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July/August Issue of LawNow: The Top Court

Featured Articles: The Top Court

Canada’s top court is a cornerstone of our Parliamentary democracy and the Rule of Law.  It has shaped our nation since 1875. 168 more words


Bench Press: Duress as a Defence to Murder

For the first time in Canada, an appeal court has upheld the use of duress as a defence to a charge of murder even though the… 262 more words


Using Legal Tools to Discourage Elder Abuse

CPLEA is participating at the 2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation Event at City Hall today, June 15. We are showcasing new resource materials (English and French) about how you can use readily available legal tools to discourage elder abuse. 45 more words


Bench Press: Red-faced about the Red Chamber?

Aniz Alani, a Vancouver lawyer, has launched a legal action to force Prime Minister Harper to appoint new senators to fill the vacancies in the Red Chamber. 263 more words


Bench Press: A Jury of Your Peers?

An Ontario Aboriginal man has had his conviction for manslaughter re-instated by the Supreme Court of Canada.  Clifford Kokopenace was originally convicted in 2008.  However, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned his conviction because the jury at his trial did not have any Aboriginal members. 233 more words


May/June Issue of LawNow: The Law and Canada's Indigenous Peoples

Featured Articles: The Law and Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

The Inuit live in Canada, Greenland, Russia, Denmark, and Alaska. They are a proud Indigenous people who have been living in the Arctic since time immemorial. 134 more words


Can my boss do that?

CPLEA talked to young people from Alberta’s multicultural communities and the service providers that work with them. We asked them what they wanted to know about Employment law. 105 more words