38-2: Christmas and the Law Archives - LawNow Magazine

A Secular Christmas

This article deals with the law of Christmas, the celebration of this Christian event and the public displays of words or symbols that accompany it.  No Clear Separation of Church and State in Canada Most Canadians incorrectly assume, perhaps from a steady consumption of American pop culture, that Canada has clear constitutional enshrinement of the […]


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

Andrea Lai
Andrea Lai graduated in June 2013 with a combined degree in Marketing and English Honours from the University of Calgary and will complete teacher training at the University of British Columbia next year.

The Night Before Christmas, Legally Speaking

Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter “the House”) a general lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse. A variety of foot apparel, e.g. stocking, socks, etc., had been affixed by and around the […]


The Grinch
The Grinch, LLB is a fictitious friend of LawNow magazine who enjoys the complexities of legal language.

Can We Help You With Christmas?

For many of us, this time of year is a time for personal reflection, and pondering what the next year will bring. The theme of “The Law and Christmas” brings to mind the debate around the appropriateness of Christmas in the public sphere within a multicultural society – a debate that we mostly hear coming […]


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