Category Archives: Human Rights

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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Alberta Arbitration Decision Embraces Broadening Trend on Family Status Discrimination

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Alberta Arbitration Decision Embraces Broadening Trend on Family Status Discrimination Case Commented On: SMS Equipment Inc v Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, 2015 ABQB 162 The definition of discrimination on the basis of family status … Continue reading

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Trinity Western University and Some Finer Points of Trans and Intersex Diversity

By: Saul Templeton PDF Version: Trinity Western University and Some Finer Points of Trans and Intersex Diversity In the comments to my first post on Trinity Western University, it was suggested that TWU should be given the benefit of the … Continue reading

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Trinity Western University: Policing Gender and Requiring LGBTQI+ People to Pay for It

By: Saul Templeton PDF Version: Trinity Western University: Policing Gender and Requiring LGBTQI+ People to Pay for It This post is a follow-up to my previous post, Trinity Western University: Your Tax Dollars at Work. The first two parts respond … Continue reading

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Settlement Agreements Can Pose Challenges for Human Rights Commissions

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Settlement Agreements Can Pose Challenges for Human Rights Commissions Cases Commented On: Buterman v Greater St. Albert Regional School Division No. 29, 2014 AHRC 8; Buterman v Greater St. Albert Regional School Division No. 29, … Continue reading

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Human Rights and Equality under Attack: The Difficult Challenge Ahead

By: Kathleen Mahoney PDF Version: Human Rights and Equality under Attack: The Difficult Challenge Ahead Human rights and equality discourse is under attack in many parts of the world. The assumption that equality is a social ideal has been hijacked, … Continue reading

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Trinity Western University: Your Tax Dollars at Work

By: Saul Templeton PDF Version: Trinity Western University: Your Tax Dollars at Work Case Commented On: Trinity Western University v Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25 Trinity Western University (“TWU”) claims it is a private religious institution. This is … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Association Holds Public Consultation on Gay-Straight Alliances in Schools

By: Sarah Burton PDF Version: Civil Liberties Association Holds Public Consultation on Gay-Straight Alliances in Schools Consultation Commented On: Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association, Consultation on Gay Straight Alliances, January 27, 2015 The Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) recently … Continue reading

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Bill 202 v Bill 10: A Battle of the Bills

By: Ronaliz Veron and Sarah Burton PDF Version: Bill 202 v Bill 10: A Battle of the Bills Bills Commented On: Bill 202: The Safe and Inclusive Schools Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, 3rd Sess, 28th Leg, Alberta, 2014; Bill 10: … Continue reading

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New Parameters for Family Status Adopted in Alberta

By: Linda McKay-Panos  PDF Version: New Parameters for Family Status Adopted in Alberta Case Commented on: Clark v Bow Valley College, 2014 AHRC 4 Recently, human rights decisions in federal tribunals and courts have adopted a broader definition of “family … Continue reading

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