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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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Alberta Firms Make the Season Bright

As we enter the 2023-2024 holiday season, we at Law Matters would like to recognize and celebrate law firms that give back to the community. Across the province and every year, members of the legal community take numerous initiatives that serve and support the wider community. Beyond legal work, the legal community acts to improve the lives of those around them. This is particularly evident in smaller regions around Alberta, where law firms are an important part of the fabric of their communities. This year, we are spotlighting two regional firms as fine examples of the positive impact of the legal community on greater society.

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Head Office – Now Open

We are pleased to inform you that our head office is now open for business! The office is located at Gasoline Alley, #103, 179A Leva Avenue, Red Deer County, AB, T4E 0A5 and we are opened on weekdays, Monday to Friday, from 8am to

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