Author Archives: Theresa Yurkewich

About Theresa Yurkewich

Theresa Yurkewich, B.A.(Western), J.D.(Calgary) is a Student-at-Law with the City of Calgary. Her main areas of interest are Criminal and Family Law. While in law school, Theresa summered with Family Justice Services. Theresa's first contribution to ABlawg focuses on the test for public interest standing and a review of Attorney General of Canada v Downtown Eastern Sex Workers United Against Violence Society. Her second contribution focuses on the "captive audience doctrine".

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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Some Much Needed R&R: Revisiting and Relaxing the Test for Public Interest Standing in Canada

PDF version: Some Much Needed R&R: Revisiting and Relaxing the Test for Public Interest Standing in Canada Case Considered: Canada (Attorney General) v Downtown Eastside Sex Workers Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45 On September 21, 2012, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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