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Topic: Covid 19

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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Covid-19 Commercial Real Estate and Leasing

Federal Rent Assistance for Canadian Businesses
May 7, 2020

Written by Theresa M. Nolan The Canadian government, in partnership with the provinces and territories, recently announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) for...

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Privacy Law Covid-19

COVID-19 and Privacy Law in the Workplace
April 22, 2020

Written by Carrie Akister The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 (the “Pandemic”) is presenting a number of ongoing privacy law issues for businesses to navigate. From a legal perspective,...

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Covid-19 Corporate & Commercial transaction

COVID-19 and Frustration of Contract
April 14, 2020

Written by Sean R. MacLachlan As we previously discussed in our article on Force Majeure, the COVID-19 pandemic (“Pandemic”) is disrupting economies across the world and having...

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Employment Law Covid-19

Alberta Government introduces temporary changes to employment standards legislation
April 9, 2020

Written by Catherine A. Crang, Q.C., Suzanne M. Porteous, and Hema Ahuja The Alberta Minister of Labour and Immigration enacted Ministerial Order 18.2020 (“Order”) on April 6 that will...

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Covid-19 Construction Law

COVID-19: Important builders' lien deadlines and notice periods remain in effect
April 7, 2020

Written by Michael Whiting, Natalie Leclerc and Susanna Garafova Despite the fact that COVID-19 has shut down many governmental services (including temporarily closing Alberta Land...

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Covid-19 Commercial Real Estate and Leasing

COVID-19: Commercial lease considerations for Alberta businesses
March 30, 2020

Written by Deirdre Lanigan and Aron Balakrishnan

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