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Alberta School of Business

The Legal Environment — Administrative and Constitutional Law

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Most valuable was the transmission of information and the helpful manner through which the instructors facilitated understanding. We are very lucky to have access to such expertise and excellence in pedagogy. Thanks very much for the energy and interest in sharing a glimpse of your profession to enable us in ours.

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In this course, you will gain an understanding of Alberta’s legal environment, including constitutional and administrative law. The course addresses the constitutional framework of government in Canada, with an emphasis on the division of powers between the Parliament of Canada, the provincial legislatures, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In the administrative law component, the course addresses the limits on powers granted to administrative decision makers, the duty of fairness and court review of government action.

Topics Covered:

  • How statutes and regulations are created and the benefits and limitations of each
  • The Canadian judicial system, focussing on the courts of Alberta
  • Constitutional law, the powers that the Legislature can exercise as compared to the powers the Parliament of Canada can exercise
  • Administrative law, the concept of jurisdiction and the common law duty of fairness
  • The role of the courts in reviewing executive and administrative Action

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Gwendolyn’s legal practice reflects her commitment to the central role of municipal government in Alberta society. She advises municipal clients in all areas affecting municipalities, including general legal advice, jurisdictional and procedural advice to councils, and bylaw and contract drafting...
William’s main areas of practice are administrative, municipal and planning law. In his administrative law practice, he represents professional governing bodies, provincial regulatory agencies and a number of agricultural marketing boards. He has significant experience in advising on legislative ...