Category Archives: Constitutional

Is Alberta’s Mental Health Act Sufficiently Protecting Patients?

By: Lorian Hardcastle PDF Version: Is Alberta’s Mental Health Act Sufficiently Protecting Patients? Case Commented On: JH v Alberta Health Services, 2017 ABQB 477 (CanLII) At first blush, JH v Alberta Health Services does not seem to warrant much attention. It … Continue reading

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R v Acera: Responding to the Call to Action in Jordan Via Detention Review Hearings

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: R v Acera: Responding to the Call to Action in Jordan Via Detention Review Hearings Case Commented On: R v Acera, 2017 ABQB 470 (CanLII) In R v Acera, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench reviewed … Continue reading

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All the Pieces Matter: Organized Crime, Wiretaps and Section 8 of the Charter

By: Erin Sheley PDF Version: All the Pieces Matter: Organized Crime, Wiretaps and Section 8 of the Charter Case Commented On: R v Amer, 2017 ABQB 481 (CanLII) Det. Freamon: “Non-pertinent”? How do you log that non-pertinent? Det. Pryzbylewski: No … Continue reading

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The Potential Impact of a Quebec Superior Court Challenge on Access to Justice in Alberta

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Potential Impact of a Quebec Superior Court Challenge on Access to Justice in Alberta Blog Post Commented On: “Clash of Courts”, Double Aspect Blog by Leonid Sirota, 23 July 2017 In his brief post … Continue reading

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“Beyond This Court’s Capacity”: Habeas Corpus Hearings Restricted to Liberty Remedies Only

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: “Beyond This Court’s Capacity”: Habeas Corpus Hearings Restricted to Liberty Remedies Only Case Commented On: McCargar v Canada, 2017 ABQB 416 (CanLII) On May 5, 2017, Mr. McCargar, currently a federal prison inmate, filed a joint … Continue reading

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