Tag Archives: Alberta

Legal Aid Ontario Funding Cuts: A Repost from SLAW

In its recent announcement of a 30% cut to the funding of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), the Government of Ontario claimed that its decision would only have a minimal impact on access to justice and LAO’s ability to offer legal … Continue reading

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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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Polyamorous Relationships: Judicial Recognition of More Than Two Parents

In a recent Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court case known as CC (Re)[1], two male partners applied for a declaratory order of parentage of the newborn child of their female partner. The three adults were all in a polyamorous relationship … Continue reading

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Legal Aid: A View from Ontario

In this blogpost, I will outline the key features of the legal aid system in Ontario. I will also talk about how the network of legal clinics operates and what aspects are relevant for the delivery of legal aid in … Continue reading

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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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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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Pizza Delivery Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors? Commentary on Steiner v MNR.

Pizza Delivery Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors? Commentary on Steiner v MNR.  By Michael A. Power with Lydia Potter Pizza delivery is a big business that relies heavily on drivers to transport fresh, piping hot pizzas right to your door. … 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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New Child Support Guidelines Blog Post

By: Olivia Manzer Those who receive or pay child support may see an increase or decrease in the amount of child support they pay or receive as a result of the update to the Federal Child Support Guidelines that came … 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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