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Protection Against Domestic Abuse, Final Report 74


This Report has two primary aims. The first goal is to facilitate the ability of abused individuals to obtain and enforce orders to protect them from their abusers. The process presently in place requires a Court of Queen’s Bench appearance, usually requires lawyers, and can be expensive. The report favours granting with the Provincial Court with the power to issue protection orders. This will lower the cost and expand the geographic accessibility of these orders. […]

AREA OF LAW Constitutional and Public Law Family Law
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February 1, 1997

Business Names Legislation


This paper considers the desirability and design of provincial legislation that pursues the regulation of business names and business name disclosure. Business name regulation is for the purpose of limiting the scope for confusion caused by the use of similar names. Business name disclosure requires that firms that use a business name disclose certain information about themselves to the public. This paper discusses the two objectives of business names legislation and then describes the general […]

AREA OF LAW Corporate and Commercial
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December 4, 1996

Business Names Legislation


This paper considers the desirability and design of provincial legislation that pursues the regulation of business names and business name disclosure. Business name regulation is for the purpose of limiting the scope for confusion caused by the use of similar names. Business name disclosure requires that firms that use a business name disclose certain information about themselves to the public. This paper discusses the two objectives of business names legislation and then describes the general […]

AREA OF LAW Corporate and Commercial
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December 1, 1996

Non-Pecuniary Damages in Wrongful Death Actions, Report for Discussion 12


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
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June 2, 1996

Revision of the Surrogate Rules, Final Report 73


This report aims to amend Alberta’s outdated Surrogate Rules, which govern the procedure for the administration of an estate. A complicated, detailed endeavour, it was completed in partnership with the Surrogate Rules Committee, and focused solely on the procedural statutory provisions involved. Substantive provisions are examined in another project now underway. Some recommendations are: That one court have carriage of all applications dealing with the administration of a given estate so that courtroom efficiency is […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession
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May 29, 1996

Revision of the Surrogate Rules, Report for Discussion 10


This report aims to amend Alberta’s outdated Surrogate Rules, which govern the procedure for the administration of an estate. A complicated, detailed endeavour, it was completed in partnership with the Surrogate Rules Committee, and focused solely on the procedural statutory provisions involved. Substantive provisions are examined in another project now underway. Some recommendations are: That one court have carriage of all applications dealing with the administration of a given estate so that courtroom efficiency is […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession
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May 2, 1996

Reform of the Intestate Succession Act, Report for Discussion 16


A person who dies without a valid will is known as “intestate.” The distribution of such a person’s assets was (at the time of this report’s publication) determined by the Intestate Succession Act, RSA 1980, c I-9. This Act was based on a system of property distribution developed in 1670 (the Statute of Distribution). This report asserts that this scheme of distribution was out of date, and that the will of those who died intestate could be […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession
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January 2, 1996

Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace


This memorandum proposes to reform the duty of accommodation in the workplace. In order to help increase participation in the workforce by disabled person and members of other minority or disadvantaged groups. It proposes a duty of accommodation that would prohibit the exclusion of such persons from particular jobs where it is reasonably possible to provide accommodations that allow them to perform the necessary work. This report recommends the enactment of legislation creating an express […]

AREA OF LAW Constitutional and Public Law Corporate and Commercial
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November 4, 1995

Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace


This memorandum proposes to reform the duty of accommodation in the workplace. In order to help increase participation in the workforce by disabled person and members of other minority or disadvantaged groups. It proposes a duty of accommodation that would prohibit the exclusion of such persons from particular jobs where it is reasonably possible to provide accommodations that allow them to perform the necessary work. This report recommends the enactment of legislation creating an express […]

AREA OF LAW Corporate and Commercial
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November 1, 1995

Division of Pension Benefits Upon Marriage Breakdown


This report is to review the recommendations that were made in Report 48, Matrimonial Property: Division Benefits upon Marriage Breakdown, to see whether and how it should be revised. Report 48 made recommendations for changes in the law to make the division process fairer, more efficient and less costly, and to protect the interests of all concerned, including spouses, other beneficiaries, employers and plan administrators. This memorandum consists of a series of questions which are […]

AREA OF LAW Family Law Marriage & Divorce
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September 4, 1995