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Democratic Governance: The Constitution and Canada’s Branches of Government

Introduction Canada is a “constitutional monarchy,” which is a form of government where monarchs act as the political heads of state but their powers are kept within the boundaries of that country’s constitution. [1] In Canada, the monarch is the Queen. At the time of Confederation, the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act), as […]


Lorraine Snyder
Lorraine Snyder is a law student at the University of Alberta.

Dustin Martin

Access to Midwives in Canada

The latest Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OEDC) report shows that Canadians do not have good access to the services of midwives. Statistics released in November 2013 show that Canada has one of the lowest rankings in the developed world when it comes to the availability of the services of midwives.  Korea, Slovenia and Canada […]


Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the former Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

The Ins and Outs of the Senate

If the recent news headlines about the Senate has you wondering how the Senate came to be, what its role is and what Senators do, then check out the ‘Senate series’ on CPLEA‘s blog, Blogosaurus Lex. Senate Series Part 1: An Introduction to the Senate Senate Series Part 2: A Bit of History Senate Series Part 3: […]


Legal and Ethical Support for Newborn Safe Havens

In May 2010, Providence Health Care in Vancouver announced the opening of the first newborn safe haven in Canada at St. Paul’s Hospital.  Four months later, Providence confirmed a healthy baby was dropped off at the hospital, setting off a further round of national and international media attention.   And now this year, following Providence’s lead […]


Geoffrey W. Cundiff
Geoffrey W. Cundiff M,D. is a Professor and the Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia.

Thomas D. Maddix
Thomas D. Maddix, CSC, D.Min. is a Consultant with Catholic health care.

Karen Macmillan
Karen Macmillan M.N. is the VP Operations, Acute Care at Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Covenant Health.

Gordon Self
Gordon Self, D.Min is the Vice President of Mission, Ethics and Spirituality for Covenant Health.

Josh Stachniak
Josh Stachniak, LLB is Legal Counsel for Covenant Health.

An Overview of Anti-bullying Legislation and Alternatives in Canada

Very few days seem to go by, of late, without Canadians hearing about the alarming consequence of bullying in some form or another. This is particularly true in relation to children and youth. A number of high profile cases have garnered much discussion over the past few years, the latest of which is the tragic […]


Lindsey Panjvani
Lindsey Panjvani completed a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta in 2013. She was inspired to pursue this degree by her past work at Legal Aid Alberta. She is now a librarian at MacEwan University.

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