … R v Parker, [2000] OJ No 2787 (ONCA) at […]

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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 graduated with a BComm from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary in 2019.
 


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