Author Archives: Linda McKay-Panos

About Linda McKay-Panos

Linda McKay-Panos is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. She taught Language Arts and Social Studies with the Calgary Board of Education for 7 years before returning to university to obtain a Law Degree. She practiced law for a time, before joining the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in 1992 as a Research Associate. Linda is a sessional instructor in the Faculties of Communication and Culture and Law at the University of Calgary. Linda received her Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Calgary. Linda is the President of the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education and the Past President of the Public Legal Education Network of Alberta. Linda is the author of several publications dealing with civil liberties, access to information, human rights, discrimination, equality and related topics. Linda received the 2001 Suzanne Mah Award and an Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 for her work in human rights in Alberta.

Supreme Court of Canada Protects Freedom of Expression of Individuals During Election Campaigns

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada Protects Freedom of Expression of Individuals During Election Campaigns Case Commented On: BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association v British Columbia (Attorney General) 2017 SCC 6 (CanLII) In this case, which … Continue reading

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The Application of the Charter to a Protest on the Siksika Nation

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: The Application of the Charter to a Protest on the Siksika Nation Case Commented On: Siksika Nation v Crowchief, 2016 ABQB 596 (CanLII) Recently there have been several cases involving the issue of whether the Charter … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination in Long Term Disability Plans: Reasonableness Not Required in Alberta

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Age Discrimination in Long Term Disability Plans: Reasonableness Not Required in Alberta Case Commented On: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1007 v Epcor Utilities Inc, 2016 ABQB 574 (CanLII) (IBEW ABQB) This case demonstrates grievance … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment at the University of Calgary Food Court

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Sexual Harassment at the University of Calgary Food Court Case Commented On: Pham v Vu’s Enterprises Ltd, 2016 AHRC 12 (CanLII) On some occasions, there is an Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (AHRT) case where the respondent … Continue reading

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BCCA Unfortunately Chooses Not to Follow Alberta’s Lead on the Issue of Whether the Charter Applies to Universities

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: BCCA Unfortunately Chooses Not to Follow Alberta’s Lead on the Issue of Whether the Charter Applies To Universities Case Commented On: BC Civil Liberties Association v University of Victoria, 2016 BCCA 162 (CanLII) There are a … Continue reading

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