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Too Over-qualified for the Job?

Introduction  Employers usually promise job seekers that they are looking for the most qualified workers.  It is in their interests to do so.  But occasionally they do not wish to hire the most qualified applicants. What if a slow economy produces many clearly over-qualified applicants and the employer is suspicious that they will not be […]

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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.
 

John Jamieson
John Jamieson is a student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

The Law of Safe Injection Drug Sites

Introduction  Vancouver, British Columbia consistently ranks as one of the most livable cities in the world. However, its Downtown Eastside (DTES) community of approximately 18,000 crammed into a few square blocks of social housing units, derelict buildings and temporary shelters – all in the shadow of an affluent downtown – is a glaring exception to […]

Authors:

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

Brent Rein
Brent Rein is a student at the Bond Law School in Gold Coast, Australia.
 

Domestic Violence and Family Law Disputes

Domestic violence – or family violence or intimate partner violence, call it what you will – is a serious problem in both intact and separated families. According to a 2013 report from Statistics Canada, there are 252.9 victims of domestic violence per 100,000 population, and domestic violence makes up more 26 per cent of all […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator and mediator, working in Alberta and British Columbia, and is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.
 

Registered Charities and the Charter

Over the past twenty-five years or so, commentators have lamented the sometimes inordinate influence of tax policy considerations in the administration and adjudication of the federal registered charities regime. There is no doubt fiscal implications ought to be taken into account in structuring the legislative regime to ensure timely and appropriate use of the preferentially-treated […]

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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.
 

Lawyers in Revolutionary Times: Doctor Zhivago

 A remarkable manuscript was bundled out of the Soviet Union in the late spring of 1956. An Italian Communist journalist named Sergio d’Angelo had visited Boris Pasternak to discuss possible publication of his latest work. Pasternak was the famed Russian poet and survivor of the various purges and show trials of the Great Terror that […]

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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.
 


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