Derek From

Derek From

Contacts

(403) 960-0009
DerekFrom@WKALawyers.ca

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    Education and Designations

    • Bachelor of Religious Studies, Briercrest College
    • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of Waterloo
    • Juris Doctor, University of Western Ontario

    Professional Life

    Prior to joining WKA Lawyers, Derek worked for 10 years managing public interest constitutional litigation for a charitable organization.  He has argued, managed and assisted on numerous cases, interventions and administrative proceedings, including:

    • R. v. Comeau, SCC (interprovincial trade)
    • R. v. Fleming, SCC (freedom of expression)
    • Wall v. Highwood Congregation, SCC (freedom of association)
    • R. v. Montague, ONCA (civil forfeiture)
    • R. v. Schmidt, ONCA (economic liberty)
    • Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and Alberta, AIT (interprovincial trade)

    Select Publications

    • “It shouldn’t take a community to raise your kid and why the government won’t do anything about it”, C2C Journal
    • “Whatcott: The Redaction of the Taylor Dissent”, CanLII
    • “The Evisceration of Liberty in Canadian Courts”, Fraser Institute
    • “Civil Forfeiture in Canada”, Canadian Constitution Foundation
    • “Vaping and the Law”, Canadian Constitution Foundation

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    Volunteer Work:

    • Vice President, Chestermere Regional Community Association (Dec 2019—)
    • Director, Chestermere Regional Community Association (Dec 2017—Dec 2019)
    • Provincial Director, Wildrose Party Executive Committee (2013-2014)
    • Committee Member, United Way Partnership Committee, Chestermere (2013-2014)
    • Committee Member, Community Services Advisory Board, Town of Chestermere (2013-2014)

    Practice Areas

    • Constitutional law
    • Civil liberties
    • Civil litigation
    • Employment law