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Commercial Litigation Covid-19

COVID-19 Update: Provincial Court of Alberta
August 5, 2020

Written by Carrie Akister The Provincial Court of Alberta (“Provincial Court”) has implemented its staged resumption of court activities, following the temporary suspension of court...

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Commercial Litigation Wins

Success in Court for Disciplined Rocky View County Councillors
July 28, 2020

Written by Michael B. Niven, Q.C. & Michael A. Custer Carscallen litigators Michael B. Niven, Q.C. and Michael Custer recently won a high profile judicial review action in the Court of...

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Commercial Litigation

Alberta Courts Update: Resumption of Court Activities
July 23, 2020

Written by Nicholas M. Ramessar, Carrie Akister & Zubair Hussain As Alberta courts gradually resume hearings both in-person and remotely following the temporary closure of court...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Covid-19

Alberta government's proposed COVID-19 legislative amendments
June 25, 2020

Written by Catherine A. Crang, Q.C. and Aicha Kouyaté The Alberta government recently introduced legislation entitled Bill 24: COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act 2020...

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Covid-19 Banking and Financial Services

Criminal Interest Rates in Canada and COVID-19
June 17, 2020

Written by John M. Davidson and Zubair Hussain

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Business Law Covid-19

Financial assistance and relief programs available for struggling Alberta businesses
June 11, 2020

Written by Paul Klein  A number of governmental measures and economic benefits have now been introduced to assist small businesses suffering economically as a result of the COVID-19...

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Domestic and Matrimonial Law Covid-19

Separation & Divorce Proceedings During COVID-19
May 28, 2020

Written by Ryan J. Barata and Grand W.D. Cameron As we enter the third month of the COVID-19 pandemic (“Pandemic”), both the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench...

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Covid-19 Commercial Real Estate and Leasing

Federal Rent Assistance Program Opens May 25
May 21, 2020

Written by Nicholas M. Ramessar The federal government announced yesterday that the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) program for small businesses will open for...

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Commercial Litigation Covid-19

Provincial Court of Alberta to commence remote hearings
May 20, 2020

Written by Natalie L. Leclerc The Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (together, the “Alberta Courts”) are currently closed (as of March 17, 2020) due to...

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Privacy Law Covid-19

The ABTraceTogether app and its privacy safeguards
May 12, 2020

Written by Theresa M. Nolan The Alberta government recently launched a new, voluntary COVID-19 contact-tracing application for Albertans to download to their cell phones and mobile...

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