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CRIMINAL | Will the COVID-19 Crisis Keep Us Modern?

How this global pandemic has changed things for the better in our criminal justice system   The world is experiencing a pandemic that has been unprecedented in most of our lifetimes. While all of us have been affected individually, the criminal justice system has not been exempt from the effects of COVID-19. It too, serving […]

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Melody Izadi
Melody is a criminal defence lawyer with the firm Caramanna Friedberg LLP, located in Toronto, Ontario.
 

HUMAN RIGHTS | COVID-19: Human rights implications for Canadians held in remand, prisons and jails

We find ourselves in unprecedented times. As we scramble to “socially distance” and address the economic consequences of the global pandemic, inmates in Canadian institutions are particularly vulnerable to adverse effects by virtue of the conditions where they are held. On March 30, 2020, the Canadian Government announced that two inmates in the Port-Cartier Institution […]

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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.
 

EMPLOYMENT | COVID-19: Temporary changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of people’s lives in Alberta, across Canada and around the world. Governments have scrambled to approve stimulus packages, update public health orders, and change laws to respond to this new disease. Alberta declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act on March 17, 2020. Doing so gives the […]

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Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

Know Your Rights: Copyright in Canada in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures hit Canada’s arts communities early, hard and fast. Even when present measures ease up, the return of performing artists to the stage looks to be a slow one. Some creators may use this time in isolation to craft new works, while others may find it […]

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Julia Ryckman
Julia Ryckman
Julia Ryckman is an intellectual property lawyer and litigator at Pitblado LLP and previously taught Copyright Law at the University of Manitoba Law School in 2018. Her interest in intellectual property matters stems from her days performing in bands and collaborating with video and performance artists. Passionate about the arts, she is on the board of directors of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and is Chair of Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s board.
 

HOUSING | COVID-19 in Alberta: A legislative overview of tenancy-related changes

Since declaring a public health emergency in Alberta on March 17, 2020, the government has made a flurry of announcements and legislative amendments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has implemented these changes through legislation and Ministerial Orders that majorly impact both landlords and tenants during this pandemic. Unlike legislation that goes through […]

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Judy Feng
Judy Feng
Judy Feng, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre.
 


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