‘Boggles my mind’: Alberta law firm sounds alarm as COVID-19 grinds courts to a halt

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2020 3:43 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A criminal law firm in Edmonton says COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta’s courthouses have led to…

Alberta introduces ‘Clare’s Law’ bill that will allow access to partner’s criminal records

Alberta is introducing legislation first developed in Britain that allows people in abusive relationships to request information about a partner’s criminal record. Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday that the bill, modelled after Clare’s Law in the United Kingdom, could save…

Judge’s comments in Lethbridge retrial ‘prejudiced, racist’: association of Nigerian doctors

An Alberta judge’s comments about an expert witness at the trial of parents who were accused in their son’s death were “prejudiced, racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant,” says a letter by a group that represents Nigerian doctors in Canada. The letter…

Alberta man rejected from babysitting jobs files human rights complaints

A legal group wants complaints thrown out from an Edmonton man who claims parents discriminated against him when they didn’t hire him as a babysitter. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has written to the Alberta Human Rights Commission on…

4 Strathcona County speeders get combined $6K in fines, 80 days in licence suspensions

In the last two weeks, court handed down some significant fines — and licence suspensions — to four separate drivers charged with excessive speeding in Strathcona County. On Jan. 14, a driver was given a $1,500 fine and a seven-day…

Albertan behind landmark transgender rights case identifies herself

All she wanted was for her identity documents to accurately display who she was. Born in Edmonton in 1991, Cathy Fitzpatrick transitioned in 2010, while studying at the University of Alberta. “I discovered I couldn’t get any government documents that…

Alberta buffer zone law tested in Calgary as anti-abortion group calls new rules anti-free speech

The 40 Days for Life group has been gathering outside Calgary’s Kensington Clinic for nine years, but Saturday marked the first time the pro-lifers made an appearance since May, when the Alberta government passed a law forbidding protesters from coming…