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Whatever Happened To…Antrim Truck Ltd. and Public Nuisances

Background Gail Cameron was brought up in the restaurant and accounting businesses.  Her husband Jack had a strong trucking background.  In June 1978, the couple had acquired Cedar Service Centre on 12 acres of land located on the former Highway 17 west of Ottawa from Gail’s mother.  They built a tire shop in 1980 and […]

Authors:

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

Pedro Porto Alegre
Pedro Porto Alegre has earned his B.Comm. from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. (2014)
 

When Free Trade is Not Free: the Abitibi Case

We will not give away our valuable timber and water resources to a company that does not honour its historic commitments … [w]e will, therefore, today introduce a bill to ensure these valuable natural resources are returned to their rightful owners – the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. – Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams, […]

Authors:

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

Christopher Tang
Christopher Tang is a business student at the University of Calgary (2015).
 

Whatever Happened To . . . Can. Aero v. O’Malley

Ethics disqualifies a director or senior officer from usurping for himself or diverting to another person or company with whom or with which he is associated a maturing business opportunity which his company is actively pursuing; he is also precluded from so acting even after his resignation . . . – Can. Aero v. O’Malley,[1974] […]

Authors:

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

Francisco Etelvir Dantas Filho
Francisco Etelvir Dantas Filho recently graduated with a B.Comm. from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (2014).
 

Comma Law

The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma .  .  .      – Edgar Allan Poe Introduction “Let’s eat, Grandma” or “Let’s eat Grandma.”  As the saying goes, “commas save lives.” This adage humorously demonstrates the significance of proper punctuation in determining meaning, […]

Authors:

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

Johnathon Layton
Johnathon Layton recently earned a B.Comm. at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (2014).
 

What Does a Commercial Contract Do?

Most everyone knows that a contract — whether oral or written — is simply a legally enforceable agreement. But what, practically speaking, does a contract — and, in particular, a commercial contract — actually do? A commercial contract does three important things in the eyes of the law: Determines Your Rights and Obligations A contract […]

Authors:

Nishan Swais
Nishan Swais is a lawyer with the firm of Miller Thomson in Toronto, Ontario.
 


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