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Topic: Covid 19

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 Transactions

COVID-19 and Frustration of Contract
April 14, 2020

Written by Aron R. Balakrishnan 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, Labour and Human Rights 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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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Covid-19

New COVID-19 EI Benefit announced by Government of Canada
March 26, 2020

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Hema Ahuja

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Covid-19 Corporate & Commercial Transactions

Force Majeure: Non-performance of contracts due to COVID-19
March 26, 2020

Written by John M. Davidson and Theresa M. Nolan The COVID-19 pandemic (the “Pandemic”) has disrupted economies, international and domestic trade, and business across the world and...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Covid-19

COVID-19 Employment Law Considerations: Temporary layoffs in Alberta and EI benefits
March 25, 2020

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Hema Ahuja As COVID-19 continues to slow the economy, many places of employment across Alberta are now temporarily closed, including bars, restaurants,...

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