Author Archives: Ola Malik

About Ola Malik

Ola Malik, M.A. (Bruges), LL.B. (Lond), LL.M. (Dal) has been practising as a municipal prosecutor with the City of Calgary's law department since 2008, prior to which he was in private practice. He regularly conducts prosecutions involving a wide range of Charter issues. He writes frequently on cases of interest and is often asked to speak about developments in the field of municipal prosecutions and the law of public protest. He is heavily involved with the Canadian Bar Association and is a strong promoter of initiatives which seek to expand access to justice for those who cannot afford to retain legal counsel.

The Decision in Smith v St. Albert (City): An example of a Municipality’s Expansive Powers to Regulate Just About…Everything?

By: Ola Malik and Theresa Yurkewich PDF Version: The Decision in Smith v St. Albert (City): An example of a Municipality’s Expansive Powers to Regulate Just About…Everything? Case commented on: Smith v St. Albert (City), 2014 ABCA 76 In our … Continue reading

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The Captive Audience Doctrine: Protecting the Unwilling Listener’s Right to Privacy from Unwanted Speech

PDF Version: The Captive Audience Doctrine: Protecting the Unwilling Listener’s Right to Privacy from Unwanted Speech Matter commented on: Section 2(b) of the Charter and the Captive Audience Doctrine Consider the following scenarios: Your lunch on an outdoor patio on … Continue reading

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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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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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