Gerald D. Chipeur, Q.C.

Partner | Calgary

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Portrait of Gerald D.  Chipeur

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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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Gerald Chipeur, QC, testifies Bill S-224 consistent with constitution

On February 15, 2017, Gerald Chipeur, QC, a partner in the Calgary office of Miller Thomson LLP, appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on the subject of Bill S-224, an Act respecting payments made under...

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Gerald Chipeur appointed Honorary Consul for the Republic of Korea

Gerald Chipeur, Q.C., has been appointed Honorary Consul for the Republic of Korea with jurisdiction for the Province of Alberta. Gerry is a partner in the Calgary office. He represents international and local clients with business or government interests in...

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Gerald Chipeur provides opinion for Senate Committee on constitutionality of Bill S-230

On December 1, 2016, Gerald Chipeur, QC testified before the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Senate in Bill S-230, An act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving). The Senate of Canada is considering legislation to authorize oral...

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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, Q.C. successful in Supreme Court of Canada

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 interviewed on Sun Television News Network on 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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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. speaks on Medical Marijuana – The New Regulatory Landscape in Canada

September 15, 2017 – Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. speaks on the subject of Medical Marijuana – The New Regulatory Landscape in Canada at the 2017 CLEAR Annual Educational Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. & Cole Lefebvre speak on managing your duty to accommodate in the workplace

Gerald Chipeur Q.C. and Cole Lefebvre speak at Infonex 13th annual event; Managing Your Duty to Accommodate: keeping up with the latest, significant changes in workplace accommodation August 22-23 2017 in Calgary, Alberta.

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. speaks on the duty to consult Indigenous Peoples: How has the landscape changed?

Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. speaks on the duty to consult Indigenous Peoples, how the landscape has changed and a discussion on the impact of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent Clyde River and Chippewas decisions on Monday, August 21, 2017.

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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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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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Gerald Chipeur quoted in The Globe and Mail on assisted-dying bill

The Globe and Mail, "What you should know about the Liberals’ assisted-dying bill"

The Liberal government introduced a bill on Thursday that would legalize medical assistance in dying. The Supreme Court ruled in February, 2015, that a blanket ban on assisted death was unconstitutional, saying the sanctity of life includes “the passage into...

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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

I. Extra-provincial Impact of Provincial Securities Laws Provincial securities legislation typically prohibits the advertisement or promotion of investment in certain security instruments, unless the investment opportunity has been properly registered with the province’s securities commission or qualifies for an exemption...

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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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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

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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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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Supreme Court of Canada on Adequate Labour Tribunal Reasons

On November 29, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada accepted the arguments of Miller Thomson partner Kent Davidson and reinstated a decision of the Alberta Labour Relations Board. In so doing, the Supreme Court underscored the deference that appellate courts...

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