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Repost from ABlawg: “The Increase of Self-Represented and Vexatious Litigants”

This post is an introduction to Jonnette Watson Hamilton’s article “The Increase of Self-Represented and Vexatious Litigants” published on ABlawg: http://ablawg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Blog_JWH_ATB_v_Hawrysh_Sept_2018.pdf Hamilton’s article describes the new approach Alberta courts have adopted in regards to court access restrictions. Courts no longer … Continue reading

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Economic Evictions in a Residential Tenancy

Economic Evictions in a Residential Tenancy Case commented on: Oneka Land Company Ltd v Mouyadine Nur, RTDRS Case No. E-18-61728, September 17, 2018, unreported (“Oneka”) The 2014 Court of Queen’s Bench Master’s decision Milner’s Aloha Mobile Home Park (1998) Ltd … 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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What Constitutes Assault in Residential Tenancy Law?

The Alberta Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)[1] allows landlords to evict tenants who assault or threaten to assault their landlord or other tenants. But what constitutes assault for the purpose of the RTA? Is it the same as the test for … Continue reading

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Can a Landlord Charge a Tenant Late Fees?

Many residential leases purport to require tenants to pay their landlords late fees if they pay their rent late. Many tenants pay those fees without challenging them, and the question arises: are these fees enforceable? Short Answer: A late fee … Continue reading

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Door-to-Door Deception

As of January 2017, section 9.1(1) of the Direct Selling Business Licensing Regulation has made it a prohibited practice to sell furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, windows and energy audits door to door.[1] This regulation does not retroactively apply to … Continue reading

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Making a List and Checking it Twice: Barriers to Access to Justice

Here’s a link to a SLAW post by Manitoba lawyer Karen Dyck: http://www.slaw.ca/2016/03/23/making-a-list-barriers-to-access-to-justice/ In this blog post, the writer presents an itemized list of “barriers that stand between ordinary people with legal problems and their effective access to justice,” but … Continue reading

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