Gerald D. Chipeur, Q.C.

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Gerald (Gerry) Chipeur’s practice has for over 30 years focused primarily on public policy and the removal of administrative red tape. Private sector and public sector clients have relied on him to navigate the rules that regulate the way business and government achieve their objectives.

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Gerald Chipeur provides opinion before Senate Committee on constitutionality of Bill C-14

On June 6, 2016, Gerald Chipeur, QC was called to testify before the Senate Committee studying Bill C-14. The Globe and Mail reported that in his testimony he expressed the opinion that Bill C-14, a bill creating safeguards to protect...

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Gerald Chipeur quoted inThe Globe and Mail on assisted-dying bill

Read the article: What you should know about the Liberals’ assisted-dying bill.

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Supreme Court of Canada rules religious schools protected from discrimination by government

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on March 19, 2015 that the guarantee of freedom of religion in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is available to protect religious schools in Canada from discrimination by government.  Furthermore, the Court affirmed...

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Gerald Chipeur, QC and Sean Kelly succeed in application for leave to intervene in Supreme Court of Canada

Gerald Chipeur, QC and Sean Kelly have succeeded in an application for leave to intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Loyola v. Quebec.  The hearing will take place in March of this year and will...

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Gerald Chipeur, QC is interviewed on the Sun Television News Network regarding the Keystone XL pipeline.

Gerald Chipeur, QC was asked to comment on the importance of the visit of Calgary Premier Alison Redford to Washington, DC this week. He said that “to secure a positive decision from the President of the United States of America,...

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Gerald Chipeur awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Gerald Chipeur of the Calgary office of Miller Thomson LLP was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Calgary on October 9th. Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in a ceremony at the University of Calgary to present...

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The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia released his 357 page decision in the Polygamy Reference on November 23rd following an extensive four month trial. Gerald Chipeur, Q.C., Oleh Ilnyckyj and Jill Wilkie of Miller Thomson represented the intervenor Christian Legal Fellowship which with the Attorneys Generals submitted the prohibition was constitutional. The Court so held.

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C., Counsel to Christian Legal Fellowship, spoke at the The Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC.  The Christian Legal Fellowship intervened in that appeal in support of the constitutionality of the Criminal Code prohibition of physician...

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. participated in an international conference on Religious Freedom in London, Ontario on May 6, 2015.

Gerry spoke to three panels addressing recent Supreme Court of Canada Charter appeals in which he participated.

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Gerry Chipeur, Q.C., is a Course Leader at the 8th Essentials of Lobbying – Key Strategies for Influencing Government Decisions in Edmonton October 28 & 29.

Gerry Chipeur,  Q.C. will be presenting at the 8th Essentials of Lobbing in Edmonton on October 28 & 29, 2014.

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Gerald D. Chipeur will be presenting on Adjudication in Alberta for the Federated Press on May 6 & 7.

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Gerald Chipeur Presents on Buying American, Canadian & European: Free Trade Opportunities in Sight.

Gerald Chipeur will be presenting on Buying American, Canadian & European: Free Trade Opportunities in Sight on September 9th at the Palliser Hotel. Date & Time:Monday, September 9, 20137:30 – 9:00am (breakfast served) Price:$25.00 per person$80.00 for a table of...

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Gerald Chipeur will be the Principal Lecturer at the Upcoming Fair Hearing Two-day Seminar in Calgary, Alberta

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Gerald Chipeur presents at the Economic Club of Canada on David & Goliath: How Canada can Win more US Trade

Gerald Chipeur presents at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. to chair panel discussion on “The Global Fight for Religious Freedom – Stories from the Field”

  On April 25, 2012, Gerald Chipeur, QC will Chair a Panel Discussion on the topic of “The Global Fight for Religious Freedom – Stories from the Field” at the 7th World Congress of the International Religious Liberty Association held...

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Gerald Chipeur speaks at the Canadian Projects & Money 2011 in Toronto June 14 – 16, 2011.

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Gerald Chipeur speaks on “Legal Issues in Freedom of Religion and Conscience” at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in association with the Christian Legal Fellowship.

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Miller Thomson Energy Breakfast Seminar

Miller Thomson LLP  hosts former US House of Representatives members Max Sandlin (D) and Vin Weber (R) as they give a presentation on the upcoming US election and its impact on Canada.

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Alberta Health and Alberta Doctors Partner to Improve Patient Care

On October 17, 2016, the Government of Alberta (“Alberta”) and the Alberta Medical Association (“AMA”) announced that AMA members had ratified amendments to the existing Master Agreement between the parties. The Master Agreement was not set to expire until 2018,...

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Parliament Acted Legally When it Passed Bill C-18

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Changes in the Criminal Code: Employee Rights in a Time of Legal Chaos

Introduction In 2016, employees may be faced with requests from employers or from others whom the employees serve to participate in activities that are prohibited by the Criminal Code.  There are two areas, in particular, of potential legal conflict in...

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Constitutionality of the Extra-Provincial Application of Securities Law

Exempt Edge, Issue 14

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Physician-Assisted Suicide: Drafting Memo for Parliament

Charter and Human Rights Litigation, 1912-1914

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Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments in Arizona and Alberta

It is now easier to enforce an Arizona judgment in Alberta and vice versa.  On April 1, 2015, Governor Douglas Ducey of Arizona signed into law Senate Bill 1447 – foreign country money judgments; enforcement (“Arizona Statute”).  This law authorizes...

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Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments in Arizona and Alberta

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Co-operative Federalism Reinforced: Workers’ Compensation Rules Clarified

Parliament said that it desired a flexible approach to workers’ compensation for federal employees across Canada when it passed the Government Employees Compensation Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. G-5 (“GECA”).  The Supreme Court of Canada upheld that model of  flexibility for...

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First Nations Remuneration Transparency

The Harper Administration has made transparency its theme since assuming office in 2006.  First, it brought in the Federal Accountability Act, S.C. 2006, c. 9, to make transparent all communication to the Federal Government, where a fee is charged for...

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First Nations Remuneration Transparency

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

The Harper Administration has made transparency its theme since assuming office in 2006.  First, it brought in the Federal Accountability Act, S.C. 2006, c. 9, to make transparent all communication to the Federal Government, where a fee is charged for...

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