December: 2022 Year in Review
2022 Employment Law Alberta Year in Review
This past year, the courts have left us with important decisions about employment contracts, constructive dismissal, severance, just cause and the oppression remedy.
Canada’s Constitution: What it is and why you should care
Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta
Understanding Canada’s Constitution is a great first step in understanding the debate around Alberta’s Sovereignty Act and the draft Saskatchewan First Act.
[Government & Courts]
2022 Housing and Consumer Year in Review
A look back at important housing and consumer topics in 2022, including household debt, rent increases and housing affordability.
Hot Legal Topics of 2022
You asked and we answered – questions about interest rates, rent increases, layoffs and terminations of employment, grants of probate and conversion therapy.
[Access to Justice]
2022 Criminal Law in Review
Over the past year, important criminal law developments came from several changes Parliament made to Canada’s Criminal Code.
January: Got Debt?
Dealing with Holiday Debt
Money Mentors provides practical tips and free supports for dealing with holiday debt, including credit card balances.
[Consumer, Creditor & Debtor]
New approach in Alberta to imputing income to underemployed and unemployed parents
In 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal in Peters v Atchooay changed course and adopted the reasonableness test for imputing income to calculate child support.
The Transfer from Hospital to Continuing Care: The process & dispute resolution tools
Amy Kasper and Anna Lund
Alberta Health Services facilitates patient transfers to publicly funded continuing care facilities, but bigger policy problems are constraining the process.
[Housing, Human Rights]
An Overview of Specialized Courts & Restorative Justice at Provincial Court in Edmonton
The Edmonton Indigenous Court, Edmonton Mental Health Court and Edmonton Drug Treatment Court Service use restorative principles in sentencing a person convicted of a criminal offence.
[Criminal, Access to Justice]
How To Co-parent When You Don’t Get Along
A look at common co-parenting challenges, as well as practical dos and don’ts for parents and a reminder of when to get help.
February: Harassment & Bullying
Racial Bullying in Schools
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Studies show a majority of students have witnessed or experienced racism at school, with implications for both students and teachers.
[Human Rights, Youth]
Workplace Sexual Harassment: Reporting options
The Workers’ Resource Centre’s Workplace Sexual Harassment Advisory Program aims to educate survivors on options for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace.
[Employment, Human Rights]
Bullying of 2SLGBTQIA+ Students: The impacts and what educators can do about it
2SLGBTQIA+ students are at a higher risk of experiencing bullying and mental health concerns, but educators can take proactive and preventative steps to create inclusive learning environments.
[Human Rights, Youth]
Family Justice Crisis in Alberta: Day of action
Alberta Family Lawyers Association
The Alberta Family Lawyers Association promotes a Day of Action on February 21, 2023 in support of raising awareness for the Family Justice Crisis in Alberta.
[Family, Access to Justice]
The Many Forms of Harassment
Harassment may exist in many forms, including discrimination under human rights laws, a workplace hazard, sexual harassment, and bullying.