Category Archives: Human Rights

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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Private Health Insurance and Charter Section 7

By: Linda McKay-Panos  PDF Version: Private Health Insurance and Charter Section 7 Case discussed: Allen v Alberta, 2014 ABQB 184 Over the past few years, various courts across Canada have addressed the ambit of the Charter right to life, liberty … Continue reading

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“Arbitrary Disadvantage”: A Slip of the Pen or Something More?

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: “Arbitrary Disadvantage”: A Slip of the Pen or Something More? Case commented on:McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2014 SCC 39 I have written several ABlawg posts on the test for discrimination under human rights … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Limits Employment Relationship in Human Rights Cases

By: Linda McKay-Panos  PDF Version: Supreme Court Limits Employment Relationship in Human Rights Cases Case commented on: McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2014 SCC 39 In an earlier post, I expressed hope that in McCormick, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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Federal Court of Appeal Clarifies Requirements for Family Status Discrimination

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Federal Court of Appeal Clarifies Requirements for Family Status Discrimination Case commented on:Canada (Attorney General) v Johnstone, 2014 FCA 110 (Johnstone, 2014) In an earlier post (see here) which discussed the case of three women … Continue reading

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A Vital Judgment: Upholding Transgendered Rights in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: A Vital Judgment: Upholding Transgendered Rights in Alberta Case commented on: C.F. v Alberta, 2014 ABQB 237 (CanLII) Alberta’s Director of Vital Statistics interpreted her home statute, the Vital Statistics Act (RSA 2000, c V-4 (Old … Continue reading

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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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