QPL Articles

Bill puts limits on collusion between political action committees and political parties

By | December 13, 2017

Bill 32 introduced Monday, December 4, 2017 restricts the activities of political action committees (PACs). Political collusion between PACs and parties, candidates or leadership contestants will also be stamped out, and a $150,000 spending limit will be imposed starting in the December prior to an election year. The government’s bill contains no definition of PACs,…

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Proposed bill demands transparency, accountability from Alberta auto industry

By | December 4, 2017

The proposed legislation: “A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act” aims to protect Albertans who are looking to buy or repair a vehicle by holding the automotive industry more accountable and transparent. The changes would include requiring automotive businesses to disclose important vehicle information to consumers, like a vehicle’s history, requiring a standard bill…

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Employment Termination Decision Upheld Despite Lack of Internal Investigation

By | November 26, 2017

Watkins v. Willow Park Golf Course Ltd, 2017 ABQB The issue of termination of employment for just cause was considered in this case by Justice Hollins of the Alberta Court of Queens Bench. Interestingly, Justice Hollins, held that Watkins (the “Employee”) employment was terminated for just cause despite Willow Park Golf Course Ltd. (the “Employer”)…

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Alberta Releases Draft Legislation Governing New Cannabis Framework

By | November 16, 2017

On Thursday afternoon, the Alberta Government released its proposed draft legislation to implement its previously announced cannabis framework.  This follows a period of public consultation and will enter its first reading into the Legislature in the upcoming session.  Bill 26, titled “An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis”, amends existing legislation governing liquor and gaming. …

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NDP introduces legislation to give long-term care residents and their families more say at Alberta facilities

By | November 10, 2017

Bill 22, dubbed the Resident and Family Councils Act, would impact public, private and non-profit long-term care and supportive living facilities. It would also stipulate that operators of those facilities work with councils on various issues, including food, services and activities. The government said Alberta Health will consult with long-term and supportive living facility operators, residents…

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Best Interests of the Child is Dominant Factor in Adoption

By | November 1, 2017

The dominant factor in consideration in the adoption of a child is always the best interest of the child which was reiterated in HRW (Re) 2017 ABQB Justice Graesser of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench dismissed an application by a stepfather to adopt a child without the father’s consent because there was no evidence…

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Bill targeting human rights abusers passes Senate

By | October 25, 2017

A Canadian bill targeting foreign nationals who have committed human rights violations has just passed final reading in the Senate. Bill S-226, which has now passed both the Senate and House of Commons, was inspired by the case of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer who died in 2009 after a year in a Russian jail….

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Alberta Court of Appeals Deliberate on the effect of Contracts in Child Support

By | October 18, 2017

The effect of contracts on Section 3: Child Support was recently deliberated in the Alberta Court of Appeals in the case of Caufield v Wong, 2017 ABCA 288.  Where the Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the Chambers Judge that notwithstanding changes in the circumstances of the mother no child support will be paid…

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Quarry Park Law presents at Calgary HempFest

By | October 5, 2017

Quarry Park Law presented at Calgary HempFest last weekend discussing Bill C-45/C-46 and some of the legal nuances surrounding the proposed legislation the weekend before Alberta announced its proposed provincial cannabis framework. The presentation by QPL lawyers Alexander Kooiman and Jonathan Ablett was well attended and generated a number of discussions.  Presentation attendees voiced a…

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Alberta Government releases proposal for Cannabis Framework

By | October 4, 2017

In a live media conference this morning, the Alberta Government has announced its initial framework for the regulation of Cannabis within Alberta. This framework builds off of the federally-announced plan to remove certain possession, distribution, and sale offences from the Criminal Code. Highlights from the Alberta announcement include the following: The minimum age will be…

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