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Do I Need A Lawyer To File For Bankruptcy?

If you are struggling with more debt than you can repay, you may be considering either bankruptcy or a consumer proposal to help you deal with those debts. If you are, then you need to speak with someone who is a licensed Bankruptcy Trustee; in Canada, that person is not a lawyer. A Bankruptcy Trustee […]

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.
 

Turning a Loss into a Win

I remember the morning well:  my mother had asked me to bring in the mail, and as I was sorting through it, a bright envelope with the sentence, “You Are A Grande Prize Winner” caught my attention.  My heart leapt; my family just won an astronomical amount of money!  When I showed the envelope to […]

Authors:

Stephanie Jansen
Stephanie Jansen is a student-at-law at the law firm of Attia Reeves in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Canadian Regulation of Contests, Prizes and Games

Canadians like to participate in public, advertised contests and games.  We compete for prizes.  Most often we are unaware that the promoters of these events are governed by specific rules in relation to them. The law on contests, prizes and games is sometimes classified under marketing law.  A level playing field for these activities protects […]

Authors:

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

Alexandra Brunet
Alexandra Brunet recently earned a B.Comm. from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (2015).
 

Protecting Yourself from Consumer Fraud and Scams

Been offered tickets for a free cruise? Received a heartfelt plea to help a distant relative?  Had a bank or credit card company email you for your password and account details?  You may have been contacted by scammers looking for your money or your personal information. Every year Canadians lose millions of dollars through consumer […]

Authors:

Margo Till-Rogers
Margo Till-Rogers is a librarian and the Associate Director of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Who Cares about Internet Law and Policy?

How familiar are these stories? “When I got to work this morning, our Internet service was down. There was almost nothing I could work on without my online databases and email.” “The place we went for holidays had no Internet or cell phone service. Wow, did I ever feel cut off from the world!” These […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 


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