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Albertos Polizogopoulos

Albertos Polizogopoulos is a partner with a full-service firm in Ottawa, Ontario. He practices primarily in the areas of constitutional, commercial, and civil litigation. Mr. Polizogopoulos represents individuals, businesses and corporations, financial institutions, churches, and charities. He provides advice to his clients in all matters relating to litigation and liability. Read More ›

Articles by Albertos Polizogopoulos
  • Deadly Misinformation

    Albertos Polizogopoulos and Faye Sonier

    Now that assisted suicide and euthanasia have been decriminalized in Canada, news articles and opinion pieces are spreading incorrect information about the legal obligations and rights of the parties affected by this change in law. While the authors of these pieces are likely well intentioned and simply unaware that the information shared is misleading or wrong, it is vital that we set the record straight each time this occurs.

  • When ad Hominem Attacks Are All You Have

    Albertos Polizogopoulos

    Last week, Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress, a far-left publication, wrote a piece titled “The Stunning, Hilarious Hypocrisy of The Christian Right’s Top Legal Team.” In it Millhiser discusses two American organizations, the Heritage Foundation and the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), and how these organizations have, in his words, had an “abrupt shift in position on one of the most contentious issues in American constitutional law.” What Millhiser is speaking about here is neither a shift in position nor hypocritical, but rather is simply Heritage and ADF’s recognition and use of the current law.

  • Challenging Trinity Western University: When the Law is Inconvenient

    Albertos Polizogopoulos

    I was in Halifax last week for the appeal hearing on Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society v. Trinity Western University et al. The hearing, which went from Wednesday through to Friday, included three main parties, ten interveners, five Court of Appeal judges and twenty lawyers. The combined hourly rate for all lawyers attending was, I suspect, between $7,000 and $10,000 per hour.

  • The State of Religious Freedom

    Albertos Polizogopoulos

    Canada has come through a hard decade of judicial assaults on religious freedom, but Ottawa lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos argues that four strong judgments this spring point to signs of new life for Canadian faith in common life

  • Do Canadian Christians Have the Right to Practice Law?

    Albertos Polizogopoulos

    The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), the regulatory body which licenses lawyers to practice law in Ontario, has just voted against accrediting graduates from Trinity Western University's (TWU) future law school to practice law in Ontario. The vote, which included 49 Benchers, resulted with 21 Benchers voting to accredit TWU graduates to practice law in Ontario, 28 Benchers voting against accreditation, and 1 Bencher abstaining.

  • When "Offensive" Becomes "Discriminatory"

    Albertos Polizogopoulos

    Last week, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released its decision in Ismail v. British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal), a human rights complaint against Guy Earle, a comedian, and the restaurant where he hosted an open mike comedy show. The precedent set by the B.C. court should alarm those—including religious minorities—who depend on free expression.

  • Bullying Religious Freedom

    Albertos Polizogopoulos

    Manitoba law professor Donn Short wants to “queer” Canadian schools to make them safe for gay pupils. Albertos Polizogopoulos considers the Charter implications for religious freedom

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