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Adverse Possession and Lasting Improvements to Wrong Land, Final Report 115


Adverse possession allows a person who has occupied another’s land for at least 10 years to potentially claim ownership of that land. The occupation must be exclusive, open, notorious and continuous. Adverse possession is commonly, but mistakenly, referred to as squatter’s rights. ALRI is recommending that the law of adverse possession be abolished in Alberta. This change would prevent new claims from being brought in the future, but would not affect claims that have been […]

AREA OF LAW Limitation of Actions Property Real Property
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May 28, 2020

Contracts for the Sale and Purchase of Land: Purchasers’ Remedies, Final Report 97


Under the present law of Alberta, specific performance of a contract for the sale and purchase of land will not be granted to the purchaser under the contract unless the land is unique in the sense that no substitute is readily available. In 1996, the Supreme Court of Canada, in Semelhago v Paramadevan, said that it is no longer the case that every piece of real estate is unique and that it therefore cannot be assumed […]

AREA OF LAW Corporate and Commercial Property Real Property
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October 29, 2009

Limitations Act – Adverse Possession and Lasting Improvements, Final Report 89


This report considers the effect of the Limitations Act on the areas of adverse possession and lasting improvements under the Law of Property Act. In considering how best to resolve disputes regarding the ownership and use of land, this report looks to the objectives of protecting future ownership of land, ensuring land’s transferability, and preventing the revival of stale claims. Recommendations to avoid the effect of claims being postponed by a continuing course of conduct include to subject […]

AREA OF LAW Limitation of Actions Procedure Property Real Property
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May 29, 2003

Creditor Access to Future Income Plans


This project addresses the question of whether registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs), deferred profit-sharing plans (DPSPs) and registered retirement income funds (RRIFs) should be exempt from the remedies of creditors. The present law is examined in depth, and looks at the conflicting policies relevant to the present study, as well as issues that arise from these conflicts. Issues raised in the memorandum are the pros and cons of whether Alberta law should recognize any exemption […]

AREA OF LAW Corporate and Commercial Personal Property Property
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June 4, 2002

Occupiers’ Liability: Recreational Use of Land, Final Report 81


The Minister of Justice requested this report regarding the liability of occupiers of land to recreational users permitted on their premises without payment of a fee. This is not a typical ALRI report, as a recommendation as to whether this aspect of occupiers’ liability law should be reformed is not given due to a lack of adequate information about the potential problem to be solved and resources to compile that information. The report suggests matters […]

AREA OF LAW Property Real Property
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February 29, 2000

Mortgage Remedies in Alberta, Final Report 70


This report considers mortgages of land in Alberta, and the remedies that the law makes available to both the lender and the borrower in the event of default under such a mortgage. It reviews the existing Alberta law and practices. This report recommends that Alberta retain judicial supervision of the foreclosure actions as it is needed to ensure price adequacy in foreclosure sales in times of fluctuating land prices and ensures fair treatment to parties […]

AREA OF LAW Property Real Property
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June 29, 1994

Mortgage Remedies in Alberta, Report for Discussion 9


This report considers mortgages of land in Alberta, and the remedies that the law makes available to both the lender and the borrower in the event of default under such a mortgage. It reviews the existing Alberta law and practices. This report recommends that Alberta retain judicial supervision of the foreclosure actions as it is needed to ensure price adequacy in foreclosure sales in times of fluctuating land prices and ensures fair treatment to parties […]

AREA OF LAW Property Real Property
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June 2, 1994

Section 195 of the Land Titles Act, Final Report 63


This report recommends that section 195 of the Land Titles Act be amended so that purchasers may rely on the Land Titles Office register. The amended section should make it clear that actual or constructive notice of an off-register interest does not affect a non-fraudulent purchaser who acquires an interest from the registered or caveated owner of the interest. This report contains a draft of an amended section 195. Section 195 protects the purchaser against finding that […]

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February 1, 1993

Towards a New Alberta Land Titles Act, Report for Discussion 8


Section 42 of the Alberta Business Corporations Act (as it was at the time of the writing of this report) made it illegal for a corporation to provide financial assistance to: – a shareholder or director of that corporation or an affiliated corporation; – an associate of any or the above; or – a purchaser of shares of that corporation or an affiliated corporation if that corporation was not “solvent” as defined by the ABCA. The […]

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August 2, 1990

Trade Secrets, Final Report 46


The legal protection of trade secrets is a desirable objective for the law to pursue and requires improvement through the implementation of new civil and criminal law measures. This report recommends the creation of two new statutory torts to protect the plaintiff who is without an agreement that is governed by the general law of contract. The first tort is aimed at industrial espionage in relation to trade secrets and would make the acquisition of […]

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ENACTMENT

Draft statute adopted by Uniform Law Conference of Canada, Victoria, BC, August 1987.

July 1, 1986