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.

Drug Paraphernalia Bylaw Upheld as Constitutional

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Drug Paraphernalia Bylaw Upheld as Constitutional Case commented on: Smith v St. Albert (City), 2014 ABCA 76 University of Calgary Constitutional law students will find this case interesting and perhaps will feel vindicated when they … Continue reading

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Professional Bodies, Internationally Educated Graduates and the Alberta Human Rights Act

By: Jason Wai and Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Professional Bodies, Internationally Educated Graduates and the Alberta Human Rights Act Case commented on: Mihaly v The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, 2014 AHRC 1 A recent Human … Continue reading

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Accommodation is a Challenging Issue for Employers, Employees and Human Rights Commissions

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Accommodation is a Challenging Issue for Employers, Employees and Human Rights Commissions Case commented on: Robinson v Edmonton (City), 2014 ABQB 29 It is perhaps only logical that since physical disability is the most common … Continue reading

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Alberta Government Considers Strategies to Address Bullying—Is Legislation the Answer?

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Alberta Government Considers Strategies to Address Bullying—Is Legislation the Answer? Event commented on: Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association Discussion on Anti-bullying Legislation On January 30, 2014, the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) hosted a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Expresses Its Opinion on Alberta Privacy Case

PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada Expresses Its Opinion on Alberta Privacy Case Case commented on: Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner v United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62 (“AIPC v UFCW”) This case out of Alberta … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada May Finally Clear up Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases

PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada May Finally Clear up Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases Case commented on: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP v British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal) 2012 BCCA 313; leave to appeal granted, Michael McCormick v … Continue reading

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Defining “Employment” Continues to be a Challenge—Even Outside of the Human Rights Process

PDF Version: Defining “Employment” Continues to be a Challenge—Even Outside of the Human Rights Process Cases commented on: Van Lent v Place, 2013 ABQB 494; Lovely v Prestige Travel Ltd., 2013 ABQB 467 Some previous posts on ABlawg (see, for … Continue reading

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City of Calgary not Entitled to Disclosure of Environmental Agreement on Lynnview Ridge

PDF version: City of Calgary not Entitled to Disclosure of Environmental Agreement on Lynnview Ridge Case Commented on: Imperial Oil Ltd v Calgary (City), 2013 ABQB 393. Many people are concerned about what appears to be the lack of public … Continue reading

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End? of a “Twenty-two-Year Odyssey” for Delorie Walsh

PDF version: End? of a “Twenty-two-Year Odyssey” for Delorie Walsh Case commented on: Walsh v Mobil Oil Canada, 2013 ABCA 238. While several blogs have been written on the Walsh v Mobil Oil Canada case (see here, here and here), … Continue reading

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Arbitration, Disability and Human Rights Cases

PDF version: Arbitration, Disability and Human Rights Cases Case commented on: AUPE v Alberta, 2013 ABCA 212. This case involves the fairly technical issue of whether, in Alberta, a grievance involving a human rights issue should be resolved by an … Continue reading

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