Information About Rights Angle
- Should Non-Citizen Residents be Allowed to Vote in Canada?
By Myrna El Fakhry TuttleReposted from LawNow 46(1) with permissionCanadians voted federally in September, and Albertans head back to the polls in October for municipal elections. But who has the right to vote in these elections?The right to vote is the foundation of democracy, and democracy cannot … Read more »
- Calgary's Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw
By Auska AdhikariThe newly proposed Bylaw 47M2021, entitled Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, was approved by the Calgary City Council on June 2, 2021. The Bylaw will come into full effect on January 1, 2022. It is being implemented to “ensure it reaches as many pet owners as possible with an attempt … Read more »
- COVID-19 | Are Vaccine Passports Controversial?
By Myrna El Fakhry TuttleReposted from LawNow 45(6) with permissionVaccine passports could be required to travel, to access some locations, or to receive goods and services. What should we be concerned about?As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines speeds up in Canada and around the world, we are talking … Read more »
- Does Elite Sport Respect Young Athletes’ Human Rights?
By Myrna El Fakhry TuttleReposted from LawNow 45(6) with permissionWe all enjoy watching national and international sports events. But most of us have no idea about an athlete’s journey to make it to these events.To become elite athletes and reach the top of their sport, children may leave their fam … Read more »
- Accessibility Legislation Across Canada: The current situation
by Linda McKay-PanosReposted from LawNow 45(6) with permissionThe Accessible Canada Act and similar legislation in four provinces address systemic barriers of accessibility.According to Statistics Canada (2017), 22% of Canadians over the age of 15 live with at least one disability that limits their … Read more »