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New Tort of Harassment: Alberta Health Services v Johnston

Alberta Health Service employees experienced the brunt of the anti-vaccine and anti-masking sentiments triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin Johnston in particular was a prominent agitator against the employees of AHS not only expressing anti-vaccine and anti-masking rhetoric in-person and online, but also calling AHS employees terrorists and criminals. As a result of his treatment of AHS employees, particularly his treatment of the plaintiff Sarah Nunn, the tort of harassment has been officially recognized in Alberta. I summarize here the test for the new tort and what damages can flow from it.

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Lady Justice: Ideas In Action

Donna Purcell, K.C., “Lady Justice: Ideas in Action”, Red Deer Advocate (15 July 2022) 11. As Albertans, we each have an origin story that defines, in part, who we become and how we see the world. I moved to Alberta with four siblings and

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Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Workplace bullying and workplace harassment are serious issues that affect employees and employers throughout Alberta and across industries, sectors, and professions. Being the target of workplace bullying and workplace harassment can leave an employee feeling lost, anxious and without support, particularly where management does

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