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Foreclosures in Alberta: The return of the ’80s?

When the pandemic hit, mortgage companies quickly realized the potential for a large upswing in mortgage defaults due to job losses. As a result, many offered homeowners an opportunity to defer their mortgage payments for up to six months. The CBC recently reported that Albertans took lenders up on this offer and deferred more than […]

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Judith Hanebury
Judith Hanebury, QC received an LLB and an LLM from the University of Calgary. She recently retired after 14 years as a Master in Chambers in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary.
 

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.
 

COVID-19 Tracing Apps: Are they secure enough to protect the right of privacy?

It is almost impossible to know somebody who does not have a smartphone they use for almost every purpose: to send e-mails, to search for a new apartment or to navigate using the map features. The technology seems limitless. If a new problem arrives, technology can present an answer or an effective resolution. For this […]

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Carolina Albuquerque
Carolina Albuquerque
Carolina Albuquerque is a lawyer who graduated in Brazil. She moved to Calgary and is enrolled in the law program at the University of Calgary. She is also involved in volunteer programs that provide support for women.
 

Aftershocks: COVID-19 and the “new normal” for family lawyers

When the world feels like it is off its axis and everything is changing at an unprecedented pace, sometimes it helps to remember what has NOT changed as we grapple with what has. Things that have not changed: Families continue to require compassionate and thorough assistance to get their lives in order following a separation. […]

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Erika Hagen
Erika Hagen
Erika Hagen is a partner at Crerar Badejo Hagen Family Law Group in Edmonton. Erika practices exclusively in the area of family law and is on the Board of Directors for CPLEA.
 

Mechanisms for Relief from Contractual Obligations in the Realm of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has directly impacted society as a whole. But what really is COVID-19? It is a member of the coronavirus family of viruses. When virologists first studied this class of viruses, they used microscopy to view these viruses. The viruses appeared to have a faint halo, which advanced microscopy techniques later determined […]

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James McTague
James McTague
James McTague is an Associate at Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.
 


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