Annie Alport

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Episode 13: COVID-19 vaccine passports: British Columbia and Alberta

Vaccine passports have rolled out in a number of jurisdictions across Canada. Let's take a look at how two provinces (BC and AB) have implemented passport systems.

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Episode 12: COVID-19 mandatory vaccination – Issues related to employment

What are some key elements that employers need to consider when rolling out a mandatory vaccination policy? Learn more from the newest episode of our podcast series on COVID-19 vaccines.

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Episode 11: COVID-19 mandatory vaccination – Charter challenges

What does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protect? Learn more about Charter rights and how they're applied in the context of mandatory vaccine policies.

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Episode 10: Mandatory vaccinations – Legal implications

Are mandatory vaccine policies enforceable? What are the potential legal challenges with these policies? Discover the answers to these questions and more in ep. 10.

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Episode 9: What is health law?

What is health law? It's much more than medical malpractice. Listen to our latest podcast episode for a conversation on how wide-ranging this area of law can be.

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Bill 70: Alberta’s COVID-19 liability protection legislation

On April 22, 2021, the Alberta legislature introduced Bill 70: COVID-19 Related Measures Act (the “Bill”). If passed, the Bill will provide COVID-19 related liability protection for Alberta Health Services (“AHS”), health service facilities (as defined in the Bill and...

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Significant changes to the regulation of health professionals make for a busy 2021

Keeping up to speed with changes in the world of health professional regulation in Alberta will keep almost anyone working in healthcare busy in 2021. Colleges have significant work ahead of them to review and revise professional regulations, bylaws and...

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Bill 46: Alberta’s second omnibus health bill in 2020

On November 5, 2020, the Minister of Health introduced to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta Bill 46: Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (No. 2) (the “Bill”). The Bill is an omnibus bill which amends the Health Professions Act, the Health...

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Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Attorney General): Case comment

Summary In Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Attorney General) (“Cambie”), the plaintiffs claimed that sections 14, 17, 18 and 45 of British Columbia’s (“B.C.”) Medicare Protection Act (the “MPA”) violated their rights under sections 7 and 15 of the...

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Taking a closer look at Bill 30: Part 2

Private Surgical Facilities and the Health Care Protection Act (now known as the Health Facilities Act) This is the second in a series of communiqués designed to provide a deeper understanding of Alberta’s Bill 30: Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (the “Bill”),...

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Taking a closer look at Bill 30

Part 1: The Alberta Health Care Insurance Act On July 6, 2020, the government of Alberta introduced Bill 30: Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (the “Bill) in the legislative assembly. Most of the provisions received Royal Assent on July 29,...

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Bill 30: Alberta’s proposed omnibus health bill

On July 6, 2020, the legislature of Alberta introduced Bill 30: Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (the “Bill”). This omnibus piece of legislation proposes amendments to a number of statutes across the health sector, repeals the Health Governance Transition Act,...

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Alberta Health Services v Farkas: Balancing the interests of freedom of information and solicitor-client privilege

This decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta sets forth the scope of solicitor-client privilege with respect to legal advice provided to government organizations, public bodies, and agencies, and the ability of those involved in our medical system...

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COVID-19: The power of the government in a public health emergency

Governments across Canada are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by invoking powers available to them under public health and emergency management legislation. The Governments of B.C. and Alberta have declared states of public health emergency under their respective public health...

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