Author Archives: Jennifer Koshan

About Jennifer Koshan

B.Sc., LL.B (Calgary), LL.M. (British Columbia). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Alberta Human Rights Act Applies to Condominium Corporations

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Alberta Human Rights Act Applies to Condominium Corporations Case Commented On: Condominium Corporation No 052 0580 v Alberta (Human Rights Commission), 2016 ABQB 183 (CanLII) A few years ago I wrote a post arguing that … Continue reading

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Constitutional Exemptions for Physician Assisted Dying: The First Case of Judicial Authorization in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Constitutional Exemptions for Physician Assisted Dying: The First Case of Judicial Authorization in Alberta Case Commented On: HS (Re), 2016 ABQB 121 (CanLII) On February 29, 2016, Justice Sheilah Martin of the Alberta Court of … Continue reading

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Costs Not Appropriate in Protection Against Family Violence Act Litigation

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Costs Not Appropriate in Protection Against Family Violence Act Litigation Case Commented On: Denis v Palmer, 2016 ABQB 54 (CanLII) This is a short comment on a short decision by the Court of Queen’s Bench … Continue reading

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Reflections on Week One of the Ghomeshi Trial

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Reflections on Week One of the Ghomeshi Trial I posted on ABlawg last Monday on the legal consequences of choking in the sexual assault context, which I suggested would be a likely issue in the … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault and Choking – Making Sense of the Legal Consequences

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Sexual Assault and Choking – Making Sense of the Legal Consequences Case Commented On: R v White, 2016 ABQB 24 The Jian Ghomeshi trial gets underway today and there is likely to be intense coverage … Continue reading

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Status of Women Deputy Minister Visits the University of Calgary: A Wish List

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Status of Women Deputy Minister Visits the University of Calgary: A Wish List Kim Armstrong, Deputy Minister of the Status of Women, visited the University of Calgary campus yesterday. I participated in one of her … Continue reading

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The Residential Tenancies Act and Domestic Violence: Facilitating Flight?

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Residential Tenancies Act and Domestic Violence: Facilitating Flight? Legislation Commented On: Bill 204: Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act, 2015 Bill 204, the Residential Tenancies … Continue reading

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While You Were Sleeping: Sexual Assault Involving Intoxicated or Unconscious Complainants

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: While You Were Sleeping: Sexual Assault Involving Intoxicated or Unconscious Complainants Case Commented On: R v Garrioch, 2015 ABCA 342 One of the contexts in which women are particularly susceptible to sexual assault is when … Continue reading

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Protection for the Rights of Farm Workers Finally Proposed in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Protection for the Rights of Farm Workers Finally Proposed in Alberta Legislation Commented On: Bill 6, Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act On November 17, 2015 the Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and … Continue reading

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Judging Sexual Assault Cases Free of Myths and Stereotypes

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Judging Sexual Assault Cases Free of Myths and Stereotypes Case Commented On: R v Wagar, 2015 ABCA 327 (CanLII) I am spending the fall term at the University of Kent’s Centre for Law, Gender and … Continue reading

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