Category Archives: Constitutional

Charter Violations Inside Prisons: Irremediable in the Name of Protecting the Public?

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: Charter Violations Inside Prisons: Irremediable in the Name of Protecting the Public? Case Commented On: R v Blanchard, 2017 ABQB 369 (CanLII) The applicant in this case, Lance David Blanchard, is a nearly 60-year-old man who … Continue reading

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The Applicability of Charter Protection to Traffic Safety Laws

By: Nicholas Konstantinov PDF Version: The Applicability of Charter Protection to Traffic Safety Laws Case Commented On: Sahaluk v Alberta (Transportation Safety Board), 2017 ABCA 153 (CanLII) In Sahaluk v Alberta (Transportation Safety Board), Mr. Justice Slatter, writing for the majority … Continue reading

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Can Federal Legislative Jurisdiction Support a Broad, Sustainability-Based Impact Assessment?

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: Can Federal Legislative Jurisdiction Support a Broad, Sustainability-Based Impact Assessment? Report Commented On: Expert Panel on the Review of Federal Environmental Assessment Processes, Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada This is the … Continue reading

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Ewanchuk Continues to Treat Habeas Corpus as an All-Purpose Remedy

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: Ewanchuk Continues to Treat Habeas Corpus as an All-Purpose Remedy Case Commented On: Ewanchuk v Canada (Parole Board), 2017 ABCA 145 (CanLII) On May 16, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) released a decision dismissing … Continue reading

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Vexatious Habeas Corpus Applications Contribute to Delayed Access to the Courts

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Vexatious Habeas Corpus Applications Contribute to Delayed Access to the Courts Case Commented On: Ewanchuk v Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ABQB 237 (CanLII) This vexatious litigant case is interesting for five reasons. First, it was … Continue reading

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