Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jurisdiction can be a Significant Consideration in Human Rights Cases

 PDF version: Jurisdiction can be a Significant Consideration in Human Rights Cases Case considered: British Columbia (Workers Compensation Board) v Figliola (“Figliola“), 2011 SCC A recent SCC case again demonstrates the importance of jurisdiction in human rights cases. In Alberta, … Continue reading

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CCS is now a CDM Project Activity

PDF version: CCS is now a CDM Project Activity   Decision commented on: Decision -/CMP.7 Modalities and procedures for carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations as clean development mechanism project activities – adopted in December 2011. The 17th United … Continue reading

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Giving deference to the adequacy of reasons in Alberta

Case considered: Calgary (City) v Alberta (Municipal Government Board), 2012 ABCA 13 On January 16, 2012 the Alberta Court of Appeal issued a judgment that applies the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union v Newfoundland … Continue reading

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True Questions of Jurisdiction: Administrative Law’s Unicorns?

PDF version: True Questions of Jurisdiction: Administrative Law’s Unicorns? Decision considered: Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v Alberta Teachers Association, 2011 SCC 61  Introduction In its recent decision reversing the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision in Alberta (Information and Privacy … Continue reading

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Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Services Centre: End of Life matters reach the Supreme Court of Canada

PDF version: Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Services Centre: End of Life matters reach the Supreme Court of Canada Cases Considered: Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Services Centre, 2011 ONCA 482 This case involves the issue of consent under Ontario’s Health Care … Continue reading

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Non-biological father from separated same-sex couple declared a legal parent

PDF version: Non-biological father from separated same-sex couple declared a legal parent  Decision considered: D.W.H. v D.J.R., 2011 ABQB 608 Background Mr. H. and Mr. R. lived together as partners and planned to have a baby through a surrogate mother. … Continue reading

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“The proof of the pudding is in the eating” that litigation is not the best way to quantify interim costs.

PDF version: “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” that litigation is not the best way to quantify interim costs. Case considered: R v Caron, 2011 ABCA 385 Gilles Caron has been a very present figure before the … Continue reading

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