Monthly Archives: December 2009

Charter Freedoms and Government Duties around Street Preaching: An (Overly?) Expansive View

Case considered: R. v. Pawlowski, 2009 ABPC 362 PDF version:  Charter Freedoms and Government Duties around Street Preaching: An (Overly?) Expansive View Earlier this month, Judge Allan Fradsham of the Alberta Provincial Court handed down a lengthy and far reaching judgment … Continue reading

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Perhaps the Last Court of Appeal Decision on the Availability of Specific Performance for Agreements for the Sale and Purchase of Land

Case considered: Covlin v. Minhas, 2009 ABCA 404 PDF version: Perhaps the Last Court of Appeal Decision on the Availability of Specific Performance for Agreements for the Sale and Purchase of Land If the recommendations in the October 2009 Alberta … Continue reading

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Supreme Court denies equality claimants leave to appeal insurance cap

Case considered: Morrow v. Zhang, 2009 ABCA 215, leave to appeal dismissed by S.C.C. December 17, 2009 PDF version:  Supreme Court denies equality claimants leave to appeal insurance cap The Supreme Court has denied Peari Morrow and Brea Pederson leave … Continue reading

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Is every vendor of land an “unpaid vendor”?

Case considered: 1279017 Alberta Ltd. v. 1257613 Alberta Ltd., 2009 ABCA 364 PDF version: Is every vendor of land an “unpaid vendor”? In 1279017 Alberta Ltd. v. 1257613 Alberta Ltd., the Alberta Court of Appeal split 2:1 on the question … Continue reading

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Court of Queen’s Bench Overturns Panel Decision in Boissoin v. Lund

Case considered: Boissoin v. Lund, 2009 ABQB 592 PDF version: Court of Queen’s Bench Overturns Panel Decision in Boissoin v. Lund Justice Earl Wilson of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently overturned the Human Rights Panel decision, which found that … Continue reading

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Court upholds Alberta’s Hate Speech Law

Case considered: Boissoin v. Lund, 2009 ABQB 592 PDF version:  Court upholds Alberta’s Hate Speech Law Back in September, I predicted the failure of a constitutional challenge to Alberta’s hate speech law, section 3 of the Human Rights, Citizenship and … Continue reading

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