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Alberta School of Business

The Legal Environment — Administrative and Constitutional Law

Mar 9—11, 2020
3 days
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 1050 ≈USD 795
CAD 350 per day

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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


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...
Bill strives to provide practical and clear advice to clients, based on more than a quarter century of legal practice and a sound understanding the policy environment in which his clients operate. His main areas of practice are administrative, municipal and planning law, and civil litigation. His...

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