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Author Archives: Tim Patterson
An Update on the Jurisdiction of Masters in the Court of Queen’s Bench to Set Aside Orders of the RTDRS
Jonnette Watson Hamilton recently posted an article on ABlawg.ca called “Setting Aside Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Orders for Problems with Service: It Can’t Be Done,” in which she discusses a recent written decision by Master Farrington (in Calgary) in … Continue reading
The Centre for Public Legal Education in Alberta (CPLEA) has developed a new resource called After the Flood for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta. You can find it at their blog, http://www.cplea.ca/blog/?p=2980 , as well as a link to an audio Q&A … Continue reading
A recent report on the discovery of body lice in Edmonton’s homeless population is a reminder of the daily challenges faced by low-income individuals. While body lice appears to be primarily a problem for those without homes, even those who … Continue reading
Jonnette Watson Hamilton has posted on ABlawg.ca a very useful summary of and commentary on Justice Rooke’s recent 156 page decision on Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument (OPCA) Litigants. This issue is relevant to practitioners of poverty law as desperate low-income individuals are … Continue reading
“Bait and Switch”: Requiring Employers to Pay Temporary Foreign Workers the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Wage Rates
Many of the Clients of the ECLC are Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) who are in “low-skilled” (and therefore low-paying) positions. Unfortunately, these individuals often find themselves in difficult situations because they are vulnerable on multiple levels: they are low-income, English … Continue reading