November/December 2013 Issue of LawNow: Birth & the Law

Featured Articles: Birth and the Law

Few events in life are as intimate and personal as giving birth, but even this aspect of life has legal ramifications and consequences.

Who is a Parent? Not a Simple Question!

Stephanie Laskoski

It used to be pretty straightforward, the definition of a mother or father but modern technology and evolving relationships have led to changing definitions.

No Right to Know One’s Past

Nikita Rathwell

One British Columbia woman’s quest to find the identity of her sperm donor dad has ended in failure.

Legal and Ethical Support for Newborn Safe Havens

Geoffrey W. Cundiff, Thomas D. Maddix, Karen Macmillan, Gordon Self, Josh  Stachniak

The safe placing of a newborn by a parent began in the Middle Ages and now is provided in Canada.

Midwifery in Canada

Connie L. Mah

Midwifery is its own health care profession created by provincial legislation and with its own rules, Codes of Conduct and professional associations.

Birth, Families and Employment

Linda McKay-Panos

It is an economic reality that most parents must return to work after the birth of a child: there are laws that can help.


Special Report: The Law and Christmas

A Secular Christmas (Coming in December)

Peter Bowal and Andrea Lai

Not Everyone Embraces the idea of Christmas as a Religious Holiday.
The Night Before Christmas, Legally Speaking

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Human Rights Law

Human Rights Implications of New Provincial Impaired Driving Laws

Linda McKay-Panos
Not-for-Profit Law

Judging Guidance

Peter Broder
Law and Literature

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Never-Ending Wrong

Rob Normey
Landlord and Tenant Law

Eviction Notices

Rochelle Johannson
Online Law

Public Legal Education and the Small Screen

Andi Argast
Employment Law

Ticket Offences at Work

Peter Bowal and Evan Knight

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