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New Rules for Alberta's Local Elections

Canada - September 11 2020 On September 1, 2020, Alberta’s Bill 29: Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, 2020 came into force. Its intent is to level the playing field for…

Julia Loney.

Bill 31 - Environmental Protect Statutes Amendment Act Passed and In Force - Cutting Red Tape and Returning Discretion to Alberta Environment and Parks

Canada - August 5 2020 On July 23, 2020 Alberta’s Bill 31: Environmental Protection Statutes Amendment Act received Royal Assent and came into force assuring the sand and…

Julia Loney.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Agribusiness - Business and Legal Considerations

Canada - April 7 2020 In addition to the adverse impact to public health and the public healthcare system, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing severe economic hardship to…

Julia Loney, Paul D. Barbeau.

Defendants Beware: Courts May Be Hesitant to Dismiss Action for Delay even When Plaintiff is the Major Contributor

Canada - March 4 2020 The burden of carrying an action forward falls mainly on the plaintiff. In Alberta, if a Plaintiff’s delay in bringing its action to trial rises to…

Jeremy Rankin.

Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in "Virginia Hills" Linear Property Tax Case: Northern Sunrise County, et al. v. Bank of Nova Scotia, et al., 2019 SCC 38587

Canada - September 5 2019 On August 29, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada denied the application brought by three municipalities (the “Municipalities”) seeking leave to appeal…

Adam C. Maerov, Kourtney Rylands, Preet Saini.