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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 LAWAdministration of Justice Court Rules & Procedure Courts
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FILEFR101.pdf

August 1, 2012

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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FILEtribunalinventory.pdf

September 8, 2011

Class Actions


This report makes recommendations to reform the existing procedure for handling a class action and proposes that Alberta enact a modern class actions statute based on the Canadian model that has been enacted in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia. Primary recommendations would add a procedure to the existing procedural framework for handling litigation involving multiple plaintiffs having the same or similar claims against the same defendant. Ancillary recommendations would add a procedure for handling litigation […]

AREA OF LAWAdministration of Justice Administrative Law Constitutional and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Court Rules & Procedure Courts Limitation of Actions Procedure
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FILECM9.pdf

December 4, 2000

Class Actions, Final Report 85


This report makes recommendations to reform the existing procedure for handling a class action and proposes that Alberta enact a modern class actions statute based on the Canadian model that has been enacted in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia. Primary recommendations would add a procedure to the existing procedural framework for handling litigation involving multiple plaintiffs having the same or similar claims against the same defendant. Ancillary recommendations would add a procedure for handling litigation […]

AREA OF LAWAdministration of Justice Corporate and Commercial Court Rules & Procedure Courts Procedure
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FORMAT Publications
FILEfr085.pdf

December 1, 2000

Class Actions


This report makes recommendations to reform the existing procedure for handling a class action and proposes that Alberta enact a modern class actions statute based on the Canadian model that has been enacted in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia. Primary recommendations would add a procedure to the existing procedural framework for handling litigation involving multiple plaintiffs having the same or similar claims against the same defendant. Ancillary recommendations would add a procedure for handling litigation […]

AREA OF LAWProcedure
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FORMAT Publications
FILEcm009.pdf

Powers & Procedures for Administrative Agencies: MODEL CODE


The final product that arises from this consultation will be a comprehensive Model Code of Powers and Procedures, and an accompanying Annotation that sets out important case law that supplements or clarifies the rules. The Code will clarify the powers that already exist under the common law, and provide for additional powers necessary to the efficient and effective functioning of agencies. The code will not be a rigid set of rules that apply to every […]

AREA OF LAWAdministration of Justice Court Rules & Procedure Courts Procedure
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FORMAT Publications
FILECM6.pdf

April 4, 1999

Report on Referees, Research Paper 18


A referee is a person appointed to decide a specific, circumscribed question of fact. This person submits a report to the judge, who may decide to either accept or reject that report. In Alberta (at the time of publication), Masters in Chambers were official referees in all courts, and clerks and deputy clerks are official referees in the Provincial court, and could act as referees when required by the Court of Queen’s Bench. Outside of […]

AREA OF LAWAdministration of Justice Constitutional and Public Law
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FILERPNo.18.pdf

February 3, 1990

Judicial Review of Administrative Action: Application for Judicial Review, Final Report 40


This report address the problem of a person who wants judicial review of an administrative decision, action or refusal. There is a variety of procedures to choose from, but if the wrong choice is made there is the possibility of delay, incurred cost, and loss of remedy. This report recommends substituting the several existing procedures with one simple procedure in which the claimant can obtain any and all of the judicial review remedies to which […]

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ENACTMENT

Court of Queen’s Bench Amendment Act, 1987, SA 1987, c 17 (now Court of Queen’s Bench Act, RSA 2000, c C-31).

March 2, 1984