Category Archives: Constitutional

Constitutional Concerns about Being “In the Company” of a Gang-Affiliate

By: Sarah Burton PDF Version: Constitutional Concerns about Being “In the Company” of a Gang-Affiliate Legislation Commented On: Gaming and Liquor Act, RSA 2000, c G-1 Six years ago, the Province of Alberta amended the Gaming and Liquor Act, RSA … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s New Constitutional Decisions and the Rights of Farm Workers in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s New Constitutional Decisions and the Rights of Farm Workers in Alberta Cases Commented On: Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 1 (CanLII); Meredith v Canada (Attorney General), … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Parliament on Bill C-51

Editor’s Note: Several Faculty members signed this letter, the full version of which is available here.  An open letter to members of Parliament on Bill C-51 Dear Members of Parliament, Please accept this collective open letter as an expression of … Continue reading

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Honour Killings and City Buses – The Limits on Advertising Controversial Messages on Public Transit and the Soon-To-Be-Decided Case of AFDI v The City of Edmonton

By: Ola Malik and Sarah Burton PDF Version: Honour Killings and City Buses – The Limits on Advertising Controversial Messages on Public Transit and the Soon-To-Be-Decided Case of AFDI v The City of Edmonton Introduction Consider these two ads which … Continue reading

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Lawyers’ Representation, Lawyers’ Regulation and Section 7 of the Charter

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Lawyers’ Representation, Lawyers’ Regulation and Section 7 of the Charter Case Commented On: Attorney General (Canada) v Federation of Law Societies, 2015 SCC 7 In Attorney General (Canada) v. Federation of Law Societies, 2015 SCC … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death Case Commented On: Carter v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 In a landmark decision, on February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada … Continue reading

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Does the Charter Apply to Universities? Pridgen Distinguished in U Vic Case

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Does the Charter Apply to Universities? Pridgen Distinguished in U Vic Case Case Commented On: BC Civil Liberties Association v University of Victoria, 2015 BCSC 39 In Pridgen v University of Calgary, 2012 ABCA 139, … Continue reading

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First Nations Community Election Codes and the Charter

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: First Nations Community Election Codes and the Charter Case Commented On:  Orr v Peerless Trout First Nation, 2015 ABQB 5 In December Jonnette Watson Hamilton and I wrote a post commenting on Taypotat v Taypotat, … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Investigative Detention

By: Dylan Finlay PDF Version: Deconstructing Investigative Detention Case Commented On: R v Rowson, 2014 ABQB 79 Crime scenes are often intense and dynamic environments. This presents a challenge to investigators who – prior to making an arrest – must … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Other Opportunity to Revisit Adverse Effects Discrimination under the Charter: Taypotat v Taypotat

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s Other Opportunity to Revisit Adverse Effects Discrimination under the Charter: Taypotat v Taypotat Case Commented On: Taypotat v Taypotat, 2012 FC 1036; rev’d 2013 FCA 192; leave to … Continue reading

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