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HTMLImportant Changes Coming to Alberta’s Guarantees Acknowledgment Act
Michael J. Styczen, Catrina Webster; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015
Long-awaited changes to Alberta’s Guarantees Acknowledgment Act1 (“GAA”) will come into effect on April 30, 2015.2 These changes will have a significant effect on the practice of providing personal guarantees in Alberta.

 

HTMLMajor Changes to Capital Raising Exemptions in Canada: Is This Good News or Bad News for Issuers?
Robert N. Black, Sarah Bode, Don Collie; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have announced that they are implementing significant changes to the “accredited investor” (AI) and “minimum amount” prospectus exemptions set out in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions. On the same...

 

HTMLSaskatchewan Employee Snooping Case: Do Two Privacy Wrongs Make a Right?
Tamara L. Hunter; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
In November 2014, the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner (“SIPC”) issued an Investigation Report (No. 088/2013) in a case involving employee “snooping” in personal health records held by the Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (the...

 

HTMLPriority in Security Interests: Lessons for Secured Creditors
M. Sandra Appel; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
In the opening paragraph of his decision in CFI Trust v. Royal Bank of Canada 2013 BCSC 1715, Supreme Court Justice Elliot Myers drew a parallel to the dark comedy Fargo, but this case was no laughing matter to the two creditors involved, who were left fighting over the remains after the fraudulent...

 

HTMLQ&A: Recessionary Layoffs Revisited in Alberta
Michael D.A. Ford; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
During the recession of 2008, many Alberta human resource practitioners and general counsels had to address the impact of employee layoffs. With the current state of economic matters and the price per barrel of oil, many employers have made inquiries regarding whether legal severance requirements...

 

HTMLEmployer Monitoring of Work Computers: What are the Privacy Rights of Employees?
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
Employers have an interest in ensuring that computer systems in the workplace are used for proper purposes and not for unlawful conduct, information theft, harassment of other employees, and other similar improper uses. In order to monitor workplace computer use, employers have access to...

 

HTMLSummary Judgment Applications in Alberta: Court of Appeal Indicates Appeals from Denials Will Be Difficult to Establish
Melissa Tennison; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
The Alberta Court of Appeal in its recent decision, 776826 Alberta Ltd. v. Ostrowercha, 2015 ABCA 49, discussed the recent changes to the direction of the law on summary judgment applications. It confirmed that the decision of the Trial Judge as to whether or not summary judgment is a fair and...

 

HTMLCourt of Appeal Confirms Counsel’s Role in Assisting Expert Witnesses
Katherine A. Ruta; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
On January 29, 2015, the Court of Appeal affirmed counsel’s role in assisting experts with preparation of their expert witness reports for trial. In a controversial decision handed down by Madam Justice Wilson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in January 2014, counsel’s practice...

 

HTMLOntario Releases New Climate Change Discussion Paper: Highlights Carbon Pricing Options and “Climate Critical” Priorities
Andrew Lord; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015
On Thursday, February 12, 2015, Ontario released a discussion paper regarding Ontario’s strategy for addressing climate change. The paper is another milestone on Ontario’s long road to implementing its 2007 Climate Action Plan. Covering everything from urban planning to carbon pricing,...

 

HTMLUpdate on the Burgeoning International  E-Discovery Standard
Kelly Friedman; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 - Information technology - Security techniques - Electronic discovery”...

 


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