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May 13, 2021
Coffee + Counsel: How to Protect Your Business Against Phishing Attacks
Join us for another edition of Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary series that brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to organizations in Alberta. Your questions guide the discussion, and we p...
May 6, 2021
COVID Curveball: Legal Considerations for Amateur Sports Organizations
The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down, postponed and otherwise significantly impacted amateur sports in Alberta. For the foreseeable future, amateur sports organizations will need to alter the delivery of their programs to comply with shifting regulat...
May 5, 2021
The Modernization of Canadian Privacy Law: Where Are We Heading?
Individuals and organizations, both large and small, are increasingly faced with challenging issues in the area of privacy and information handling. Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, seeks to modernize Canadian privacy le...
April 30, 2021
People, Pets + Parking: Pandemic Problems - Part 1
Join Erin Berney and Niall Burke for a complimentary new webinar series designed for Property Managers based on the challenges seen most frequently: people, pets and parking. Have a legal question? Want to learn what other issues are plaguing proper...
April 24, 2021
Short-Term Rentals: Legal Clarifications + Bylaw Considerations
With the development of apps and companies that specialize in direct marketing of short-term rental accommodations, the phenomenon of short term rentals in condominium complexes has become a hot topic. Join lawyer Erin Berney to hear about things to...
April 2021 - 3 min read
No Control, No Liability? Vicarious Liability of Owners of Rented/Leased Vehicles Not Covered by Workers’ Compensation
What happens when the owner isn't covered by the Workers' Compensation Act?
A recent case from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Barz v Driving Force Inc, provides some clarity to the law as it relates to the vicarious liabili...
Canadian Treatment of Construction and Builders Liens On Crown Lands
April 2020 - 10 min read
How to Maintain Control Over Difficult Regulatory Hearings
Serving on a professional regulatory tribunal is one of the highest forms of service to your profession. It is also a big responsibility. As regulatory hearings become more complicated, tribunal members may find themselves involved in longer and mor...
April 2021 - 8 min read
Changes to Post-Secondary Compensation
Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions (Post-Secondary Institutions) Compensation Regulation Extended to More Post-Secondary Executives as of April 1, 2021
On March 24, 2021, the Alberta Government passed an amendment to the Refor...
March 24, 2021
Navigating the Legal Landscape of Condo Insurance
Condo Insurance is complex and can cause headaches for brokers, adjusters, underwriters, condo boards and property managers. Learn how to navigate through the legal landscape of condominium insurance. Join Erin Berney as she presents this virtu...
February 2021 - 5 min read
Discretionary Powers in Contracts: The Duty to Act in Good Faith
Since 2014, Canadian courts and tribunals have struggled with the application of the duty to act honestly in the performance in contractual obligations, recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") in Bhasin v Hrynew. In attempts...
February 2021 - 1 min read
Beer Brand Battle at the 100th Meridian
A Canadian band, The Tragically Hip, has sued a brewer for the use of a beer name that mimics the title of one of the band’s popular songs.Mill Street Brewery, a brand owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev (the world’s largest brewer), has a bee...
February 2021 - 1 min read
New Canadian Entry Requirements
Prime Minister Trudeau announced new legal requirements for entry into Canada in an effort to further curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect Canadians.
Cancellation of Flights
As of January 31, 2021, Canadian airlines have agreed to...
February 2, 2021
Important Professional Regulatory Cases of 2020
Learn about the most important professional regulatory court cases of 2020. What are the key legal trends? What are the strategic and operational implications for regulators?Presented by James Casey, QC and Leanne Monsma, this popular annual webinar...
January 2021 - 3 min read
"I Quit!" - When is a Verbal Resignation Valid?
In Conway v. Griff Building Supplies Ltd., 2020 CarswellBC 3112, an employee was found to have resigned verbally during a meeting, despite failing to provide a formal resignation letter. The Court considered the matter from the ‘pers...
January 2021 - 2 min read
New Year, New Travel Rules, New US Immigration Policy
Canadian Travel Requirements Travel into Canada continues to be regulated (see our previous post with details) and the monthly extension of restrictions remains without any end in sight. In late December 2020 the federal government announced a ...
January 2021 - 6 min read
Deception + the Honest Performance of Contracts
In 2014 the Supreme Court pronounced that good faith contractual performance is a general principle in the common law of contracts and that there is a common law duty applicable to all contracts to act honestly in the performance of obligations;&nbs...
Field Law Announces Five New Partners
The Firm welcomes Anthony Burden, Jason Kully, Lisa Statt Foy, Britt Tetz, and Matthew Turzansky to its partnership.Field Law is pleased to welcome Anthony Burden, Jason Kully, Lisa Statt Foy, Britt Tetz, and Matthew Turzansky as partners of the Fir...
January 2020 - 5 min read
Alberta’s Legislation on Privacy and Protection of Personal Information needs Review: Commissioner
December 2020 - 10 min read
Case Summary: Hannam v Medicine Hat School District No. 76
The Alberta Court of Appeal clarified what is required for a summary judgment/dismissal after Weir-Jones Technical Services Inc. v Purolator Courier Ltd. and concluded that the outcome of the case does not have to be obvious in order for a Court to ...
December 2020 - 9 min read
Case Summary: In re Capital One Consumer Data Sec. Breach Litig.
A U.S. District Court holds that the report of a forensic consultant, engaged on retainer in advance, in response to a data breach is NOT privileged. In re Capital One Consumer Data Sec. Breach Litig., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91736 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E ...
December 17, 2020
The Old is New, Again? Bill 47 and Psychological Health + Safety
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected peoples’ mental health, and its impacts can be felt in the workplace. Occupational health and safety law requires that employers take steps to promote their workers’ psychological well-being. ...
December 2020 - 4 min read
Policy Changes to the TSX Venture Exchange Capital Pool Company Program
On December 1, 2020, the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") announced new policy changes to its "capital pool company" ("CPC") program. The CPC program is a two-step non-traditional listing vehicle that provides private and ...
December 2020 - 5 min read
Alberta Government Announces New Funding Rules for Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Counselling
When the last of the Bill 21 amendments to the Health Professions Act came into force on April 1, 2019, each health regulatory College was required to establish a patient relations program. These programs assist patients who have suffered sexual abu...
November 2020 - 2 min read
New Restrictions = New Lay-Offs? What Employers Need to Know
On November 24, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced additional restrictions in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the province. Effective November 27, 2020, many businesses will be subject to closures, limited capacity, or app...
Alberta introduces significant regulatory amendments to Health Professions Act
November 23, 2020
Understanding + Implementing Bill 46: A Guide for Colleges
Bill 46 represents the most extensive set of amendments to the Health Professions Act (“HPA”) since the legislation came into effect nearly 20 years ago. Bill 46 also represents the fourth major reform to the regulation of...
November 20, 2020
Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act Webinar
Join Field Law, in conjunction with the Alberta Sheriff’s Department, for a webinar on how landlords can deal with undesirable behaviours of tenants located in their communities.Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) is a confidential, co...
The Importance of Notice