Past Events

IMLA in Canada - Red Deer - Papers


Friday June 1, 2012 – Black Knight Inn - Red Deer, Alberta


Welcome to the Paper Access Program for IMLA's 2012 Canadian Program. The papers are organized in accordance with the Program (in chronological order). ONLINE ACCESS TO PAPERS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH June 30, 2012.

Note: These files are in pdf or powerpoint.  Adobe Reader is available free from Adobe. 

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Please see below for NEW papers uploaded after June 20 from Donahue, Malik and Robertson 

Neil Robertson, Q.C. (Legal Counsel, Regina Police Service, Saskatchewan)  on Judicial Inquiries and Local Government: Lessons Learned? Reports of Inquiries into Municipal Misadventures


REPLACEMENT Slides in PDF Format   

Madeleine Donahue (Partner, Norton Rose Canada LLP, Toronto, Ontario; Update on Key Environmental Civil Cases and Issues for Municipalities

NEW!! - Paper

Joy L. Hulton (Regional Solicitor, The Regional Municipality of York) – Contracting Out Transit Services – Lessons Learned From York Region Transit’s Strike

Slides in PDF Format

Panel Discussion on Bylaw Prosecution

Ola P. Malik (Municipal Prosecutor, Prosecutions Section, City of Calgary) – Challenges to the

Management of Public Municipal Space

NEW!! - Paper

Scott McAnsh (Barrister & Solicitor, City of Edmonton), Fighting for Jurisdiction – R. v. Keshane, Municipalities in the Public Fight to Manage Public Space


Colleen Sinclair (Barrister and Solicitor, City of Calgary Law Department) — Recent Decisions on Occupiers’ Liability

Slides in PDF Format

William Buholzer (Young Anderson, Vancouver, British Columbia): The Constitutional Duty to Consult First Nations— Are Local Governments “The Crown”? Neskonlith Indian Band v. Salmon Arm (City)


David G. Boghosian (Boghosian + Associates, Toronto, Ontario) – A Case Study in the Courts’ Attitude Toward Legislative Attempts to Overrule Their Jurisprudence (or, The Brief Life and Sudden Death of Ontario's MMS)


Neil Robertson, Q.C. (Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel, Regina Police Service, Saskatchewan) and Jennifer Smout (Solicitor, City of London, Ontario) – Ethics for Municipal Lawyers: An International Perspective on Lawyer-Client Privilege and Public Counsel, and Other Issues 


NEW!! - Slides in PDF Format