Alberta allows for Public Participation in Resource Development, but what are the Parameters and who are deemed Stakeholders?

Public participation is widely considered to be an essential component of any legitimate exercise of state power over resource development and environmental decision-making.

Are Aboriginal Rights and Canadian Law Reconcilable?

As a rule, Aboriginal Rights are the rights of Indigenous people to carry on with their traditional and ancestral customs of hunting, fishing, trapping, feasting and holding religious ceremonies.

Canada's New Prostitution Bill: Will it Stand Up in Court?

The Canadian Government recently passed Bill C-36, the “Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act” in response to a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that found many parts of the existing law concerning prostitution in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and therefore unconstitutional.

Developing a First Nations Education Act in Canada: A good idea or misguided legislation?

(Special Session in partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library) Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Venue: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery, Main Branch, 810 – 5th Ave.

Use of Force by Law Enforcement: How Much is Appropriate?

Recent shooting incidents by the Toronto police have highlighted concerns about how our Canadian police use force. Was it for example good judgment when a cop fired multiple shots into a streetcar killing a sole occupant last July and was it an isolated incident or a sign of a disturbing pattern when RCMP officers tasered an unarmed Robert Dziekanski, who later died, in the Vancouver Airport a few year earlier?

Are the Regulations, Governance and Access to Justice Fair?

The mission of the Law Society of Alberta is to serve the public interest by promoting a high standard of legal services and professional conduct through the governance and regulation of an independent legal profession.