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Bicycle Law in Alberta

As a cyclist, do you follow the rules of the road? According to a University of Colorado Survey, about eighty-five percent of cyclists do obey the law when riding. Almost three quarters of the scofflaws who break the rules claim to do so for their personal safety – saying they are simply getting out of […]

Authors:

Jeff Surtees
Jeff Surtees
Jeff Surtees, BComm, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

Dave Pettitt
Dave Pettitt manages the Centre for Public Legal Education websites, and has specialized in SEO and digital marketing for legal websites for over 20 years.
 

Bringing Clarity to Passenger Compensation Rules

The last time Ottawa decided to make some noise about air passenger rights, in 2000, they brought an ex-NHL referee to a news conference. Bruce Hood, the newly minted air complaints commissioner, pulled out a whistle and blew it. Literally. If you’re looking for the highlight of Ottawa’s past work to improve the passenger experience, […]

Authors:

Ian Jack
Ian Jack
Ian Jack is managing director of communications and government relations for the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). He was a Parliament Hill journalist and a political and public service staffer.
 

Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)
The Institute for Research on Public Policy is an independent, national, bilingual, not-for-profit organization. The IRPP seeks to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight and informing debate on current and emerging policy issues facing Canadians and their governments.
 

Impaired Boating is Just Like Impaired Driving

Who Boats Boating is BIG in Canada. The Canadian Safe Boating Council estimates that approximately 40% of Canadians participate in boating and that there are about 5 million boats in Canada.  The boating season in Canada, especially for the in-land lakes and rivers, is typically between May and October, or more specifically, the Victoria Day […]

Authors:

Cheryl Gallagher
Cheryl Gallagher is a marketing professional with extensive boating experience. She is currently a project manager for the Canadian Safe Boating Council.
 

Travel and Taxation

In his 1966 song “Taxman”, then-Beatle George Harrison sang the line “if you drive a car, I’ll tax the street”.  While that may exaggerate our tax system, taxation of travel takes many forms.  One form of travel taxation is via road tolls. Highway 407, Ontario’s only Express Toll Route, is not presently delivering revenues to […]

Authors:

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.
 

How Long-Term Car Loans are Causing Bankruptcy

The days of buying a vehicle with cash are long behind us. Car loans and leases are now commonplace. It’s feasible to have a 3-5 year car loan, pay it off, then own the car. It’s a reasonable timeframe for the average consumer and also ensures that an affordable loan is borrowed. However, problems arise […]

Authors:

J. Doug Hoyes
J. Doug Hoyes
J. Douglas Hoyes, B.A., C.A., CPA, CIRP is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and co-founder of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. in Ontario, Canada. He is also the host of Debt Free in 30, a weekly podcast about how to handle money and debt.
 


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