Monthly Archives: April 2009

Rule of Law, Deference and Contempt: Another Chapter in the Black Bear Crossing Dispute

Case Considered: Tsuu T’ina Nation v. Frasier, 2009 ABCA 140 PDF version: Rule of Law, Deference and Contempt: Another Chapter in the Black Bear Crossing Dispute The dispute between the three remaining residents of Black Bear Crossing (BBC) and the … Continue reading

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How does a complainant prove that he/she has experienced racial discrimination?

Case Considered: Workeneh v. 922591 Alberta Ltd., 2009 ABQB 191 PDF version: How does a complainant prove that he/she has experienced racial discrimination? The Workeneh case draws attention to the challenges of proving that a complainant has been discriminated against … Continue reading

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Gender Reassignment Surgery, Human Rights, and the Minister

Legislation Considered: Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act, R.S.A. 2000, c.H-14 PDF Version: Gender Reassignment Surgery, Human Rights, and the Minister When the Alberta government introduced its budget on April 7, 2009, one of its cuts was to de-insure new gender … Continue reading

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Rights of first refusal in a package sale of oil and gas properties: a follow up to Chase Manhattan

Cases considered: Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. v. ConocoPhillips Western Canada Partnership, unreported judgement of Master Hanebury, February 26, 2009 Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. v. ConocoPhillips Western Canada Partnership, 2009 ABQB 202 (Master in Chambers) PDF version: Rights of first refusal in a … Continue reading

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Employee Alcohol and Drug Testing Once Again At Issue

Case Considered: United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 488 v. Bantrel Constructors Co., 2009 ABCA 84 PDF Version: Employee Alcohol and Drug Testing Once Again At Issue … Continue reading

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