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BenchPress 39-5: Private Use Doesn’t Apply

Two Edmonton men were acquitted of offences of making and possessing child pornography because the trial judge accepted that the material, involving two runaway teenage girls, was made for the men’s private use. The Supreme Court of Canada ordered new trials for the men, ruling that s. 153 of the Criminal Code, which makes sexual […]


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

New Employment Law Resources for Alberta Youth

Many new Canadians are unfamiliar with the legislation that protects them in the workplace. Research indicates that immigrants with limited English speaking abilities often turn to their children to act as intermediaries to pass on information, including legal information. By developing resources for youth, the youth will learn about human rights law and then will […]


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.

Viewpoint 39-4: Ten Years – A Look Back At Bullying

What were you doing in 2005?  I can easily recall what I was trying to accomplish.  I was a grade 9 student at Bathurst High School at the time, trying to get the courage to do something that no one ever thought I would do – come forward as a sixteen-year-old teenager who endured years […]


Rob Frenette, O.N.B.
Rob Frenette, O.N.B. is 25 years old and the Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder of BullyingCanada Inc, a national anti-bullying charity. He resides in Fredericton, NB with his partner.

Transgender youth: Everyday items, everyday rights

The public bathroom can be a major source of anxiety for transgender youth. Using a public restroom may result in their status being discovered. If they identify as transgender and have not yet revealed their identity, they may feel like an imposter. Worse yet, trans teens may be subject to ridicule, abuse or assault, physical […]


Melissa Luhtanen J.D.
Melissa Luhtanen J.D., is a lawyer and human rights educator at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Mitigating Children’s Involvement in Maritime Piracy

Observations by the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative   Introduction Recently, the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre (CFMWC) had the honour of hosting the prestigious Multilateral XII Wargame, an annual event that convenes representatives from eight of the western hemisphere’s most potent navies.  In the past, game scenarios have sought to replicate the catastrophic conditions […]


Carl Conradi
Carl Conradi served as a programme officer at the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, based at Dalhousie University. He managed all projects related to child maritime piracy and provided support to the Dallaire Initiative’s security sector training activities. Carl graduated with an MA in Conflict, Security and Development and King’s College London and has worked in Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen.

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