Should Alberta Reform The Personal Property Security Act?

The Alberta Personal Property Security Act [PPSA] came into force in 1990 and produced a significant improvement in secured transactions in Alberta by removing many of the restrictions and limitations that prevented the use of secured credit. Since 1990, it has become clear that several areas of the law are in need of reform. Online banking and ecommerce as well ambiguities in the law contribute to the need for reform. The PPSA also did not [...]

By |2021-01-20T12:19:14-07:00January 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Personal Property Security Act

The Alberta Personal Property Security Act [PPSA] came into force in 1990 and produced a significant improvement in secured transactions in Alberta by removing many of the restrictions and limitations that prevented the use of secured credit. Since 1990, it has become clear that several areas of the law are in need of reform. Online banking and ecommerce as well ambiguities in the law contribute to the need for reform. The PPSA also did not [...]

By |2020-12-15T11:28:00-07:00December 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Addressing a Potential Gap in the Law on National Child Day

The Alberta Law Reform Institute has published a report on whether the estates of individuals who stood in the place of a parent should be obligated to support children. Get Report for Discussion 34 in our Publications library and let us know what you think at bit.ly/rfd34survey In Alberta, there are over 34,000 blended families where at least one adult is a stepparent to their spouse or partner’s children. When a blended family separates, a [...]

By |2020-11-20T14:17:18-07:00November 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Accessing Digital Assets

Have your say on accessing digital assets! Canadians Data on US Servers More than ever, people are storing their important personal information and other digital property online within the servers of large American companies such as Google, Facebook, and Apple. These "digital assets" can be anything from precious family photos and records to sensitive financial and legal information. Uncertainty Around Access to Data What Canadians don't realize is that outdated laws govern who can access [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:07:46-06:00October 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Has the Dower Act Affected Your Work? We Want to Hear From You!

Let us know how the Dower Act has affected your work at bit.ly/dowersurvey. The Dower Act in Alberta is a law that protects the property interests of a married person if the couple’s home is legally owned solely by the other spouse. It applies to the “homestead”, which means the house and some attached land where the owner spouse lived during the marriage. The Dower Act hasn't been updated significantly since 1948 and is not serving [...]

By |2020-10-19T13:45:21-06:00October 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet ALRI Student Researcher Briggs Larguinho

ALRI welcomes its new summer student researcher Briggs Larguinho. Take a few minutes and get to know Briggs. Why did you pursue a career in law? I chose to pursue law because I wanted a job that constantly challenged me. The law is constantly changing and requires you to constantly challenge what you believe in. That aspect appeals to me and always keeps me on my toes. What is your favourite food? Sushi not even [...]

By |2020-07-27T14:43:51-06:00July 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet ALRI Student Researcher Serena Eshaghurshan

ALRI welcomes its new summer student researcher Serena Eshaghurshan. Take a few minutes and get to know Serena. Why did you pursue a career in law? I decided to pursue a career in law as I love working with people. I come from a psychology background so I always knew I wanted to work with clients. I have always been interested in law, so the opportunity to work with clients and help them with navigating the [...]

By |2020-07-21T10:26:19-06:00July 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments