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Whatever Happened to … Childs v. Desormeaux: Killer Hospitality

Can you be held legally responsible if you serve a friend alcohol at your house and he or she then drives away and injures or kills another person?  Alcohol-fueled social gatherings give rise to the issue of social host liability, both to guests and to third parties who may be affected by your hospitality.  The […]


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

Preet Saini
Preet Saini is a law student at the University of Calgary (2014).

Bench Press 38-3: Driving by Necessity

Two friends in Nova Scotia, Deegan and Pleau, shared a few beers while their wives went to bingo.  On a cigarette break, Deegan fell down the stairs, gashing open his skull and sustaining a concussion.  He was incoherent and having trouble breathing. Their wives had the keys to the apartment and neither had a cellphone. […]


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

Human Rights Implications of New Provincial Impaired Driving Laws

Like many other Canadians, I am not terribly sympathetic towards people who drive while impaired, through alcohol, drugs (prescribed or illegal), while texting, or experiencing extreme fatigue. We have a set of laws under the federal Criminal Code of Canada, RSC 1985 c C-46, that address impaired driving. These include: operating a motor vehicle while […]


Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

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