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Matthew joined Carbert Waite in 2019. Prior to joining Carbert Waite, Matthew practiced in the area of management-side labour and employment at a regional law firm. Matthew has represented clients in a wide range of disputes before Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen`s Bench of Alberta.

Matthew obtained his law degree from the University of Calgary in 2017, where he was awarded the John A. MacPherson, QC Memorial Scholarship for outstanding ability in advocacy, the Tom F. Mayson Award for research in constitutional law, the Gary Bigg Memorial Award in Advocacy, and the Borden Ladner Gervais Trial Advocacy Prize. Matthew graduated law school on the Dean`s List.

Matthew practices in the areas of general civil/commercial litigation, employment law, and health law, and volunteers with Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Calgary Legal Guidance, and Student Legal Assistance.


  • University of Calgary (Bachelor of Arts, 2009)
  • University of Calgary (Juris Doctorate, 2017)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta (2018)
  • Canadian Bar Association

Ones to Watch: Labour and Employment Law 2022

Carbert Waite LLP Lawyers Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada for 2022

August 31, 2021

Matthew Bobawasky and Eleanor Carlson have been awarded with Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

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Termination Clauses for Provincial or Federally Regulated Employees

June 29, 2021

Termination clauses in employment contracts are notoriously difficult for employers to draft, with courts requiring employers to be clear and unambiguous.

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Carbert Waite June 7, 2021 Employment Law Webinar

June 21, 2021

On June 7, 2021 team members from Carbert Waite’s Employment Law Group hosted a webinar on The Post-Pandemic Workplace.

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Employee Incentive Programs and Without Cause Terminations

September 2, 2020

Employers often use employee incentive programs to recognize and reward good performance and retain employees. To ensure these programs have their desired effect, many employers implement policies that govern – and carefully describe – when the employee is entitled to the incentive and when they are not. More often than…

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Insurance Subrogation in Alberta

April 27, 2020

Under most types of indemnity insurance policies, including car insurance, home insurance, property insurance and liability insurance, insurance companies may have the right of subrogation. Essentially, subrogation allows an insurer, who pays an insured for a covered loss under an insurance policy or assumes liability for coverage, to advance a…

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COVID-19 Termination: What Severance is Required?

April 7, 2020

Although the federal government is stepping in to provide employees much-needed income support through EI, Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and other benefits, employees will still be entitled to receive notice or payment-in-lieu of notice upon the termination of their employment.

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COVID-19: What Employees Need to Know

March 25, 2020

In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, or novel coronavirus, both provincial and federal governments have amended workplace legislation with a goal of assisting businesses and Canadians vulnerable to layoffs and sickness. Here's what you need to know.

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Providing an Employment Reference: Can You Be Honest?

February 12, 2019

Employers regularly provide current and former employees an employment reference. In the case of an employee who was dismissed without cause, it’s usually in the employer’s best interest to provide a positive reference so that the departing employee can quickly find replacement employment and, as a consequence, reduce the employer’s…

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