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: […]

Bench Press 39-3: Seven Seconds: $27 Million

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A Quebec man had his hopes and his fortune dashed when the Supreme Court of Canada decided recently to dismiss his application for leave to appeal a decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal.  Joel Ifergan scooted into a convenience store just before 9 pm in 2008 and bought two lottery tickets for that night’s […]

Bench Press 39-3: Tragic Tale of Two Girls

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Two young aboriginal girls both had been diagnosed with the same type of aggressive cancer and both were receiving chemotherapy for their illness.  In both cases, their mothers decided to withdraw their children from conventional cancer treatment and pursue aboriginal healing methods.  In one case, the hospital asked the Children’s Aid Society to intervene and […]

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