Author Archives: Theresa Yurkewich

About Theresa Yurkewich

Theresa Yurkewich holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from The University of Western Ontario, as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary. She is currently a junior associate practicing primarily in civil litigation, and enjoys writing on topics of criminal, regulatory, and public law.

Catch Me If You Can

By: Theresa Yurkewich PDF Version: Catch Me If You Can Case Commented On: R v Sandhu, 2015 ABQB 827 Mr. Sandhu, the respondent and an Uber driver, was charged with operating a business without a license (City of Edmonton, Bylaw … Continue reading

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Adieu à la Langue Française

By: Theresa Yurkewich PDF Version: Adieu à la Langue Française Case Commented On: Caron v Alberta, 2015 SCC 56 Introduction Gilles Caron and Pierre Boutet, the appellants, were charged with traffic offences under section 34(2) of the Use of Highway … Continue reading

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Everything Must Go!!!

By: Theresa Yurkewich PDF Version: Everything Must Go!!! Case Commented On: Edmonton (City) v Peter, 2015 ABQB 635 It began with an ordinary accumulation of garbage bags. Next, a giant “Yard Sale” sign followed, made on cloth and propped up … Continue reading

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Uber Lives to Ride Another Day

By: Theresa Yurkewich PDF Version: Uber Lives to Ride Another Day Case Commented On: Edmonton (City) v Uber Canada Inc., 2015 ABQB 214 As a result of Uber’s activation in Edmonton, the City of Edmonton brought an application for a … Continue reading

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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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