Category Archives: Access to Justice

Alberta Amends the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation

By: Amy Matychuk and Jo-Ann Munn Gafuik PDF Version: Alberta Amends the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation Legislation Commented On: Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation, Alta Reg 98/2006 In the Fall of 2016 the Public Interest Law Clinic at … Continue reading

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Legal Innovation, Access to Justice, and the University of Calgary’s Family Law Incubator

By: Kyle Gardiner PDF Version: Legal Innovation, Access to Justice, and the University of Calgary’s Family Law Incubator Matter Commented on: The University of Calgary’s Family Law Incubator Family law litigants are increasingly experiencing difficulty with access to justice that compounds … Continue reading

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The ‘Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously’ Problem with Organized Pseudo-Legal Commercial Arguments

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The ‘Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously’ Problem with Organized Pseudo-Legal Commercial Arguments Case Commented On: Dove v Canada, 2016 FCA 231 (CanLII) The Federal Court of Appeal decision in Dove v The Queen is an … Continue reading

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Human Rights, the Charter, and Access to Justice

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Human Rights, the Charter, and Access to Justice Case Commented On: Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FCA 200 (CanLII) This summer, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of the Canadian … Continue reading

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Supporting the Unrepresented: Providing Trial Information to Self-Represented Litigants

By: Alena Storton PDF Version: Supporting the Unrepresented: Providing Trial Information to Self-Represented Litigants Case Commented On: R v Hamiane, 2016 ABQB 409 (CanLII) Recent appeals by self-represented litigants (SRL) often focus on the extent of a trial judge’s duty to … Continue reading

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