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.

The Supreme Court’s New Constitutional Decisions and the Rights of Farm Workers in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s New Constitutional Decisions and the Rights of Farm Workers in Alberta Cases Commented On: Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 1 (CanLII); Meredith v Canada (Attorney General), … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death Case Commented On: Carter v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 In a landmark decision, on February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada … Continue reading

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Judicial Interventions and Rape Myths: Differing Approaches at the Alberta Court of Appeal

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Judicial Interventions and Rape Myths: Differing Approaches at the Alberta Court of Appeal Case Commented On: R v Schmaltz, 2015 ABCA 4 A decision from the Alberta Court of Appeal has garnered attention from the … Continue reading

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First Nations Community Election Codes and the Charter

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: First Nations Community Election Codes and the Charter Case Commented On:  Orr v Peerless Trout First Nation, 2015 ABQB 5 In December Jonnette Watson Hamilton and I wrote a post commenting on Taypotat v Taypotat, … Continue reading

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The Website of the Alberta Courts

By: Nigel Bankes, Jennifer Koshan, and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Website of the Alberta Courts Matter Commented On: The Alberta Courts’ website This post deals with Court websites. We are posting it now because all three Alberta Courts … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Other Opportunity to Revisit Adverse Effects Discrimination under the Charter: Taypotat v Taypotat

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s Other Opportunity to Revisit Adverse Effects Discrimination under the Charter: Taypotat v Taypotat Case Commented On: Taypotat v Taypotat, 2012 FC 1036; rev’d 2013 FCA 192; leave to … Continue reading

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and the Failed Challenge to the Repeal of the Long Gun Registry

By Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and the Failed Challenge to the Repeal of the Long Gun Registry Case Commented On: Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic v. Canada, 2014 ONSC 5140 (CanLII) … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide and Adverse Effects Discrimination: Where Will the Supreme Court Go in Carter?

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Assisted Suicide and Adverse Effects Discrimination: Where Will the Supreme Court Go in Carter? Case Commented On: Carter v Canada (Attorney General), 2012 BCSC 886, rev’d 2013 BCCA 435, leave to … Continue reading

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The Uncertain Status of the Doctrine of Interjurisdictional Immunity on Reserve Lands

By: Nigel Bankes and Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Uncertain Status of the Doctrine of Interjurisdictional Immunity on Reserve Lands Case Commented On: Sechelt Indian Band v. British Columbia (Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, Dispute Resolution Officer), 2013 BCCA 262, … Continue reading

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The Charter Issue(s) in Ernst: Awaiting Another Day

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Charter Issue(s) in Ernst: Awaiting Another Day Case Commented On: Ernst v Alberta (Energy Resources Conservation Board), 2014 ABCA 285 My colleagues Martin Olszynski and Shaun Fluker have posted comments on the Alberta Court … Continue reading

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