Program Materials

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  • “Living High:” The Haze of Stewart v Elk Valley Coal and What It Means for Future Labour Relations

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    The author provides the top 10 things to note from the Alberta Court of Appeal decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp, 2015 ABCA 225.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Canada 150 — Constitutional Law Symposium in Edmonton on October 27, 2017.

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  • “Sharpening the Saw”: Improvement in Legal Skills Through Continuing Legal Education

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    This paper highlights the importance of taking advantage of technological tools in order to stay informed of legal developments. Lawyers face the difficult task of remaining up to date in an ever changing field, and the use of technological resources can be invaluable for continuing professional development [CPD]. This paper sets out a number of resources for lawyers to enrich their CPD, including firm-based, external, and other forms of continuing legal education. The paper also includes a comparison of CPD requirements for lawyers across Canada.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 50th Annual Refresher in Lake Louise from May 7–9th, 2017.

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  • 2016 Tax Update

    $65.00

    This paper examines common tax issues encountered in general practice, and provides a summary of recent developments in legislation, administrative practice, and case law. It is especially relevant to those practitioners involved in the purchase or sale of businesses or in the set up and reorganization of family businesses and other closely-held corporate structures. In particular, the following topics are discussed: the sale of goodwill, the small business deduction, surplus stripping by individuals, and capital gains stripping by corporations.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 6th Annual Law & Practice Update in Calgary on October 14 & 15, 2016.

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  • 407 ETR, Moloney & Hover: Limits on the Scope of Bankruptcy’s Rehabilitative Power

    $75.00

    Recent case law has considered the extent of insolvency legislation’s rehabilitative power. This paper examines the impact of recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada, suggesting that an individual found guilty of professional misconduct can likely avoid fines and costs imposed by a professional regulatory body by making use of insolvency proceedings. Key cases are outlined in the author’s analysis: 407 ETR Concession Co v Canada (Superintendent of Bankruptcy), 2015 SCC 52; Alberta (Attorney General) v Moloney, 2015 SCC 51; KPMG Inc v Alberta Dental Association, 2005 ABCA 101. Further, limitations imposed by the legal system on the degree to which insolvency can impede a professional regulator’s powers are discussed, with consideration given to internal mechanisms in insolvency law, as well as the constitutional division of powers.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s The Constitution in the Insolvency Tool Box seminar held in Edmonton on June 9, 2016.

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  • 7th Annual Law & Practice Update Program Materials

    $0.00$55.00

    This 2-day program provides updates on a full spectrum of substantive law and practice management topics tailored to solo and small firm practitioners. It covers a range of subjects in multiple areas of law, including wills and estates, business, real estate, family law, and more.

  • A Common Law Right to Privacy

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    Until very recently, there was no common law right to privacy in Canada. Now, some jurisdictions in Canada recognize such a right, while others refuse. Although Alberta has yet to clearly recognize a common law right to privacy, the author submits that it is only a matter of time. This paper examines the development of a common law right to privacy, and discusses the general cause of action, including damages. The author discusses developments in the UK, United States, British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Privacy Update seminar in Calgary on May 19, 2016 and in Edmonton on May 25, 2016.

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  • A Constitutionalized Right to a Healthy Environment: Problems and Prospects

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    This paper focuses on the interplay of constitutional law and the environment. It discusses recognizing a constitutionalized right to a healthy environment, and provides an introduction to what such a right might entail and the impact it could have if it were to be adopted. It also includes a discussion of why constitutional protection of the environment matters, with references to foreign examples. In addition, the paper proposes potential avenues for the right to a healthy environment to become a recognized protection in the Constitution.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Canada 150 — Constitutional Law Symposium in Edmonton on October 27, 2017.

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  • A Delicate Balance: Strategies for Dealing with Self-Represented Litigants

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    Legal proceedings that involve self-represented parties bring unique challenges. This paper addresses how to effectively engage with self-represented litigants in foreclosure proceedings. It discusses privacy issues, considerations when advising self-represented litigants, and common concerns and responses of self-represented litigants. It also provides case law examples that may be relied on when dealing with parties taking advantage of their self-represented litigant status.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Foreclosure Fundamentals seminar in Edmonton on May 18, 2017 and in Calgary on May 23, 2017.

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  • A Practical Introduction to the Workers’ Compensation Review and Appeal System for Administrative La

    $35.00

    This article provides a useful overview of the workers’ compensation review and appeal systems. First, it reviews the principles on which the WCB system is founded. Then it discusses the various decision review structures, including judicial review and judicial appeals. Finally, it concludes by identifying and answering a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the WCB system. This is a must read article for any practitioner considering doing work in the area of WCB claims or any experienced practitioner who wants to fill possible gaps in knowledge.

    This paper was drawn from materials presented at The Practical Side of Administrative Agencies, Boards, and Tribunals seminar held in April 2012.

    Length: 14 Pages

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  • Aboriginal and Language Rights

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    Constitutional Obligation of Alberta to Publish Laws in French 
     
    Author: Margaret Unsworth QC

    This paper discusses the case of Gilles Caron and Pierre Boutet (Caron), recently argued at the Supreme Court of Canada. The paper provides an overview of the arguments advanced in the case on the central issue of whether there is a constitutional obligation on the Province of Alberta to publish its laws in French. Note that the case was argued on February 13, 2015 and the SCC reserved their decision on this issue.
     
     
    Daniels v Canada: Supreme Court to end 150 Years of Political Football?
     
    Author: Keltie Lambert 

    This paper provides a summary of the Daniels v Canada case, which centres on the fundamental question of whether the term “Indians” as used in the Constitution Act, 1867 includes Metis and Non-status Indians. 
     
     
    These papers are part of a collection presented at LESA’s Constitutional Law Symposium in October, 2015.
     
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  • Aboriginal Consultation and the Energy Resource Development Process in Alberta

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    This paper discusses the conflux between resources development in Alberta and aboriginal consultation. In it, the author focuses on: aboriginal and Metis rights and current consultation law and policy; the legal and policy context of the resource development process; and recent and upcoming changes to aboriginal consultation.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Symposium seminar held in October 2013. 

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  • Administrative Law Fundamentals (Seminar on Demand)

    $245.00

    This program highlights topics fundamental to administrative law, including principles of natural justice, evidentiary issues, legislation interpretation, and the judicial review process. It explores the practice of administrative law in the courts and before tribunals, and provides tips and strategies to employ when dealing with administrative law matters.

    Running Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
    Running Date: February 2018

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  • Administrative Law Fundamentals Program Materials

    $35.00$183.75

    This program highlights topics fundamental to administrative law, including principles of natural justice, evidentiary issues, legislation interpretation, and the judicial review process. It explores the practice of administrative law in the courts and before tribunals, and provides tips and strategies to employ when dealing with administrative law matters.

  • Administrative Law, Judicial Deference, and the Charter

    $55.00

    In this paper, the author discusses the effect of the SCC decision in Doré v. Barreau du Quebec on the doctrine of judicial deference in administrative law. He situates Doré within the court’s earlier case law regarding the interplay between administrative law and Charter jurisprudence, and, more specifically, the interrelationship between constitutionalism, courts, and the administrative state. The author argues that Doré represents a welcome development that may stimulate a more democratic discourse on human rights, the full potential of which cannot be realized in the absence of further doctrinal reforms.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Symposium seminar held in October 2013. 

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  • Alberta Securities Commission: Primer

    $35.00

    In this primer Don Young gives a useful overview of the function of the Alberta Securities Commission, its organization and the roles and responsibilities of each branch. Young then discusses the mechanisms available to the ASC for enforcement of securities laws and the forums in which it may deal with contraventions and initiate hearings. This article will give you insight into the procedures for investigations, hearings, appeals of decisions, and the range of orders that can be made by the ASC. Young also generously directs you to where you may find answers to other questions you have.

    This paper was drawn from materials presented at The Practical Side of Administrative Agencies, Boards, and Tribunals seminar held in April 2012.

    Length: 11 Pages

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  • Alberta’s Métis Settlements and the Co-Management Agreement.

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    This paper examines the 2013 amendments to the Co-Management Agreement (under the Métis Settlements Act). The outline of the discussion is as follows: a brief appraisal of the continuing relevance of oil, gas, and oil sands production to Métis settlements in Alberta; an examination of the partnership between the Alberta government and the Métis settlements; an description and a favourable assessment of the operation of the newly amended CMA.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Symposium seminar held in October 2013. 

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