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Politician Resignations and Personal Liability for By-Election Costs

“I look forward to working with and representing you.”   – Premier Jim Prentice, January 1, 2015 “My contribution to public life has come to an end.”   –Premier Jim Prentice, May 5, 2015 within minutes of being elected as an MLA Introduction Several months ago, this employment column discussed the law of employees quitting their jobs.  […]

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

The Contemporary Progressive Political Novel: The Rotter’s Club

In my university days and for years after I made a point of seeking out the best literary criticism to further my appreciation of the classic novels and poems I was reading.  One work of criticism that has been a lodestar for me over the years is Irving Howe’s impressive account, Politics and The Novel. […]

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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.
 

Cold War Casualties in the True North Strong and Free

I have just had the exhilarating experience of reading the new novel by Winnipeg’s Margaret Sweatman, a political thriller set in the heart of the Cold War years. I was intrigued by the title – Mr Jones – as that was indeed the name we gave to the first book club I belonged to – […]

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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.
 

What is it like to run for political office?

Recently, we blogged about Jehovah’s Witnesses standing on your doorstep.  Well, there is another frequent visitor who might also be met with less than enthusiasm – a political candidate. However, they too deserve our respect and our thanks.  Our system of parliamentary democracy depends on citizens who are willing to suspend their daily lives, make […]

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


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