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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

Alberta Court says Cost-Cutting Measures Were Constructive Dismissal of Employee
May 12, 2021

Written by Catherine A. Crang, Q.C. and Suzanne M. Porteous  The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently released its reasons for judgment (“Reasons”) in the case of Kosteckyj v....

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

New OHS and WCB Laws Coming to Alberta
April 27, 2021

Written by Natalie L. Leclerc and Michael A. Custer The government of Alberta passed Bill 47 last December, the Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act, 2020[1] (the “Act”), as part of...

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Corporate Governance Corporate Services

Virtual Meetings and Voting Now Permitted for Alberta Organizations
April 22, 2021

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D. On March 26, Bill 53: the Service Alberta Statutes (Virtual Meetings) Amendment Act, 2021[1] (the “Act”) came into force after receiving Royal...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Case Comments

B.C. Tribunal dismisses anti-mask discrimination complaints
April 20, 2021

Written by Suzanne M. Porteous and Catherine A. Crang, Q.C. The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) recently dismissed two allegations of discrimination by complainants in...

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Corporate Services

New Corporations Canada Refund Policy
April 8, 2021

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D. Effective April 1, 2021, Corporations Canada will be refunding fees charged for eligible services to federally-incorporated business and...

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Corporate Governance Corporate Services

Red Tape Reduction Changes to Alberta Legislation and the CORES System
March 25, 2021

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D. In 2019, the Alberta government passed the Red Tape Reduction Act[1]  with the stated goals of reducing red tape in the Province by one-third,...

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Tax Law

Tax Dispute Trends: What Can Canadian Taxpayers Expect Post-Pandemic?
March 23, 2021

Written by Derrick Hosanna It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic (the “Pandemic”) transformed Canadians’ personal and professional lives. As governments, businesses...

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News

Derrick Hosanna joins the Carscallen LLP Tax Law Group
March 16, 2021

Carscallen LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Derrick Hosanna to the Tax Law group. Derrick was called to the Alberta bar in 2014, and previously worked at an Alberta based tax...

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Insurance and Tort Liability

Negligence and the duty of care for pure economic loss
March 11, 2021

Written by Glenn C. Blackett and Urvil Thakor The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or the “Court”) recently released its reasons for judgment in the case of 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Covid-19

COVID-19 - OHS considerations for Alberta employers
February 25, 2021

Written by Natalie L. Leclerc and Aicha Kouyaté We previously discussed whether employers could make obtaining the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for their employees. Notwithstanding the...

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