Gerald D. Chipeur, KC

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Gerald Chipeur writes « Federal Lobbying and Undue Influence Rules »

Gerry Chipeur wrote « Federal Lobbying and Undue Influence Rules, » to identify the rules and definitions that lobbyists and public officials should keep in mind through communications. On July 25, 2022, the Federal Court of Canada issued its decision in National...

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Alberta Court of Appeal to health profession regulators: Do not unnecessarily damage reputation of a professional until all appeals have been exhausted

In recent years, legislators have given regulators increased powers to take enforcement action prior to a hearing or the exhaustion of all appeals. Depending on the legislative framework of the regulator, this may include injunctive orders, restriction or suspension of...

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A judicial weapon to fight cyber terrorists: The privacy injunction

The Lawyer's Daily

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security identified two prominent types of ransomware in its September 2021 awareness series: Ransomware: How to prevent and recover (ITSAP.00.099): Crypto ransomware, which removes access to your files by replacing them with encrypted data; Locker...

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Privacy injunctions: the judicial response to cyber ransom demands

Ransom demands from cyber terrorists have become an epidemic for businesses in Canada. As we have reported in previous articles, both for-profit and not-for profit businesses have been impacted. Governments and charities have not been spared from the destruction and...

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Canada Elections Act: What you can do without registering

In our last article, we discussed the registration requirements that may apply to charities and non-profits that carry on certain regulated activities, including election advertising, election surveys, and partisan activities (in the case of non-profits).  For more information about the...

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Public messaging during an election period: You may need to register ASAP

Under the Canada Elections Act, there must be a general election on the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year after the last general election.  However, the Prime Minister may ask the Governor General to call an election...

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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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EY Report on Alberta Health Services

In an unprecedented move, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health decided to conduct a complete review of the way in which health care delivered by Alberta Health Services is regulated, governed and funded. This involved an analysis of Alberta Health...

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Fair Recognition of Newcomer Qualifications

On June 19, 2019, the Honourable Jason Copping, Alberta Minister of Labour and Immigration (“Minister”), introduced Bill 11 in the Legislature for first reading. If enacted, it will become the Fair Registration Practices Act (“Act”). The Minister highlighted the importance...

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The Courts Erect a Wall

I. Introduction In a decision released on May 31, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (“Court”) addressed the question of how high the wall between church and court should extend. Like the wall between church and state, the answer was...

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Gerald Chipeur comments in The Globe and Mail article on Supreme Court ruling

The Globe and Mail, "Religious groups ‘free to determine’ membership, rules: Supreme Court"

From religious groups to political parties, Canada’s voluntary associations have won a major victory at the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled on Thursday that judges have no business reviewing their decisions. The case before the court involved a question of...

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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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Constitutionnalité de l’application extra-provinciale du droit en matière de valeurs mobilières

Exempt Edge, Issue 14

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Aide médicale au suicide : notes au Parlement

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

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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Premières Nations : la transparence des questions de rémunération

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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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Polygamie : l’étrange histoire d’un renvoi inutile

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Un autre précédent en matière de liberté d’expression en Alberta.

Charter and Human Rights Quarterly

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Le premier ambassadeur canadien du Bureau de la liberté de religion.

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La protection de la liberté d’expression n’incombe pas uniquement aux tribunaux

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Right to Work Legislation in Parliament

Has right to work legislation been introduced in Parliament? Not yet. However, the seed has been planted. In the fall of 2012, Mr. Pierre Poilievre, M.P. and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, issued a public letter expressing the view...

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Le Parlement a adopté le projet de loi C-18 en toute légalité

The Globe and Mail

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