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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 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 2017, 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 the Fall of 2016 and Spring of 2017. Articles, case/legislation comments and notes, book reviews, or other manuscripts will be considered for review. The Alberta Law Review is no longer accepting submissions for the 2015/16 publication year (volume 53).

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Latest Article from the Online Supplement:

Comment on Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada

Lewis N. Klar


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Current Issue Vol 53, No 3

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Table of Contents


PDF “Now it’s My Rights Versus Yours”Equality in Tension with Religious Freedoms
583 Jena McGill
PDF The History of the Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Phenomenon in Canada
609 Donald J. Netolitzky
PDF Restrictive Covenants: When the Honeymoon Ends
643 Shafik Bhalloo, Alisha Parma
Police Use of Force: Assessing Necessity and Proportionality
663 Kevin Cyr
PDF The Case for Broadening the Ambit of Restraint of Trade and for Focusing on Reasonableness
681 Connor Bildfell
PDF Privacy in the Age of the Internet: Lawful Access Provisions and Access to ISP and OSP Subscriber Information
709 Graham Mayeda
PDF The Alberta Liquor Control Board and the Question of Administrative Independence, 1924-1939
747 Sarah E. Hamill
PDF The National Energy Board: Regulation of Access to Oil Pipelines
777 Jennifer Hocking

Book Reviews

PDF Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion , Richard Weisman (Burlington, VA: Ashgate, 2014)
817 Gilles Renaud

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