Full PDF of this Issue Volume 45-4 Mar/Apr 2021 Social media is a huge part of our everyday lives. But it’s not all good! This issue looks at various aspects of social media – from defamation and use in criminal investigations, to privacy and workplace concerns, among others. We also look at water … [Read more...]
I’m Turning 18, Now What: Planning for the Unexpected
Making plans in case something happens to you unexpectedly or you die is not just for older adults. You're turning 18. It's time to celebrate! But it's also time to face the responsibilities of adulthood. And one of those responsibilities is planning for the unexpected. Maybe you’ve heard your … [Read more...]
I’m Turning 18, Now What?
Being an adult might mean freedom. But it also means taking responsibility for your actions. You can hardly wait. You are just a few days (weeks?! months?!) away from turning 18. Freedom! You are dreaming of all the things you can legally do: Buy alcohol (if you are in Alberta, Manitoba or … [Read more...]
45-2: Our Legal System
Full PDF of this issue Volume 45-2 Nov/Dec 2020 October 26th to 30th, 2020 is National Access to Justice Week. And we are celebrating with this issue! Read on for articles about different aspects of our legal system and perspectives on public legal education. Feature Articles: Our Legal … [Read more...]
45-3: Behind Bars
Full PDF of this issue Volume 45-3 Jan/Feb 2021 In this issue, we report on Canadian prisons – processes, concerns and calls for reform. We also look at some lesser known laws in Alberta that we bet you didn’t know! Feature Articles: Behind BarsSpecial Report: Lesser-known Alberta … [Read more...]
Changes to Alberta Employment Law. Again.
On November 1, 2020, several changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code came into effect. Changes include payment of earnings after termination, deductions, averaging arrangements for calculating overtime, rest periods and calculating general holiday pay. These changes are detailed in Bill 32: … [Read more...]
Money, Money, Money!
Maybe you have a part-time job. Maybe your parents pay you an allowance. Maybe you make money shoveling snow or cutting grass. In any case, you’ve got money! Opening a Bank Account First step, where do you put this money? Have you outgrown your piggy bank? Maybe a bank account would be more … [Read more...]
45-1: COVID-19: Where are we now?
Full PDF of this issue Volume 45-1 Sept/Oct 2020 COVID-19 is still with us. This issue provides a status update - freedom of movement, court processes, contractual relief and tracing apps. And for the filmmakers out there, we report on some of the legalities of producing a film. Feature Articles: … [Read more...]
Hit the Gas!
You passed the test. You practiced driving in your parents’ car. You were set to take the road test to get your license. And then COVID-19 hit. And your road test was cancelled. The good news: As of June 30th, you can now book a road test in Alberta! The bad news: Road tests are booking four to … [Read more...]
44-6: The “Super Powers”
Volume 44-6 July/Aug 2020 Full PDF of this issue Table of Contents Feature Articles: The "Super Powers" Special Report: Home Work Departments Columns During this global pandemic, governments in Canada have worked together to help keep us healthy and safe. This issue looks at … [Read more...]