You have rights when being investigated by police

A police tactical squad recently used a battering ram to break down the door of an Edmonton home before officers entered with guns drawn as they investigated a supposed kidnapping incident in the home.

SafeRoads Alberta doubles down on its unfairness

When an Alberta court finds a piece of legislation unfair to the public, it is commonly assumed the government will respond by bringing that law in line with the judiciary’s wishes.

Access to a timely trial is a Charter right

Alberta’s courtrooms are plagued with multiple issues that slow the administration of justice, resulting in unacceptably long waits before a case is heard. This problem is so dire that it has caught the attention of Canada’s top judge.

Alberta Firearms Act is what the province needs

Bill 8, the Alberta Firearms Act, took effect when it received royal assent on March 28, 2023. After years of attacks by Ottawa on law-abiding gun owners, the Act gives Alberta the tools it needs to regulate and administer firearms.

What you should know about the charge of luring a child

When a 39-year-old man went to a Calgary LRT station two years he thought he was going to meet a 15-year-old girl he had been chatting with online in order to have sex, according to a news report. 

SCC judgment reinforces fundamental legal principles

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) reinforces the legal principle that the Crown must present clear evidence to win a criminal conviction. It also shows the value of having effective defence counsel at trial.

Do not carry a concealed weapon in Alberta

People living in Alberta may wonder if they can carry some sort of concealed weapon with them when they go out in public, especially at night.

You have the right to protect yourself, within limits

A high-profile case in rural Alberta has raised questions about citizens’ rights to self-defence. In March 2020, two men stopped their truck on a public road near a farmer’s property. The landowner called his son and told him to bring a gun because he was concerned they were there to steal property.

Alberta’s IRS program puts efficiency ahead of fairness

The Alberta government claims that changes to the province’s impaired driving laws made at the end of 2020 “will keep our roads safer by providing serious and immediate consequences for all impaired drivers.” 

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