Labour + Employment Year in Review

Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.

Click the links below for more information and to register for these complimentary events:

  • Part 1 (Labour, Occupational Health + Safety and Immigration)
  • Part 2 (Privacy, Employment and Human Rights)
Push it to the Limit: Amendments to the Provincial Court Act

On December 6, the Justice Statutes Amendment Act passed the first reading in the legislature, bringing drastic changes to the Alberta civil division (“small claims”) process one step closer to law. They will not be that “small” for much longer.

While the increased civil claims limit will not be effective until designated by regulation, the proposed increase from $50,000 to $200,000 opens up the Provincial Court to larger and more complex cases.

This significant increase in the claim limit is meant to reduce pressure on courts and allow more Albertans to file claims in Provincial Court. But what impacts will that have?

2022 Community Fund Program

Over the last ten years the Program has awarded funds to support 128 individuals, organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. With $75,000 awarded in 2022, we are excited to have donated $760,000 in support of these local projects to date. Thank you for helping to make a difference in your community by submitting your pay-it-forward Ideas.

Supporting our community has never been more important, and this year 130 amazing applications were submitted. Over 28,000 votes were cast, three judging panels met, and we now have our winners!