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Whatever Happened to … Scandalous Criminal Allegations: the Miazga Case

Introduction Miazga v. Kvello Estate is a tragic, yet fascinating, case which reminds us of the devastating power of criminal prosecution to ruin innocent lives and the near impossibility to hold Crown prosecutors legally accountable when that happens [(2009) 3 SCR 339, 2009 SCC 51]. Facts In 1989, Michael, Michelle and Kathleen Ross (aged […]


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

Litigating Death in Care Cases in Alberta

Legislation and Cases Commented On: Fatal Accidents Act, RSA 2000, c F-8, Argent v Gray, 2015 ABQB 292, FRN v Alberta, 2014 ABQB 375, SM v Alberta, 2014 ABQB 376 More than 775 children with some involvement with child protective services in Alberta have died since 1999. This past year alone, approximately 31 children have […]


Avnish Nanda
Avnish Nanda is a lawyer with Nanda and Company in Edmonton, Alberta.

Privacy Considerations for Families Involved with Child and Family Services

Parents involved with Child and Family Services (“the Director”) may not want extended family members, friends, and the general public to know. The Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act (“CYFEA”) is the legislation under which intervention services are provided by the Director in Alberta. CYFEA contains provisions outlining how and when information that a child […]


Riley Gallant
Riley Gallant is a lawyer with the Family Law Office at Legal Aid Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

Aboriginal Children and Child Welfare Policies

Although nearly everyone has heard the term, “Residential Schools,” it would appear that few really have a proper comprehension of the cruel realities and shame of Canada’s collective history.  With its origins in “civilizing the ‘petits sauvages’” [1] for the purpose of serving as wives and mothers to British Colonists, to the later modification of trying […]


Stephanie Jansen
Stephanie Jansen is a student-at-law at the law firm of Attia Reeves in Edmonton, Alberta.

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