Bench Press 39-4: A Will Against Public Policy

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Law students are taught in Wills and Estates law that a Will can be set aside as being against public policy, but rarely does this possibility become a reality. However, in January, 2015 a Superior Court Justice in Ontario set aside the Will of Emanual Spence for exactly that reason. Rector Spence, a black pastor […]

Call for Contributors! Write for LawNow!

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We are looking for contributors to Volume 40 of LawNow. We welcome the 40th volume of LawNow with some amazement. Our journey from a small in-house newsletter to the sophisticated and engaging online journal that LawNow is today has been both challenging and immensely rewarding.  And, it has only been possible because of our wonderful, […]

New website from CPLEA: Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

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The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website. The new Laws for Landlords and Tenants website reflects the feedback CPLEA received from landlords and tenants across Alberta. It features a modern, streamlined design with enhanced search capability along […]

If your Employment Ends… Laws for Tenants in Alberta

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With oil prices dropping significantly and Target closing its doors, thousands of Albertans have lost their jobs. Many thousands more are worried everyday that they could lose their job.  The Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) has created a new tip sheet for Alberta tenants who are having trouble keeping up with their rent due […]

Bench Press 39-3: New Duty of Honest Performance

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The Supreme Court of Canada issued an interesting decision recently in the area of contract law.  It began by stating: “Canadian common law in relation to good faith performance of contracts is piecemeal, unsettled and unclear.” Clearly, this was an unsatisfactory state of affairs that the Court was determined to remedy. It outlined two steps: […]

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