Author Archives: Theresa Yurkewich

About Theresa Yurkewich

Theresa Yurkewich, B.A. (Western), J.D. (Calgary) is a junior associate practicing civil litigation at Code Hunter LLP. Prior to her current role, she worked with The City of Calgary and Family Justice Services. Theresa has an interest in public, criminal, and family law.

Uber & Calgary – A Modern Day Romeo & Juliet

By: Theresa Yurkewich PDF Version: Uber & Calgary – A Modern Day Romeo & Juliet The days of ride-sharing programs are nothing new, but with Uber’s recent opening in Edmonton, there is no doubt that it will soon make its … Continue reading

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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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