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Vaclav Havel and the Meaning of Tragedy in Politics and Law

Vaclav Havel, who died in Prague shortly before Christmas in 2011, was a great dissident hero and champion of civil liberties who played a vital role in opposing the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia. He became a powerful rallying voice in the peaceful overthrow of the totalitarian political system that had for so long seemed indomitable […]

Authors:

Rob Normey
Rob Normey is a lawyer who has practised in Edmonton for many years and is a long-standing member of several human rights organizations.
 

The Gallant Yet Illegal Cause: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

It was in Spain that men learned that one can be right and still be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own reward. It is this, without doubt, which explains why so many men throughout the world regard the Spanish drama as a personal tragedy. – […]

Authors:

Rob Normey
Rob Normey is a lawyer who has practised in Edmonton for many years and is a long-standing member of several human rights organizations.
 

Teachers Talk Law Now: Mock Elections

LawNow magazine is an incredible resource for teachers. Each issue offers engaging articles about law in language suitable for students. Teachers Talk LawNow is a series of lesson plans for teachers based on these articles. Mock elections are a staple in schools and it’s easy to see why. The best way for students to learn […]

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Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Ryan Day is an experienced teacher and was the Youth Program Coordinator at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). Ryan has developed educational materials for non-profits that work with at risk youth as well as curriculum matched resources for Alberta teachers.
 

Electoral Finance Rules at Home and Around the World

Non-partisan oversight of how political candidates and parties obtain donations for their campaigns, what they are allowed to spend that money on, and how much they are allowed to spend, is critical for transparent, democratic elections. Is there a link between the level of political freedom and how the financing and expenditures of political campaigns […]

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Brian Seaman
Brian Seaman
Brian Seaman has been a past contributor to LawNow Magazine. He is a freelance writer and legal researcher.
 

Riding the Election Cycle: The Role of Elections Alberta

When it comes to election administration, there are always common questions that are asked. Does everyone have an equal opportunity to participate in our democracy? Who is responsible for the elections? What happens in between and after elections? Are election laws respected? Democracy isn’t something that’s practiced once every four years, it occurs every day […]

Authors:

Sean Rathwell
Sean Rathwell works in Community Outreach for Elections Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta.
 


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