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Interprovincial Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents, Report 32


Substitute decision-making documents (also called powers of attorney, proxies, personal directives, etc…) delegate authority to one person to act on behalf of another with respect to financial, property or legal affairs and/or personal or health care matters. A valid substitute decision-making document must conform to the laws of the jurisdiction where it is executed. Execution requirements, however, are not uniform across jurisdictions. As a result, a substitute decision-making document may not be recognized outside of […]

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December 1, 2017

2017 Alberta Cohabitation Survey Results


In conjunction with its project on property division for common law couples and adult interdependent partners, ALRI partnered with the Population Research Lab at the University of Alberta to carry out a survey of Albertans’ attitudes and expectations towards cohabitation and property division. The survey resulted in 1,200 responses and helped guide the recommendations in Report for Discussion 30 – Property Division for Common Law Couples and Adult Interdependent Partners. Donna Fong, Rosanna Shih, and Dr. […]

AREA OF LAW Family Law Marriage & Divorce
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September 8, 2017

2017 Alberta Cohabitation Survey Results


In conjunction with its project on property division for common law couples and adult interdependent partners, ALRI partnered with the Population Research Lab at the University of Alberta to carry out a survey of Albertans’ attitudes and expectations towards cohabitation and property division. The survey resulted in 1,200 responses and helped guide the recommendations in Report for Discussion 30 – Property Division for Common Law Couples and Adult Interdependent Partners. Donna Fong, Rosanna Shih, and Dr. […]

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September 3, 2017

Perpetuities Law: Abolish or Reform?, Report 29


Perpetuities law is a complex set of legal rules designed to prevent people from indefinitely tying up land and assets for an excessive period of time so that future generations cannot deal freely with the property. But has the time come to abolish perpetuities law in Alberta? Do other modern legal rules now exist which could handle the situation better or more simply? Or should perpetuities law be retained but extensively reformed? Have your say […]

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April 1, 2016

Alberta Non-Profit Corporations: Getting Legislation that Helps


In April 2013, The Muttart Foundation hosted a consultation conference in Banff, Alberta. The Alberta Law Reform Institute had the opportunity to meet with more than thirty experts from Non-Profit sectors across Canada, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom to exchange information and discuss the issues that Alberta Non-Profits face. This report summarizes the consultation and will be invaluable in guiding our recommendations in reforming the primary non-profit corporate legislation in Alberta, the Societies […]

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February 3, 2015

Alberta Non-Profit Corporations: Getting Legislation that Helps


In April 2013, The Muttart Foundation hosted a consultation conference in Banff, Alberta. The Alberta Law Reform Institute had the opportunity to meet with more than thirty experts from Non-Profit sectors across Canada, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom to exchange information and discuss the issues that Alberta Non-Profits face. This report summarizes the consultation and will be invaluable in guiding our recommendations in reforming the primary non-profit corporate legislation in Alberta, the Societies […]

AREA OF LAW Corporate and Commercial
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September 8, 2013

Administrative Adjudicative Decisions: Statutory Review Mechanisms Tribunal Inventory


In 2010, the Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) considered whether to undertake a project regarding the diversity of statutory review mechanisms available in Alberta for reviewing or appealing adjudicative decisions made by administrative tribunals. These tribunals include any administrative board, commission, agency or other body which exercises adjudicative decision-making power under provincial legislation. For the purpose of its deliberations, ALRI dedicated research time to prepare a detailed inventory of such tribunals and their statutory review […]

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September 8, 2011

Transition to the New Rules of Court


This paper outlines the transition provisions and how the new rules will affect existing proceedings. In particular there are three types of transition provision that govern: when specific new rules will not apply to certain proceedings, when specific former rules will continue in force, and what to do when time periods are different under the new rules.

AREA OF LAW Alternate Dispute Resolution
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October 1, 2010

Report on a Succession Consolidation Statute-Alberta Statutory Provisions, Final Report 87 Appendix A


We have also taken the information contained in Appendix A and organized it in an alternative format according to broad subject area. For those who might be interested, the document is found here.

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December 29, 2001

Conference Materials, International Invitational Conference on Matrimonial and Child Support, 27-30 May 1981, Research Paper 14


This report is a summary of a conference held to discuss the results of Research Paper #13, Matrimonial Support Failures: Reasons, Profiles and Perceptions of Individuals Involved. The report includes four speeches given at that conference, viz.: “Paying of Maintenance in Sweden,” by Anders Agell; “Matrimonial Support Failures: Reasons, Profiles, and Perceptions of Individuals Involved, a Commentary,” by Judith Cassetty; “Maintenance in Britain,” by Colin Gibson; and “The Economics of Divorce: Social and Economic Consequences […]

AREA OF LAW Children Family Law Marriage & Divorce
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October 3, 1982