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FAMOUS CASES | Provinces Leaving Canada Part II: The Clarity Act

The obligations we have identified are binding obligations under the Constitution of Canada. However, it will be for the political actors to determine what constitutes “a clear majority on a clear question” in the circumstances under which a future referendum vote may be taken. – Reference Re Secession of Quebec, [1998] 2 SCR 217 at […]

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.
 

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.
 

Charter of the French Language: Quebec v Blaikie

A recent LawNow article outlined the constitutional history and framework of bilingualism in Canada. In this article, we focus on Quebec’s 1977 Charter of the French Language, popularly known as Bill 101. This legislation raised the question of whether a provincial government could broadly regulate language across its jurisdiction, namely to mandate one official language. […]

Authors:

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

Christina Tang
Christina Tang is a law student at Queen’s Law School in Kingston, Ontario.
 

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. […]

Authors:

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.
 

Whiten v Pilot Insurance

Insurance contracts … are sold by the insurance industry and purchased by members of the public for peace of mind. The more devastating the loss, the more the insured may be at the financial mercy of the insurer, and the more difficult it may be to challenge a wrongful refusal to pay the claim. Deterrence is required. The […]

Authors:

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

Carl Walter
Carl Walker earned his BComm degree from the Haskayne School of Business.
 

Danny Li
Danny Li earned his BComm degree from the Haskayne School of Business.
 


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