Journal Articles (Law)
Items in this Collection
- 19McInnes, Mitchell
- 17Wood, Roderick J.
- 13O'Byrne, Shannon
- 9Bell, Catherine
- 9Billingsley, Barbara
- 9Harrington, Joanna
\"Can you hear me now . . . Good!\": Feminism(s), the public/private divide, and Citizens United v. FECDownload
Introduction: An important goal identified by early feminists was to challenge and even eliminate the distinction between the public and private spheres. Though by no means uniformly, these feminists rejected the liberal notion-broadly stated-that the public sphere (including governmental power)...
[I]t is time the Supreme Court of Canada reconsidered the question of causation in those medical malpractice cases where the negligence alleged consists of a failure to make all reasonable disclosure necessary to an informed decision by the patient on a course of treatment ... the rule in Reibl...
Introduction: In negligence law, conventional wisdom holds that it is for the plaintiff to prove on a balance of probabilities that his loss or injury resulted from the defendant's actions. Typically this is satisfied by showing that \"but for\" those actions, the accident would not have...
Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 recognizes the aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples. Section 35(2) defines \"the Aboriginal peoples of Canada\" as Indian, Inuit and Metis peoples. Although s. 35 may appear straightforward, the author points out its ambiguity. This...
Whiten’s world: The Supreme Court of Canada’s insurance law decisions since Whiten v. Pilot Insurance CompanyDownload
Introduction: In the annals of Canadian insurance law, February 22, 2002, is a red letter day. On that date, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co.,' upholding the trial jury's award of $1,000,000 in punitive damages against the insurer. The case was an...
The author studies the law in Alberta regarding the use of water resources. The right to divert surface water from its course or to detain its natural flow for consumptive or other purposes is discussed. The author contends that the present Alberta Water Resources Act does not develop maximum...
This article examines the use of all obligation clauses in security agreements and their potential to transform an unsecured claim into a more valuable secured claim upon an assignment of the unsecured claim or the security agreement. The author addresses three arguments that have been levelled...
Introduction: The recent Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (CAFC) decision in NTP, Inc. v. Research in Motion, Ltd., (hereinafter the BlackBerry decision)1 ushered in a new era of jurisdictional uncertainty concerning transnation patent disputes. The court's standard of "control and beneficial...
Introduction: At its simplest, the \"mistake of law doctrine\" holds that money paid under a mistake of law (as opposed to one of fact) is irrevocable. As any restitution lawyer can tell you, however, the doctrine is actually anything but simple. The amount of confusion which it has generated...
In this article, the author challenges the tendency in common law Canada to conflate the distinction between State and society. Following the analysis of Kenneth Dyson, the author contends that the State occupies a distinct sphere produced by or contained in the interconstitutive relationship of...