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- 19McInnes, Mitchell
- 17Wood, Roderick J.
- 14O'Byrne, Shannon
- 9Bell, Catherine
- 9Billingsley, Barbara
- 9Harrington, Joanna
Introduction: The orthodox response to a breach of contract is compensation. The defendant must, through the monetary proxy of damages, place the plaintiff in the position that she would have enjoyed if the contract had been properly performed. The value of that remedy is calculated exclusively...
This article examines the position of secured creditors in the event of a consumer debtor's bankruptcy or the filing of a consumer proposal, as determined by the federal and provincial laws of Canada. Secured creditors in Canada are in a remarkably powerful position relative to other claimants in...
Science powers commerce: Mapping the language, justifications, and perceptions of the drive to commercialize in the context of Canadian researchDownload
Due to the high value that it placed upon the ownership of land, the common law traditionally was wary of intervening if the plaintiff non-contractually improved the defendant’s land. For the most part, liability was imposed only if the landowner acted unconscionably according to the doctrine of...
Comment on partners in confederation, a report on self-government by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal peoplesDownload
Introduction: On April 17, 1982, the Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada were recognized and affirmed in the Canadian constitution. In the following years, several First Ministers' conferences were held to address Aboriginal constitutional matters. A recurring topic...
Introduction: For many aboriginal peoples in Canada the concept of aboriginal rights includes a right to exercise control over cultural property.' To date, the assertion of this right has, in most cases, been limited to extra-judicial negotiation. For example, modern land claims agreements such...
Introduction: This article focuses on two related lines of judicial reasoning established by decisions of the Courts of Appeal of British Columbia and Saskatchewan in Seaboard Acceptance Corporation Ltd. v. Moen' and Andrew v. FarmStart. The companion issues they raise affect the right of secured...
Water law has been of great importance in Alberta's legal and economic community over the last seventy-five years. By the time the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law first opened its doors in 1921, the reformed law of water allocation had already reached maturity and was showing its first...
Introduction: Just over one hundred years ago, the first law students arrived at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. The University — still just a handful of brick buildings dotting a freshly cleared campus conveying more hopeful promise than venerable history — provided space, but not...
Definition and interpretation of fact in Canadian Aboriginal title litigation: A comment on DelgamuukwDownload
Professors Asch and Bell argue that Aboriginal title litigation presents a unique set of evidentiary problems both for Aboriginal plaintiffs and the courts. The elements of proof of title are themselves imbued with an ethnocentrism which serves to ignore Aboriginal systems of land ownership and...
The Supreme Court of Canada and the Alberta Court of Appeal: Do the top courts have a fundamental philosophical difference of opinion on public law issues?Download
Prompted by the marked clash between the Supreme Court of Canada and the Alberta Court of Appeal in R. v. Ewanchuk, the authors ask whether this conflict is indicative of a fundamental divergence of opinion between the two courts. To answer this question, the authors embark on a review of all 132...