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Something Old Becomes Something New: Alberta’s Employment Standards Code

Employers and employees in Alberta should be aware of changes made to the Employment Standards Code, most of which will take effect this fall. As expected, the new government has reversed many of the changes that the NDP implemented to employment standards in 2017. However, not all the changes that were made have been reversed. […]

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Victoria Merritt
Victoria Merritt
Victoria Merritt is an Associate at Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the firm.
 

Much of the Criticism of Bill C-69 is Demonstrably False

“So destructive … (it) must die,” claims Licia Corbella (“Corbella: Bill C-69 is Trudeau’s bookend to his father’s disastrous NEP,” Calgary Herald, Sept. 14). A “grave danger to the Trans Mountain pipeline … This beast should be ritually slaughtered,” implores Don Braid (“Braid: Liberals’ own bill could kill Trans Mountain pipeline,” Calgary Herald, Sept. 15). […]

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Martin Olszynski
Martin Olszynski is an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s faculty of law. This article was first published by the Calgary Herald on September 26, 2018 and is reprinted with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author.
 

Viewpoint 43-2: Much of the Criticism of Bill C-69 is Demonstrably False

“So destructive … (it) must die,” claims Licia Corbella (“Corbella: Bill C-69 is Trudeau’s bookend to his father’s disastrous NEP,” Calgary Herald, Sept. 14). A “grave danger to the Trans Mountain pipeline … This beast should be ritually slaughtered,” implores Don Braid (“Braid: Liberals’ own bill could kill Trans Mountain pipeline,” Calgary Herald, Sept. 15). […]

Authors:

Martin Olszynski
Martin Olszynski is an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s faculty of law. This article was first published by the Calgary Herald on September 26, 2018 and is reprinted with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author.
 

Viewpoint 42-4: Understanding Parole: Paul Bernardo Eligible for Full Parole in February 2018

February 2018 marks 25 years since the arrest of Paul Bernardo for the rapes and murders of two young women in Ontario.  Following one of the longest and most highly publicized criminal trials in Canadian history, he was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and given the automatic and mandatory sentence required by […]

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Charles Davison
Charles Davison is the Senior Criminal Defence Counsel with the Somba K’e office of the Legal Services Board in Yellowknife, N.W.T.
 

Viewpoint 42-3: Tradition Triumphs: A New Guard for Canada’s Supreme Court

On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada hinted that it would be making an “announcement of interest” later that afternoon. What could it possibly be, many of us legal beagles wondered. Was it an unexpected judicial retirement? Could it be that the Chief Justice of Canada herself was retiring? Amid the predictions among […]

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Tasneem Karbani
Tasneem Karbani is the Education and Communications Coordinator with the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
 


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