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Smoke and Mirrors? With Marihuana Legalization, Parliament Proposes to Drastically Expand Police Power

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:00am
By: Dylan Finlay PDF Version: Smoke and Mirrors? With Marihuana Legalization, Parliament Proposes to Drastically Expand Police Power Legislation Commented On: Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other … Continue reading →

Upholding the Lexin Equipment Order – The AER Wins the Battle, But Most Likely Will Lose the War

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:00am
By: Heather Lilles PDF Version: Upholding the Lexin Equipment Order – The AER Wins the Battle, But Most Likely Will Lose the War Case Commented On: Interim Order and Order Re Equipment (ABQB), Alberta Energy Regulator (applicant) and Lexin Resources Ltd. … Continue reading →

The Expert Panel Report on Federal Environmental Assessment: Discretion, Transparency, and Accountability

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:00am
By: Shaun Fluker and Drew Yewchuk PDF Version: The Expert Panel Report on Federal Environmental Assessment: Discretion, Transparency, and Accountability Report Commented On: Expert Panel on the Review of Federal Environmental Assessment Processes, Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment … Continue reading →

Punitive Damages and the Residential Tenancies Act

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:00am
By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Punitive Damages and the Residential Tenancies Act Case Commented On: Wilderdijk-Streutker v Zhao, 2017 ABPC 24 (CanLII) Punitive damages are rarely awarded in residential tenancy disputes, but Wilderdijk-Streutker v Zhao is one of those rare … Continue reading →

Justice for Some

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:00am
By: Alice Woolley PDF: Justice for Some Case Commented on: Green v Law Society of Manitoba, 2017 SCC 20 (CanLII) Introduction (AKA: A General Complaint About Injustice) On March 30, 2017 the Supreme Court issued its judgment in Green v. Law … Continue reading →

Federal Environmental Assessment Re-Envisioned to Regain Public Trust – The Expert Panel Report

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:00am
By Arlene Kwasniak PDF Version: Federal Environmental Assessment Re-Envisioned to Regain Public Trust – The Expert Panel Report Report Commented On: Expert Panel on the Review of Federal Environmental Assessment Processes, Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in … Continue reading →

Details of Alberta’s First Renewable Program Competition Announced: A Comment on the Dispute Resolution Procedure and Change of Law Provisions

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:00am
By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Details of Alberta’s First Renewable Program Competition Announced: A Comment on the Dispute Resolution Procedure and Change of Law Provisions Documents commented on: (1) AESO, Request for Expressions of Interest for the first renewable electricity program … Continue reading →

When is a Lease an Improper Subdivision of Land?

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:00am
By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: When is a Lease an Improper Subdivision of Land? Case Commented On: Paskal Holdings Inc v Loedeman, 2017 ABCA 29 (CanLII) An instrument or a caveat related to an instrument “that has the effect or … Continue reading →

Jurisdictional Matters Concerning Environmental Protection Orders Under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:00am
By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Jurisdictional Matters Concerning Environmental Protection Orders Under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Case Commented On: Director (EAP) v Alberta (Provincial Court), 2017 ABQB 3 (CanLII) During April and May of 2010 a significant gasoline spill … Continue reading →

The Alberta Energy Regulator Grants Rare Participation Rights to Three Indigenous Groups

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:00am
By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: The Alberta Energy Regulator Grants Rare Participation Rights to Three Indigenous Groups Decision Commented On: The Alberta Energy Regulator decision on participation in the hearing of Prosper Petroleum Ltd.’s Rigel Project, March 16 2017 On March … Continue reading →

Update on the Rights of Farm and Ranch Workers in Alberta

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:00am
By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Update on the Rights of Farm and Ranch Workers in Alberta Legislation and Reports Commented on: Bill 6, The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act; Report to Ministers – Technical Working Group: Employment Standards Code; Report … Continue reading →

The End of Economic Withholding in Alberta’s Electricity Market?

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:00am
By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The End of Economic Withholding in Alberta’s Electricity Market? Matter Commented On: Market Surveillance Administrator, Notice to Participants and Stakeholders Re: Consultation re Revocation of Offer Behaviour Enforcement Guidelines, March 17, 2017 On March 17, 2017 … Continue reading →

The Rule of Law in Canada 150 Years After Confederation: Re-Imagining the Rule of Law and Recognizing Indigenous Peoples as Founders of Canada

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00am
By: Kathleen Mahoney PDF Version: The Rule of Law in Canada 150 Years After Confederation: Re-Imagining the Rule of Law and Recognizing Indigenous Peoples as Founders of Canada The 150th anniversary of Confederation is upon us. The starting point for nation-wide … Continue reading →

Tolling Methodologies On Federally Regulated Pipelines In Northeast British Columbia

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:00am
By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Tolling Methodologies On Federally Regulated Pipelines In Northeast British Columbia Matters Commented On: (1) National Energy Board (NEB), Letter decision on the Application of Westcoast Energy Inc for Review of the Decision of Members Ballem and … Continue reading →

Judgmental Judges

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:00am
By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Judgmental Judges Case Commented On: Abdulaali v Salih, 2017 ONSC 1609 (CanLII) Introduction Judges exercise considerable power, and discharge a crucial public function. They identify, interpret and even create the rules that govern us. They decide … Continue reading →

Order In the Skyways: A Comment on the Regulation of Drones

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:00am
By: Lisa Silver PDF Version: Order In the Skyways: A Comment on the Regulation of Drones Case Commented On: R v Shah, 2017 ABQB 144 (CanLII) The increasing popularity of drones is attracting the attention of the regulatory process as municipalities, … Continue reading →

Alberta Law Reform Institute Recommends Reform to Trustee Act with Clear, Simple, and Comprehensible Legislation

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:00am
By: Robyn Mitchell PDF Version: Alberta Law Reform Institute Recommends Reform to Trustee Act with Clear, Simple, and Comprehensible Legislation Matter Commented On: Alberta Law Reform Institute, Final Report No. 109, A New Trustee Act for Alberta The Alberta Law Reform … Continue reading →

The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:41am
By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act Case Commented On: Joncas v Joncas, 2017 ABCA 50 (CanLII) If you are a married Albertan with a piece of real property registered in your name alone, … Continue reading →

Municipal Government Board Rules on Development Impacts to the G8 Legacy Wildlife Underpass in the Bow Valley

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:00am
By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Municipal Government Board Rules on Development Impacts to the G8 Legacy Wildlife Underpass in the Bow Valley Case Commented On: Town of Canmore v M.D. of Bighorn No. 8, 2017 ABMGB 10 Say again? The Municipal … Continue reading →

The Alberta Utilities Commission Rules on Its Jurisdiction to Assess Crown Aboriginal Consultation

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:00am
By: Kirk N. Lambrecht Q.C. PDF Version: The Alberta Utilities Commission Rules on Its Jurisdiction to Assess Crown Aboriginal Consultation Decisions Commented On: AUC Ruling on jurisdiction to determine Questions stated in Notices of Questions of Constitutional Law, October 7, 2016, … Continue reading →

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