Volume 43-3 Jan/Feb 2019
Table of Contents
The jury system is an important part of our criminal justice system. This issue looks at the reasons why.
Juries as the Great Democratic Hope of the Criminal Trial
Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadians have constitutional guarantees to a jury trial in some circumstances.
Why do We have Jury Trials?
Let’s look at why we have jury trials in Canada, who sits on them and how we choose jurors.
Jury Trials: Costs, Controversies and Secret Powers
There are pros and cons to jury trials, but they form an integral part of our criminal justice system.
Transparency Around Jurors and Verdicts Would Help Trial Fairness
The most unsatisfactory part of the Stanley trial is not the verdict itself, but that we will never know the reasons for it.
The Lack of Representation of Aboriginal People in Canadian Juries
Finding Aboriginal citizens to participate in jury trials is an ongoing problem in Canada.
Canadian Jurors Need Mental Health Support
Michael Cooper MP
Many jurors experience significant stress after participating in a grueling criminal trial, but there is little in the way of supports for them.
The Evolution of the War Measures Act
Laws such as the War Measures Act and the Emergencies Act give governments extraordinary powers to respond to emergencies.
The Emergency Medical Aid Act and Emergency Situations
We all want to do the right thing in an emergency, but laws may influence our actions.
Updated Rules Protect Albertans from Disaster
Government of Alberta
Liability of Volunteers in Natural Disaster Emergencies
Peter Bowal, Lila Swiatylo and Kristen Leinweber
Post Jordan Mentality vs. Humanity: Who Wins?
Peter Bowal and Dustin Bodnar
A Year of Holidays
Important Concepts in Environmental Law: the Precautionary Principle
Alternatives to Court: The Collaborative Process
Peter Bowal and Joshua Twa
No Judicial Role in Religious Disputes: Jehovah’s Witnesses v Wall
Human Rights Law
A Significant Human Rights Event for the Lubicon People
Limits on Recourse for Donors Once a Gift is Made
Cover photo credit: Nick Youngson – Alpha Stock Images – http://alphastockimages.com/