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Are Residential Tenancy Agreements Binding Contracts Before the Tenancies Commence? A Case Comment on Adam v HomeEd

By: Ryan Magh and Sarah Eadie Tenancies of residential premises are governed by the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act[1] (“RTA”). In Alberta, landlords and tenants often assume that those provisions do not fully govern their relationship until the tenant … Continue reading

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Alberta Expands Child Support Rules for Children Who Have Reached the Age of Majority

On December 11, 2018, the Family Statutes Amendment Act came into force in Alberta, amending several pieces of legislation. This post focuses on one important change arising from the Family Statutes Amendment Act: it amends the Family Law Act to … Continue reading

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Proposed Amendments to the 34 year-old Federal Divorce Act Receive Stamp of Approval in the House of Commons 

On February 6, 2019, the House of Commons completed its third reading of and passed Bill C-78. The focus of the Bill is to protect families and children from negative outcomes resulting from divorce and separation. Bill C-78 proposes amendments … Continue reading

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Access to Justice Week Comes to Alberta

Planning is underway to hold Alberta’s first ever Access to Justice week from September 29 – October 5, 2019. Alberta will be joining Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, who each have a week in October dedicated to Access to Justice. The Access to Justice Committee of the … Continue reading

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Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence: Abolishing the Conditional Permanent Residence Provision and the Next Steps

Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence: Abolishing the Conditional Permanent Residence Provision and the Next Steps Arden Mathieson Summer Law Clerk Edmonton Community Legal Centre Prior to April 28, 2017, immigrants to Canada under the spousal sponsorship program had to live … Continue reading

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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

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Government Announces Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The ECLC provides assistance to low-income temporary foreign workers (TFWs) with a variety of legal issues, including employment standards, residential tenancy matters, small claims, debt, human rights, and of course, immigration. On June 20, 2014 Jason Kenney (Minister of Employment … Continue reading

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