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NOT-FOR-PROFIT | The Pandemic, Charities and Volunteers

As I write this, the coronavirus pandemic is shining an unexpected spotlight on charities and non-profit organizations. Canada is reputed to have – in economic terms – one of the largest and most dynamic voluntary sectors in the world. It is estimated to account for more than two million jobs and to contribute tens of […]

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Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.
 

EMPLOYMENT | COVID-19: Temporary changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of people’s lives in Alberta, across Canada and around the world. Governments have scrambled to approve stimulus packages, update public health orders, and change laws to respond to this new disease. Alberta declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act on March 17, 2020. Doing so gives the […]

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

BENCHPRESS | Rock-Paper-Scissors Debts, Napkin Wills & Injured Skiers

Rock-Paper-Scissors Debt Cancelled Primeau c. Hooper, 2020 QCCA 576 Mr. Hooper lost a set of three games of rock-paper-scissors to Mr. Primeau in January 2011. The wager? $517,000 – $258,500 carried over from a previous debt on a quits or doubles bet. Mr. Hooper signed a mortgage from Mr. Primeau to represent the debt. The […]

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

HUMAN RIGHTS | COVID-19: Human rights implications for Canadians held in remand, prisons and jails

We find ourselves in unprecedented times. As we scramble to “socially distance” and address the economic consequences of the global pandemic, inmates in Canadian institutions are particularly vulnerable to adverse effects by virtue of the conditions where they are held. On March 30, 2020, the Canadian Government announced that two inmates in the Port-Cartier Institution […]

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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.
 

HOUSING | COVID-19 in Alberta: A legislative overview of tenancy-related changes

Since declaring a public health emergency in Alberta on March 17, 2020, the government has made a flurry of announcements and legislative amendments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has implemented these changes through legislation and Ministerial Orders that majorly impact both landlords and tenants during this pandemic. Unlike legislation that goes through […]

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Judy Feng
Judy Feng
Judy Feng, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre.
 


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