The Fatal Accidents Act (at the time of this report’s publication) governed the right of surviving family members to recover non-pecuniary damages such as the loss of guidance, companionship, and care of a family member from someone who wrongfully causes their relative’s death. Section 8 of the Act provided that in the event of the loss of a family member, the following awards will be paid: $3000 to be split by the deceased’s parents; $3000 for the […]
|AREA OF LAW||Constitutional and Public Law Procedure|
|TAGS||guidance, non-pecuniary, compensation, damages, death, loss, recognition, wrongful|
June 2, 1992
This report debates the merits of adding a provision in Alberta that would provide compensation to persons who suffer injury as the result of the criminal acts of others. Among other things, this report considers the nature, extent and administration of a scheme for Alberta, as well as the cost of such a scheme, and makes several recommendations regarding its practical implementation. The ALRI report proposes that, the Legislature of Alberta should create a system […]
|TAGS||compensation, crime, damages, dependant, injury, loss, offence, victim, violent|
Perpetuities Act, SA 1972, c 131 (now RSA 2000, c P-5).
December 1, 1968