Category Archives: Human Rights

Seasonal Workers and Discriminatory Benefits: The NWTCA Provides Some Clarity

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Seasonal Workers and Discriminatory Benefits: The NWTCA Provides Some Clarity Case commented on: NWT (WCB) v Mercer, 2014 NWTCA 01 (Can LII) This decision from the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal was passed on to … Continue reading

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Hate Speech and Human Rights in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Hate Speech and Human Rights in Alberta Motion commented on: Motion 502 (Alberta Legislative Assembly, March 17, 2014) It was a tumultuous time in the Alberta Legislature last week, culminating with the resignation of Alison … Continue reading

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Professional Bodies, Internationally Educated Graduates and the Alberta Human Rights Act

By: Jason Wai and Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Professional Bodies, Internationally Educated Graduates and the Alberta Human Rights Act Case commented on: Mihaly v The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, 2014 AHRC 1 A recent Human … Continue reading

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Law Society of Alberta Responds on TWU Law School Issue

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Law Society of Alberta Responds on TWU Law School Issue Back in February we posted a letter sent by signatories from the University of Calgary and University of Alberta law schools to the Law Society of … Continue reading

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More Uncertainty on the Test for Discrimination under Human Rights Legislation

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: More Uncertainty on the Test for Discrimination under Human Rights Legislation Case commented on: Bish v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2013 ABQB 756 I have written previous posts on ABlawg critiquing the influence of section … Continue reading

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Accommodation is a Challenging Issue for Employers, Employees and Human Rights Commissions

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Accommodation is a Challenging Issue for Employers, Employees and Human Rights Commissions Case commented on: Robinson v Edmonton (City), 2014 ABQB 29 It is perhaps only logical that since physical disability is the most common … Continue reading

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U of C and U of A Law Profs’ Submission to the Law Society of Alberta on Trinity Western University Law School

By Jennifer Koshan, Jonnette Watson Hamilton and Alice Woolley  PDF Version: U of C and U of A Law Profs’ Submission to the Law Society of Alberta on Trinity Western University Law School Commented on: Letter from members of the … Continue reading

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Blind Justice? Accommodating Offenders with Disabilities

PDF Version: Blind Justice? Accommodating Offenders with Disabilities Case commented on: R v Myette, 2013 ABCA 371 To what degree should courts accommodate the circumstances of persons with disabilities whose crimes attract jail sentences? The Alberta Court of Appeal recently … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada May Finally Clear up Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases

PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada May Finally Clear up Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases Case commented on: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP v British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal) 2012 BCCA 313; leave to appeal granted, Michael McCormick v … Continue reading

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The Vriend Case 15 Years Later

PDF Version: The Vriend Case 15 Years Later Case and legislation commented on: Vriend v Alberta, [1998] 1 SCR 493; Alberta Human Rights Act, RSA 2000, c A-25.5 This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada … Continue reading

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