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HTMLCourt of Appeal Confirms the AUC's Authority to Award Costs
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2014, previously published on December 5, 2014
On December 2, 2014 the Court of Appeal released its decision in ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. v. Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2014 ABCA 397. Chief Justice Fraser, along with Justice Côté, dismissed ATCO's appeal of the Commission's costs award (Justice Martin dissenting in part). The...

 

HTMLUpdate: Requests For Voluntary Advance Payments From Insurers
Jennifer J. Biernaskie, Jennifer Davis; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2014, previously published on December 4, 2014
In a recent email alert we considered the issue of advance payments under the Fair Practice Regulation and the Insurance Act . In Shannon v. 1610635 Alberta Inc., 2014 ABCA 393 ("Shannon") the Alberta Court of Appeal once again addresses the same issue of pre-trial advance payments under...

 

HTMLProvincial Regulator May Owe Private Duty of Care
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2014, previously published on November 27, 2014
On the heels of a recent Court of Appeal ruling which found Ms. Ernst could not sue the Energy Resources Conservation Board ("ERCB"), Chief Justice Wittmann has dismissed an application by Alberta Environment ("AENV") to strike the claim against it. In denying the application,...

 

HTMLBill 3 - Proposed Amendments to PIPA
Vicki L. Giles; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014
About a year ago, the Supreme Court of Canada found Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA") to be unconstitutional because it fails to permit unions to collect, use and disclose personal information for the purpose of advancing their interests in a labour dispute. The...

 

HTMLNew Duty of Honest Performance
Graham McLennan, Jessica Proudfoot; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 22, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014
Late last week, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") released the decision of Bhasin v Hrynew. This decision is significant as the SCC has found a new common law duty that applies to all contracts - a duty of honest performance. This new common law duty requires all parties to be honest...

 

HTMLJurisdictional Considerations in Class Proceedings
Donald J. McGarvey, Kate M. Whittleton; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 22, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
Class proceedings are now a well-entrenched part of the legal landscape in Canada but the issue of jurisdiction and the appropriate forum in which to conduct class proceedings often presents complex issues. Moreover, national and multi-jurisdictional class proceedings are becoming the new norm.

 

HTMLCountdown to Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Issues You Need to Know and Act On Now - Issue #3
Samantha C. Kernahan; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Canada’s new Anti-Spam law and regulations (“CASL”) come into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of CASL is to the limit the sending of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without the consent of a recipient. However, CASL also imposes content requirements for all...

 

HTMLFurther Hurdles in the Ability to Schedule Timely JDRs
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
The Court of Queen’s Bench has recently issued a Notice to the Profession regarding Judicial Dispute Resolution (“JDR”) in Calgary and Edmonton. Due to significant shortages in “judicial resources” the number of Justices available for JDRs will be scaled backed.

 

HTMLExpanded Guidelines for Work Permits for Intra-Company Transferees with Specialized Knowledge
Erin B. Crosley; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
A primary objective of the Federal Government’s 2012-2013 Economic Action Plan is ensuring that employers first look to the domestic labour force prior to seeking Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) to fill temporary labour shortages. The TFW program features a LMO-exempt component, which allows...

 

HTMLCountdown to Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Issues You Need to Know and Act On Now - Issue #2
Samantha C. Kernahan; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
Canada’s new Anti-Spam law and regulations (“CASL”) come into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of CASL is to the limit the sending of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without the consent of a recipient. In this second “CASL Countdown Alert”, I...

 


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