Category Archives: Human Rights

Mandatory Retirement of School Bus Drivers Again Before Alberta Human Rights Tribunal

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Mandatory Retirement of School Bus Drivers Again Before Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Case Commented On: Mortland and VanRootselaar v Peace Wapiti School Division No 76, 2015 AHRC 9 Once again, the Human Rights Tribunal has … Continue reading

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“Inspired by the Past, We Shape the Future”

By: Maureen Duffy  PDF Version: “Inspired by the Past, We Shape the Future” Matter Commented On: Conference on “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Security in the Changing World,” and attacks by extremists on educational institutions, “Inspired by the Past, We Shape the … Continue reading

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First Nations Education Funding: The Case of Sloan & Marvin

By: Elysa Hogg PDF Version: First Nations Education Funding: The Case of Sloan & Marvin Sloan and Marvin Miller are twin children with Down Syndrome and because of where they live, their government refuses to provide them with the special … Continue reading

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Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Overturns Human Rights Tribunal’s Finding of Disability Discrimination in Employment

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Overturns Human Rights Tribunal’s Finding of Disability Discrimination in Employment Case Commented On: Syncrude Canada Ltd v Saunders, 2015 ABQB 237 Syncrude Canada Ltd v Saunders, 2015 ABQB 237, case highlights … 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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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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