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In This Issue

Volume 45-1 Sept/Oct 2020

Table of Contents

COVID-19 is still with us. This issue provides a status update – freedom of movement, court processes, contractual relief and tracing apps. And for the filmmakers out there, we report on some of the legalities of producing a film.


Feature Articles: COVID-19: Where are we now?

Freedom of Movement during COVID-19
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
The pandemic justified restriction on certain fundamental rights and freedoms, such as imposing travel bans, quarantine and isolation.

Aftershocks: COVID-19 and the “new normal” for family lawyers
Erika Hagen
The practice now seems to be finding its “new normal” with some lasting (or hopefully lasting) changes.

Mechanisms for Relief from Contractual Obligations in the Realm of COVID-19
James McTague
How can an individual or business seek relief from their contractual obligations due to COVID-19 business disruptions?

COVID-19 Tracing Apps: Are they secure enough to protect the right of privacy?
Carolina Albuquerque
Concerns about the safety of the information stored can hinder people from downloading tracing apps.

Foreclosures in Alberta: The return of the ’80s?
Judith Hanebury
When the pandemic hit, mortgage companies quickly realized the potential for a large upswing in mortgage defaults due to job losses.

Special Report: The Law of Film

Getting Your Film onto the Screen
Linda Callaghan
You have an idea for a great movie and think it has “legs”. Where do you start?

Lights! Camera! Music!
Gregory Pang
How can you legally use music in your films and video projects? Unfortunately, the answer is not very straight-forward.

My Brain Needs a Rating System!
Nathalie Tremblay
A movie rating – or classification – is a public notice that indicates what kind of content you can expect to see.

The Art of Canadian Taxation
Hugh Neilson
Unusual tax issues can arise within the arts, issues which the income tax system is forced to address.


Have You Heard?
Lesley Conley
Introducing: CPLEA TV


Melody Izadi
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

Peter Bowal and Curtis Birch-Lucas
Enhanced Job Security for Federal Workers

Sarah Dargatz
When is Shared Parenting Appropriate?

Famous Cases
Peter Bowal and Roberto Torres Martinez
Your Land is My Land: Reeder v Woodward

Human Rights
Linda McKay-Panos
The Importance of Distinguishing Racism from Racial Discrimination

Law & Literature
Rob Normey
Richard Wright’s Native Son: Dread in Chicago’s desolate South Side

Peter Broder
Charity and Non-Profit Law Case Update

Youth & the Law
Jessica Steingard
Hit the Gas!


Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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