Blog relating law to life

Getting Your Film onto the Screen

So, you have an idea for a great movie and think it has “legs”. Where do you start? Let’s look at it like any product to be sold in the marketplace. To understand how to make and market your movie, there are three basic questions that you need to answer: What are you selling? Who […]

Authors:

Linda Callaghan
Linda Callaghan is a lawyer with Ackroyd LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Freedom of Movement during COVID-19

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 – an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus – a global pandemic. With no vaccines or treatments to control the disease, the WHO asked governments “to take urgent and aggressive action to stop the spread of the virus”. Freedom of movement is a […]

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Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, JD, MA, LLM, is the Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

HAVE YOU HEARD? | Introducing CPLEA TV

Welcome to the first instance of HAVE YOU HEARD? Here, we will share updates on the law – cases, legislation and processes – as well as highlight access to justice issues and our public legal information resources. Today, we are introducing CPLEA TV and passing on a recent Court of Queen’s Bench announcement. CPLEA-TV This […]

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Lesley Conley
Lesley Conley
Lesley Conley is a Project Coordinator with the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

The Art of Canadian Taxation

Jean-Baptiste Colbert said, “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to procure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” I suspect that this is the closest that most would equate tax and the arts. But the arts provide the livelihood of artists, and income tax applies to that […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

FAMILY | When is Shared Parenting Appropriate?

When the parents of a child separate, they must make decisions about where the child should live on a day-to-day basis. Many parents prefer some form of “shared parenting” which usually means that each parent has day-to-day care of the child at least 40% of the time. However, shared parenting is not right for all families. In some […]

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Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz has been practicing family law since 2009. She is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP.
 

FAMOUS CASES | Your Land is My Land: Reeder v Woodward

[T]he appellants … were, after all, the registered owners of the disputed parcel, which the respondents have now acquired through adverse possession. The litigation was necessary to resolve this dispute, even though it was undoubtedly expensive and unfortunate for both sides. – Reeder v Woodward, 2016 ABCA 91 at para 34 Adverse possession, also known […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Roberto Torres Martinez
Roberto Torres Martinez is a student of economics and business at the University of Calgary.
 

HUMAN RIGHTS | The Importance of Distinguishing Racism from Racial Discrimination

Recently, anti-racism has received extensive media coverage. Instead of addressing what can be done about it, there has been much discussion about whether racism—particularly systemic racism—exists in Canada, and apparent confusion about the meaning of important terms. For example, on June 9, 2020, CBC reported that Alberta Deputy RCMP Commissioner Curtis Zablocki denied there was […]

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Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

YOUTH & THE LAW | 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 […]

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Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

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 “super powers” available to governments – that is, legislative authority governments […]

Authors:

Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

New at CPLEA (Vol 44-6)

In this issue of LawNow, we are highlighting new and updated resources for landlords and tenants. New Resources We have prepared the following sample agreements in a fillable PDF format: Living with Your Landlord If you are living with your landlord (as in sharing space with them), this fillable agreement includes terms you can use […]

Authors:

Lesley Conley
Lesley Conley
Lesley Conley is a Project Coordinator with the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 


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