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Police Record Checks

A police record check is a search of police databases to determine if they contain any entries (information) relating to an individual. Many employers, volunteer organizations and others use police record checks as a screening tool. That is, they use police record checks to assess applicants’ suitability for opportunities. Determining what information should be disclosed in the results of a police record check involves balancing public safety interests with an applicant’s privacy and human rights. […]

AREA OF LAW Constitutional and Public Law Landlord and Tenant
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FORMAT Publications
FILE Police-Record-Checks-Prelim-Research.pdf

May 28, 2020

Criminal Trial Proceedings, Final Report 100

The process for conducting a criminal trial may be complicated by differing processes and rules in different locations. Part of the difficulty is attributable to a complex system of rule-making authority for criminal matters. Some provisions are prescribed by the Criminal Code while other processes may be set by the court in question. The Alberta Law Reform Institute identified three specific areas in which non-standardized matters were particularly problematic: Charter Issues “ The content of […]

AREA OF LAW Administration of Justice Court Rules & Procedure Courts Procedure
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FILE FR100.pdf

August 1, 2012

Criminal Appeal Procedures, Final Report 101

The criminal appeal process is complex and not well understood. It derives from a number of sources, which are not always consistent and not always clear. Personal freedom and liberty are crucial. The stakes are high for anyone convicted of an offense. Prompt access to an appeal system that is clear and comprehensive is critical. The challenge accepted by the Alberta Law Reform Institute, and taken up by its working group of judges, prosecutors, defense […]

AREA OF LAW Administration of Justice Court Rules & Procedure Courts
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FILE FR101.pdf

Defences to Provincial Charges, Final Report 39

This report deals with charges of “provincial offences” which are offences under “enactments” (e.g. Alberta statutes, orders-in-council, regulations and municipal by-laws). True criminal offences are covered by the Criminal Code of Canada and some other federal legislation. A draft of proposed amendments to the Summary Convictions Act is attached. This report recommends that the three categories of regulatory offences (mens rea, absolute liability, and strict liability) be retained and that tests for them are established […]

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FILE fr039.pdf

March 1, 1984