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Alberta drunk driving law that suspends licence until case over appealed again

EDMONTON – An Edmonton lawyer has filed a notice to appeal Alberta’s drunk driving legislation.

Earlier this month, an Alberta judge rejected a challenge to a provincial law that suspends the licences of drivers who are charged with being impaired. 203 more words


Bill C-51, the Charter, and the Rule of Law

A guest posting by Fred Blair

Bill C-51 proposes amendments to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act to permit CSIS “to take, within and outside Canada, measures to reduce threats to the security of Canada, including measures that are authorized by the Federal Court.” 639 more words

A Secular Choice.....and the Right to Choose

Niqab controversy: Judge struck down ban without referring to charter

Zunera Ishaq, a Pakistani woman and devout Muslim, seeks to wear niqab during citizenship oath… 356 more words

Air passenger advocate from Halifax takes fight to new heights with constitutional challenge

HALIFAX – A Halifax man who has been a thorn in the side of Canada’s airline industry is taking his crusade to the next level. 628 more words


Taber, Alberta ‘hurt and saddened’ by online backlash to bylaw on swearing, public assembly

Taber’s police commission chairman says residents are hurt and saddened by harsh online reaction to news of the town’s restrictive new “Community Standards Bylaw,” which he believes was drafted with the best of intentions, if not expert legal advice. 626 more words


'Embarrassing' new bylaw in Taber, Alberta outlaws swearing, restricts public assembly

With a sweeping new bylaw, the southern Alberta town of Taber has outlawed swearing in public, instituted a nightly curfew on kids and teenagers, and granted local law enforcement the power to break up any assemblies of three or more people. 492 more words