Author Archives: Amy Matychuk

About Amy Matychuk

Amy Matychuk is a 2018 Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Calgary. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) from Ambrose University College. She has worked for Professors Nigel Bankes and Jennifer Koshan researching Indigenous rights, the Alberta Energy Regulator, and Canadian human rights law. Amy is also the Student Blog Editor for ABlawg. She will be clerking for the Provincial Court of Alberta in 2018-2019.

R v Acera: Responding to the Call to Action in Jordan Via Detention Review Hearings

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: R v Acera: Responding to the Call to Action in Jordan Via Detention Review Hearings Case Commented On: R v Acera, 2017 ABQB 470 (CanLII) In R v Acera, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench reviewed … Continue reading

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“Beyond This Court’s Capacity”: Habeas Corpus Hearings Restricted to Liberty Remedies Only

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: “Beyond This Court’s Capacity”: Habeas Corpus Hearings Restricted to Liberty Remedies Only Case Commented On: McCargar v Canada, 2017 ABQB 416 (CanLII) On May 5, 2017, Mr. McCargar, currently a federal prison inmate, filed a joint … Continue reading

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Charter Violations Inside Prisons: Irremediable in the Name of Protecting the Public?

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: Charter Violations Inside Prisons: Irremediable in the Name of Protecting the Public? Case Commented On: R v Blanchard, 2017 ABQB 369 (CanLII) The applicant in this case, Lance David Blanchard, is a nearly 60-year-old man who … Continue reading

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Ewanchuk Continues to Treat Habeas Corpus as an All-Purpose Remedy

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: Ewanchuk Continues to Treat Habeas Corpus as an All-Purpose Remedy Case Commented On: Ewanchuk v Canada (Parole Board), 2017 ABCA 145 (CanLII) On May 16, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) released a decision dismissing … Continue reading

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Alberta Amends the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation

By: Amy Matychuk and Jo-Ann Munn Gafuik PDF Version: Alberta Amends the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation Legislation Commented On: Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation, Alta Reg 98/2006 In the Fall of 2016 the Public Interest Law Clinic at … Continue reading

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