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The Alberta Law Review is published quarterly by the Alberta Law Review Society, a nonprofit group of law students from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. The Alberta Law Review has been published continuously since 1955 and is the successor to the Alberta Law Quarterly which was established in 1934. The objective of the Alberta Law Review is to promote legal research and scholarship and to provide a forum for the discussion of contemporary legal issues. The Alberta Law Review now has a total Canadian and international circulation of over 2500.

The Alberta Law Review is grateful to the Law Society of Alberta, the Faculties of Law at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, and to its patrons and advertisers for their ongoing encouragement, support and assistance.

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Alberta Law Review Reception Featuring Prof. Timothy Caulfield - March 4, 2015

The Alberta Law Review is pleased to announce its upcoming annual cocktail reception to be held at the University of Alberta's Faculty Club on Wednesday March 4th at 6:00pm. This year's reception is a cocktail event with light appetizers and hot small plates, live music, and cash bar in a semi formal atmosphere.
In light of our recently announced collaboration with the Health Law Institute, we are pleased to announce that Professor Timothy Caulfield will be our guest speaker for the night. Prof. Caulfield is a member of the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health as well as Research Director of the Health Law and Science Policy Group at the University of Alberta. In his address, he will touch on our relationship with the Health Law Institute moving forward as well as indulge us with highlights from his newly published book Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? Other features for the evening include announcing the winners of the William Morrow Essay Contest and a raffle draw.

Tickets are $45 per guest.  Please email for more information about purchasing tickets.

The cocktail reception will be in the Parachese Room at the Faculty Club, located at 11435 Saskatchewan Drive. We hope to see many of our esteemed alumae, sponsors, guests and colleagues that night to celebrate another successful year.


Alberta Law Review to Collaborate with the Health Law Institute

The Alberta Law Review (ALR) in collaboration with the Health Law Institute (HLI) at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce the development of a new publication opportunity.  In 2016, the ALR will publish a special issue in health law.  This opportunity arose out of the need to reconsider the HLI's publication of the Health Law Journal and Health Law Review, which regrettably can no longer be supported due to financial constraints.  Since 1991, these publications have contributed significantly to the development and discussion of Canadian health law and policy, and have served as invaluable resources for entities such as the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as publication outlets for a broad range of scholars.  As such, the HLI has been committed to investigating new avenues that will allow for ongoing contributions to such scholarship.  This partnership is ideal, as the long-standing, broadly disseminated ALR promotes legal research and discussion of contemporary legal and policy issues.  The special edition in health law will publish 9 to 12 articles.  Learn more about the HLI at


General Call for submissions:

The Alberta Law Review is soliciting contributions for its upcoming general issues to be published in 2015 and 2016. Articles, case/legislation comments and notes, book reviews, or other manuscripts will be considered for review.

Download the call for papers here.

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Comment on Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada

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Table of Contents


PDF Judicial Fundraising in Canada
519 Stephen GA Pitel, Michal Malecki
PDF The Exclusion of Property Rights from the Charter: Correcting the Historical Record
543 Dwight Newman, Lorelle Binnion
PDF The Right to Public Participation in Resources and Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta
567 Shaun Fluker
PDF Finding Order in Calgary's Cash Corner: Using Legal Pluralism to Craft Legal Remedies for Conflicts Involving Marginalized Persons in Public Spaces
605 Jamie C.Y. Liew
PDF From Right to Wrong: Grounding a "Right" to Privacy in the "Wrongs" of Tort
635 Chris D.L. Hunt
PDF Manitoba Metis Federation Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General): Breathing New Life into the "Empty Box" Doctrine of "Indian Title"
669 Darren O'Toole
PDF You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til It's Gone: The Rule of Law in Canada - Part I
689 Jack Watson

Case Comments

PDF Re-defining Privity of Contract: Brown v. Belleville (City)
731 M.H. Ogilvie
PDF Cuthbertson v. Rasouli: Continued Confusion Over Consent-Based Entitlements to Life Support
745 Hilary Young
PDF Cut-and-Paste Justice: A Case Comment on Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women's Hospital and Health Centre
761 Alain Roussy

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