Author Archives: Alastair Lucas, Q.C.

About Alastair Lucas, Q.C.

B.A., LL.B., (Alta.), LL.M., (Br. Col.). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Another Favourite Supreme Court of Canada Case: The Northern Gas Pipeline Saga

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, [1978] 1 SCR 369, 1976 CanLII 2; Joint Review … Continue reading

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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

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Peter Lougheed’s Section 92A

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

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A National Securities Regulator? – No way! says the Alberta Court of Appeal

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

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The Rubber Hits the Road on Provincial Jurisdiction over Transportation Undertakings

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

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