Alberta’s New Harassment Tort
In June 2023, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta recognized a new harassment tort that allows those experiencing harassment to sue for damages in civil court.
Key Differences In Personal Injury Law: Ontario vs. Quebec
Claimants should know about key differences between Ontario and Quebec law that change how they deal with a personal injury in each province.
All About Rental Fees (Part 1): Refundable vs non-refundable
Landlords try to charge fees, both refundable and non-refundable, for lots of things, but are these rental fees legal?
Public Trust Doctrine and Climate Litigation in Canada
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
The right to a healthy environment is making headway thanks to case law against governments arguing the public trust doctrine and with changes under Bill S-5 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
All About Rental Fees (Part 2): Parking fees, late payment of rent fees, and lease break fees
Part 2 of this 2-part article looks at whether rental fees like parking fees, late payment of rent fees, and lease break fees are legal under Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act.
Bill C-18: Canada’s Online News Act
Canada’s Online News Act received royal assent but is not yet law, though it is already stirring up controversy with Google and Meta saying news will no longer be available to Canadians on their platforms.
High Ratio vs. Conventional Mortgages
Ebun Agharese and Anna Lund
How the Court deals with a home foreclosure depends on whether the mortgage is a high ratio, insured mortgage or a conventional mortgage where the borrower’s down payment was at least 20% of the value of the home.
The Iraq War 20 Years Later: Those who spoke out and those who didn’t
With 20 years having passed since the start of the Iraq War, it is fascinating to look back at who spoke out against the war and who didn’t, including most surprisingly, left-wing journalist Christopher Hitchens.
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