Personal Injury

August 20, 2016

Bill 6: Changes to WCB Coverage in the Farm & Ranch Industry

On December 10, 2015, the Alberta government passed an amended Bill 6: Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act (“Act”).  It was proclaimed to come into effect on January 1, 2016. The new rules in this Act have some […]
October 15, 2009

Alberta’s Appellant and Superior Courts

The Court of Queen’s Bench In previous editions of this column, I described how Canada’s Courts are structured in a hierarchy and how the Supreme Court of Canada is at the top of the hierarchy. Underneath the Supreme Court, there […]
September 16, 2009

Alberta Provincial Court

Introduction In the last edition of this column, I described how Canada’s Courts are structured in a hierarchy and how the Supreme Court of Canada is at the top of the hierarchy. Underneath the Supreme Court, there is a Federal […]
August 24, 2009

Canada’s Court System – The Federal Court System

Introduction The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, P.C. has noted “A strong and independent judiciary guarantees that governments act in accordance with our Constitution. Judges give effect to our laws and give meaning to our […]