Author Archives: Alastair Lucas, Q.C.
By: Alastair Lucas PDF Version: Another Favourite Supreme Court of Canada Case: The Northern Gas Pipeline Saga Case/Matter Commented On: Berger Inquiry; Committee for Justice and Liberty v National Energy Board,  1 SCR 369, 1976 CanLII 2; Joint Review … Continue reading
Doctors Affected by Hospital Unit Closure Have Minimal Procedural Fairness Rights: Public Program Discretion Tops Individual Procedural Rights
PDF version: Doctors Affected by Hospital Unit Closure Have Minimal Procedural Fairness Rights: Public Program Discretion Tops Individual Procedural Rights Cases Considered: MacDonald v Alberta Health Services, 2013 ABQB 404. It is tempting to view the Alberta Queen’s Bench decision in MacDonald … Continue reading
PDF version: Peter Lougheed’s Section 92A Commenting on: the legacy of section 92A of the Constitution Act, 1982 “Exclusive” power of provincial legislatures to make laws for “exploration”; “development, conservation and management” of provincial non-renewable resources and forestry resources. Provinces … Continue reading
PDF version: A National Securities Regulator? – No way! says the Alberta Court of Appeal Case considered: Reference Re Securities Act (Canada), 2011 ABCA 77 Can the federal government pass legislation to establish and empower a national securities regulator? Essentially, … Continue reading
Case Considered: Consolidated Fastfrate Inc. v. Western Canada Council of Teamsters, 2009 SCC 53 PDF version: The Rubber Hits the Road on Provincial Jurisdiction over Transportation Undertakings The Supreme Court of Canada, in a 6-3 decision late last year, came … Continue reading