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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

New Occupational Health and Safety Act coming to Alberta
June 1, 2021

Written by Natalie L. Leclerc and Michael A. Custer As we previously discussed on the blog here, the government of Alberta is replacing the current Occupational Health and Safety Act[1]...

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The Alberta Advantage: Business-Friendly Laws Introduced in Alberta
May 26, 2021

 Written by John M. Davidson A new prospectus exemption was recently introduced by securities regulators in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, referred to as the Self-Certified...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Covid-19

Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Canadian Workplaces
May 18, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available to Canadians, can it be made mandatory? The Canadian Employment Group belonging to Lawyers Associated Worldwide (“LAW”), a global...

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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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