Category Archives: Constitutional

A “Convicted Terrorist” By Any Other Name

By: Maureen Duffy PDF Version: A “Convicted Terrorist” By Any Other Name Case Generally Considered: Pelham, Warden of the Bowden Institution, et al. v. Khadr, No. 36081 (Alberta) (Criminal) (SCC, By Leave); Bowden Institution v Khadr, 2015 ABCA 159; Khadr … Continue reading

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Leave to Appeal granted in Ernst v Alberta Energy Regulator

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Leave to Appeal granted in Ernst v Alberta Energy Regulator Case commented on: Ernst v Alberta Energy Regulator, 2013 ABQB 537, aff’d 2014 ABCA 285, leave to appeal granted April 30, 2015 (SCC) Today the … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith Out of the Public Square: Is Calgary City Hall Offside?

By: Kathleen Mahoney PDF Version: Keeping Faith Out of the Public Square: Is Calgary City Hall Offside? Case Commented On: Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City), 2015 SCC 16 O God, author of all wisdom, knowledge and understanding. We ask … Continue reading

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May Provinces (or States) Limit Imports on the Basis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Elsewhere?

By: James Coleman & Martin Olszynski PDF Version: May Provinces (or States) Limit Imports on the Basis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Elsewhere? Report Commented On: Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, The Way Forward Last week, a group of economists known as “Canada’s … Continue reading

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Can the Homeless Find Shelter in the Courts?

By: Joshua-Sealy Harrington PDF Version: Can the Homeless Find Shelter in the Courts? Case Commented On: Tanudjaja v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONCA 852 Late in 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered a Charter challenge to provincial and federal … Continue reading

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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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