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HTMLNew Essential Services Legislation Now In Force
Dana Adams; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on June 9, 2016
Bill 4 - An Act to Implement a Supreme Court Ruling Governing Essential Services is the Alberta Government’s answer to the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, which recognized a constitutional right to strike. Prior to that decision,...

 

HTMLWhy Every Parent in Alberta Should Have a Will
Lisa Statt Foy; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016
As a young, healthy parent, you may believe that having a Will is the last thing on a long priority list. However, while a Will is vital for everyone, those with children should be particularly mindful of the primary importance of having a Will. The following provides just some of the many reasons...

 

HTMLClarifying Irving: Can an Alberta Employer Implement a Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy in a Safety Sensitive Workplace?
Christin Elawny, Jenna Kirk; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on June 3, 2016
Despite a new decision on the issue from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (the “Court”) on May 18, 20161, the answer to this question remains “maybe.” The Court has, however, provided us with a measure of clarity concerning what degree of evidence of a drug and...

 

HTMLA Binding "Clickwrap Agreement" From Paper?
Richard Stobbe; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016
Consumers and businesses routinely enter into binding contracts by means of both paper agreements and online “click-through” agreements. But what happens when you face a “hybrid” contract? Can a binding contract be formed merely with a link to another set of terms?

 

HTMLThe Alberta Energy Regulator Makes Waves with its Response to the Redwater Decision
Bradley McFadden, Kathleen Shannon; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016
On June 20, 2016, the AER issued Bulletin 2016-16 setting out interim measures to address the effects of the Court of Queen’s Bench decision in Redwater. In that decision, the Court held that sections of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act2 and Pipeline Act3 were inoperative to the extent they...

 

HTMLGender Identity and Gender Expression Are Now Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination Under The Alberta Human Rights Act
Christin Elawny; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
As of December 11, 2015, gender identity and gender expression are prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Alberta Human Rights Act. Under section 7 of the Act employers cannot refuse to employ or to continue to employ any person, or discriminate against any person with regard to employment...

 

HTMLWhy You Should Act Now to Protect Your Intellectual Property in Canada
Lisa Statt Foy; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2016, previously published on February 17, 2016
Significant amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act (the “Act”) have been passed, but are not yet in effect. The legislative changes are rumored to come into effect sometime in early 2018, which - if filed soon - may be sufficient time to allow an application to proceed to...

 

HTMLThe Regulator Knows Best: British Columbia Court of Appeal Upholds Bylaws Prohibiting Customer Incentive Programs
Jason Kully, Gregory Sim; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2016, previously published on February 29, 2016
In Sobeys West Inc. v. College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, 2016 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal determined that it was reasonable for the College of Pharmacists to prohibit pharmacists from using “customer incentive programs.”

 

HTMLWhat Happens When a Franchise Agreement Ends - Part Three: Rescission
Richard Stobbe; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2016, previously published on February 17, 2016
In our previous posts (See Part 1 and Part 2), we reviewed restrictive covenants and cancellation rights under franchise laws. In a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, the dispute focused on the right of rescission. As the court put it, the case of Caffé Demetre Franchising Corp....

 

HTMLAlberta Court Determines APEGA’s Registration Examinations Are Not Discriminatory
James Casey, Jason Kully; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2016, previously published on January 27, 2016
In Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta v. Mihaly, 2016 ABQB 61, Madam Justice J.M. Ross ruled that it is not discriminatory for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (“APEGA”) to require an internationally educated engineer...

 


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