Tag Archives: RTDRS

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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Volunteering with ECLC Provides an Opportunity to Benefit the Access to Justice Cause

Here are a few reasons among many why it is rewarding to volunteer with ECLC. Like most Canadians, lawyers come home from work on some days feeling spent, underappreciated, and ready to rest. Why would I suggest that you stop … Continue reading

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Case Comment: Boardwalk General Partnership v Montour, 2015 ABQB 242

The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (“RTDRS”) hears applications brought by landlords and tenants, such as for eviction for unpaid rent, the return of improperly withheld damage deposits and a reduction in (or abatement of) rent when a landlord has … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!

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

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Navigating the RTDRS: What lawyers and advocates should know

The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) is a tribunal designed to provide a specialized, informal, and quick resolution process for residential tenancies disputes.  As many lawyers do not regularly practice in the area of residential tenancies law, the RTDRS … Continue reading

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Human Rights in Residential Tenancies and the RTDRS

This blog post clarifies the current law in terms of the human rights of residential tenants in Alberta, identifies concerns about a lack of effective protection of tenants’ human rights at the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service, and suggests that … Continue reading

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