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Public Interest Standing and the Bedford Case

According to law professor Jane Bailey, inaccessibility of justice is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem for middle-class Canadians. Exorbitant fees and lengthy timelines often act as barriers for many who may be interested in having their concerns formally heard and addressed through the legal system [1]. Judicial capacity to grant public interest standing, she argues, is […]

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Juliana Ho
Juliana Ho is a 2nd year student at the University of Alberta Law School and is a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada. (2014)
 

Prostitution Law in Canada: Will the Charter Dialogue Continue?

Constitutional law experts, such as Peter Hogg, speak about the relationship between the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) and Parliament as a “dialogue”. Parliament passes a law, which might later be challenged as being contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”). Often, after declaring the challenged law to be unconstitutional, the SCC […]

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Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

The Lastest News on Prostitution in Canada

Canada’s prostitution laws are once again in the news. On September 21, 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in the case of Attorney General of Canada v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society,  that the Society had standing to bring a constitutional challenge  to Canadian prostitution laws.  The group claims that provisions […]

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Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Prostitution in Canada: The Big Picture

Recent developments in Canadian prostitution law prompt an examination of some very important legal, moral and philosophical issues. For many years, the act of selling sex has not been illegal in Canada. However, several activities associated with prostitution are illegal: including communicating in a public place for the purpose of prostitution, keeping a common bawdy […]

Authors:

Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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