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Corporate finance and securities law

Changes to disclosure requirements for private CBCA corporations
January 8, 2020

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D.

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Cannabis Employment Law

What employers should consider now that cannabis is legal
December 17, 2019

Written by Hema Ahuja As of October 17, 2018, the use of both recreational and medical cannabis is legal in Canada. This presents a number of important considerations for employers in...

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Privacy Law

Mandatory reporting of privacy breaches in Alberta
December 3, 2019

Written by Carrie Akister and Theresa M. Nolan Privacy legislation in Alberta[1] requires that certain privacy breaches of individuals’ personal or health information be reported to the...

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Commercial Litigation

Partition and sale of co-owned property
November 20, 2019

Written by Nicholas M. Ramessar When a relationship breaks down between two or more co-owners of a property, any party has a legal right under the provincial Law of Property Act[1] (the...

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Matrimonial law

Family law changes coming for common law relationships
November 5, 2019

Written by Grant W.D. Cameron and Ryan J. Barata Changes are coming to family law in Alberta for common law relationships, effective January 1, 2020.

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Employment Law

Legal employment considerations for executives
October 24, 2019

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Theresa M. Nolan Executive and many key senior employee positions are accompanied by a number of unique legal considerations in the negotiation and...

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The hemp hype in Canada
October 11, 2019

Written by John M. Davidson With the annual hemp harvest season across the Prairie provinces recently completed, now is an opportune time to look at the industrial hemp industry in...

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Corporate Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions: the importance of due diligence
October 2, 2019

Written by Sean R. MacLachlan Conducting a thorough legal, financial and commercial due diligence review is one of the most important steps to take when buying or selling a business (i.e.

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Client Wins

Big win in court for Carscallen LLP
September 25, 2019

Written by Michael B. Niven QC and Theresa M. Nolan  Carscallen LLP litigators Michael B. Niven and Theresa Nolan successfully represented clients Keith Koebisch and Harry Hodgson (the...

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Employment Law

Recent changes to employment law in Alberta
September 17, 2019

Written by Hema Ahuja and Michael A. Custer Employers and employees in Alberta should be aware of important changes made to provincial employment standards legislation effective...

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