Author Archives: Heather Beyko

About Heather Beyko

Heather Beyko, B.A., J.D. (Calgary) is a Student-at-Law with Calgary Legal Guidance. Prior to graduating law school, Heather worked for The City of Calgary Law Department over the summer. Heather, who was an editor and writer for the law student newspaper, Moot Times, has also contributed to and written for various legal publications and websites, such as for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association's Rights Watch project and the International Municipal Lawyers Association's magazine. Heather has a special interest in Charter-related cases.

R v Booyink: A Non-Stop Charter(ed) Flight to Protest in Canadian Airports?

PDF Version: R v Booyink: A Non-Stop Charter(ed) Flight to Protest in Canadian Airports? Case commented on: R v Booyink, 2013 ABPC 185 If the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (“CCBR”) hasn’t yet made an appearance in your town, city … Continue reading

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Fowl Play? A Look into Recent Canadian Reform Efforts for Backyard Chicken Legislation

PDF version: Fowl Play? A Look into Recent Canadian Reform Efforts for Backyard Chicken Legislation Case Considered: R v Hughes, 2012 ABPC 250 The idea of local food sustainability is hard to argue with. Locally grown fresh food is valued … Continue reading

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Transporting Liberty: Where Is The Track Heading?

PDF version: Transporting Liberty: Where Is The Track Heading? Case Considered: R v S.A., 2012 ABQB 311, overturning 2011 ABPC 269 In many Canadian cities and towns, public transit is the only available means for some citizens to go about … Continue reading

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Facebook and Freedom of Expression

PDF version: Facebook and Freedom of Expression Case considered: Pridgen v University of Calgary, 2010 ABQB 644 Pridgen v University of Calgary involves twins Keith Pridgen and Steven Pridgen, two students at the University of Calgary who were enrolled in … Continue reading

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