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Gambling addiction leads to prison.
October 1, 1999... An Alberta woman was convicted of stealing over $100,000 from her employer because of a gambling addiction. She was given a conditional sentence of eighteen months to be served in the community. The sentencing judge acknowledged that time in jail was required unless there were exceptional...
Be careful with e-mail.
October 1, 1999... A Calgary treasury analyst for a Credit Union sent an email her employers thought was inappropriate. She was disciplined by being placed on probation, and her trading authority was suspended. She refused to sign the memorandum of discipline, resigned and sued for wrongful dismissal. The...
Prison for road rage.
October 1, 1999... A Victoria man suffering from Huntington's Disease, an incurable and terminal illness, was sentenced to fifteen months in jail for attacking another driver's dog with a golf club. The first driver had stopped to allow a family of ducks to safely cross the road, and the accused, in a rage,...
Public policy/private tragedy.
October 1, 1999... The Supreme Court of Canada recently reviewed the tragic case of a six-year old boy who suffered catastrophic injuries prior to birth when his mother was involved in a car accident. Delivered by emergency caesarean section, he suffers permanent physical and mental impairment. Through a...
Moral rights in Canadian copyright law.(Feature Report on The Arts and the Law)
May 1, 2010... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the better known copyright lawsuits in Canada surrounds the Michael Snow sculpture of geese attached to the ceiling of the downtown Toronto Eaton Centre. In this case, the Eaton Centre tied red ribbons around the necks of the sixty geese in Flight Stop as a...