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The Impact of Brexit on the Free Movement of Persons

Citizens of the European Union (EU) are allowed to live and work, without special formalities, in the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA includes the EU’s 28 Member States as well as Switzerland and three non-EU countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. This is what we call “free movement of persons”. The 1957 Treaty of […]

Authors:

Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, JD, MA, LLM, is the Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Climate Action

The recent 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit brought worldwide attention to the need for countries (or ‘states’) to take immediate action on climate change. The Summit was aimed at bringing world leaders together to discuss transformative action plans for addressing the potentially catastrophic influences of climate change. During these meetings, there was a growing […]

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David Lark
David Lark is a Ph.D. Candidate and Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria.
 

International Child Abduction

This article draws on the writer’s papers titled “International Child Abduction: How the Hague Convention On The Civil Aspects on International Child Abduction Operates in Canada” and “Case Comment on the SCC Ruling under the Hague Convention”. Contact the writer for more information on these papers. Relationships between individuals from different countries are much more […]

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Max Blitt
Max Blitt
Max Blitt, Q.C. is a senior lawyer at Spier Harben Barristers & Solicitors in Calgary, AB. Max has extensive experience dealing with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abductions in addition to international property and support issues. For more information on child abductions, visit his website: www.childabduct.com.
 

Why is Canada a Bilingual Country?

Canada has two official languages: French and English. We always wonder why. Canada’s two colonizing peoples are the French and the British. They controlled land and built colonies alongside Indigenous peoples, who had been living there for millennia. They had two different languages and cultures. The French spoke French, practiced Catholicism, and had their own […]

Authors:

Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, JD, MA, LLM, is the Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Assurer l’éducation en français : les Franco-Albertains et leurs droits linguistiques

See below for English translation. Les droits linguistiques ont toujours été et sont toujours un sujet de discussion important dans de nombreux secteurs de la société canadienne, notamment : la promotion de l’accès aux services gouvernementaux et non gouvernementaux dans les deux langues officielles ; l’accès pour les justiciables à un système de justice sans […]

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Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Alberta
Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Alberta
The Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Alberta (AJEFA – French-speaking Legal Professionals Association of Alberta) is a non-profit organization that was created in 1990 to promote access to justice in French in Alberta.
 


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