QPL Articles

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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Liberal legislation aimed at limiting how long inmates can be kept in solitary confinement

By | September 22, 2017

The federal government is introducing legislation that would limit how long prison inmates can be kept in solitary confinement. Once passed, the bill would impose a time limit for what prison officials call administrative segregation. Administrative segregation is used when there is no reasonable alternative to maintain the safety and security of the institution, staff…

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Immigration Canada ‘breaking the law,’ when denying some disabled applicants, say legal experts

By | September 13, 2017

  Legal experts say that families looking to become Canadian permanent residents are being unfairly rejected by immigration officials and in some cases the federal government may be breaking the law.   The issue involves government’s failure to provide specific cost estimates in “procedural fairness letters” given to people who could be denied due to so-called “medical…

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Quarry Park Law to present at Hempfest Cannabis Expo, Calgary (Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017)

By | September 6, 2017

Quarry Park Law will be speaking at Hempfest Cannabis Expo in Calgary on September 30 – October 1, 2017 to present “Cannabis in the Workplace.”  The presentation will highlight legal issues around current and proposed changes to cannabis law as it pertains to both employers and employees.   How did we get here?  The case…

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Quarry Park Law to Present Free Wills & Estate Planning Seminar on September 26th, 2017

By | August 4, 2017

Quarry Park Law continues its series of free legal education seminars in Calgary to the general public on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at the Riverbend Community Association (19 Rivervalley Drive SE) from 7-8 pm. This comprehensive seminar titled Planning for Death & Disability will cover a variety of topics including: Definitions, differences and important considerations…

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Proposed ban on bundled mortgage loans

By | July 28, 2017

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), Canada’s financial regulator, is bringing to its attention the practice of regulated financial institutions teaming up with unregulated lenders in order to avoid rules intended to restrict risky mortgage lending. Current rules prevent banks from lending over a certain percentage of equity in a residential mortgage…

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New proposed tax changes affecting corporations

By | July 20, 2017

The federal government has proposed changes to tax rules that will limit so-called “income sprinkling” among corporations. Presently, tax rules allow corporate income to be distributed to certain family members as wages or salary, generally for nominal work. The new rules will work analogously to the “kiddie tax” currently in place – the “kiddie tax”…

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Why Canadians won’t be able to sue over spam emails after all

By | July 14, 2017

The federal government has halted the implementation of a part of Canada’s anti-spam law, which would have allowed Canadians to sue businesses that violate spam rules. The “private right of action” provision of the law was scheduled to take effect July 1. But in response to “broad-based concerns” raised by businesses and various organizations, the…

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Canadian Medical Association Journal condemns Liberals’ marijuana legalization bill

By | July 3, 2017

The Liberals were elected in the fall of 2015 on a platform of legalizing recreational marijuana. A task force set up to look at the details of legalization published its report last November. In April, the Liberals unveiled a legislative package for legalization, and promised that a legal distribution system will be up and running by…

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I wish to acknowledge the professionalism, and support that we have received from Alya Nazarali.  Alya was there to educate and advise us each step of the way in our legal matters.  I appreciated the way Alya took the time to understand our situation and built our case by negotiating, and mediating positively on my behalf with a purpose to continually move progress forward.  I recommend Alya and Quarry Park Law to anyone seeking fair and professional legal representation with family law matters.

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