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Under the Influence: Liquor Outlet Density and Domestic Violence in Alberta

We have too many liquor outlets in Alberta. Okay, we said it. This is a conversation that most Albertans don’t want to have. Privatization Effects In 1993, Alberta became the only Canadian jurisdiction to fully privatize the sale of alcohol. Since then, we have gone from 200 liquor outlet stores to over 2,000. Evidence associates […]


Lana Wells
Lana Wells
Lana Wells is the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.

Alina Tanasescu Turner
Alina Tanasescu Turner is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary (2013).

Whatever Happened to … Childs v. Desormeaux: Killer Hospitality

Can you be held legally responsible if you serve a friend alcohol at your house and he or she then drives away and injures or kills another person?  Alcohol-fueled social gatherings give rise to the issue of social host liability, both to guests and to third parties who may be affected by your hospitality.  The […]


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

Preet Saini
Preet Saini is a law student at the University of Calgary (2014).

Home Sweet Home…or is it?

Imagine you have just finished building your dream home, complete with swimming pool and hot-tub. You and your family, including the family dog, have just moved in. You decide to have a house warming party and invite over several dozen of your closest friends. Sounds like fun, right? Wrong! While it can be fun and entertaining to host your […]


W. Douglas Johnston

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