Monthly Archives: May 2011

Saskatchewan oil and gas land titles case confirms the basic principles: a volunteer cannot take the benefit of a registrar’s error

PDF version: Saskatchewan oil and gas land titles case confirms the basic principles: a volunteer cannot take the benefit of a registrar’s error  Case commented on: Ronald Olney (Executor of the estate of Kenneth Olney) v Great-West Life Assurance Company … Continue reading

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Perennial Problem of Section 8 of the Interest Act

PDF version: Perennial Problem of Section 8 of the Interest Act  Case considered: Equitable Trust Co. v. Lougheed Block Inc., 2011 ABQB 193 This is one of several recent cases concerning the Lougheed Building at 604 – 1st Street SW … Continue reading

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The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) launches its new website: a valuable source for researching the law of Alberta

PDF version: The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) launches its new website: a valuable source for researching the law of Alberta  Website commented on: The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI), http://http://www.alri.ualberta.ca/ The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) is the official … Continue reading

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The Practice (not theory) of Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

PDF version: The Practice (not theory) of Avoiding Conflicts of Interest Cases commented on: Novotny v. LePan, 2011 ABQB 205, R. v. Lewis, 2011 ABQB 227 As I have written about previously on this blog (e.g., here), the question of … Continue reading

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There’s no right to absolute privacy when you want to build something in a city

PDF version: There’s no right to absolute privacy when you want to build something in a city  Case commented on: Edmonton (City) v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2011 ABQB 226 There is no absolute right to privacy in the … Continue reading

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Compensation for cancelled oil sands rights under the terms of the draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

PDF version: Compensation for cancelled oil sands rights under the terms of the draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan  Documents commented on: Draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan 2011 – 2021, Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan; Proposed Lower Athabasca Integrated Regional Plan … Continue reading

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Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases Arises Yet Again

PDF version: Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases Arises Yet Again  Case commented on: 375850 Alberta Ltd. v Noel, 2011 ABQB 218 Recently, in the decision of Lockerbie & Hole Industrial Inc. v Alberta (Human Rights and Citizenship, Director), … Continue reading

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A single window for the permitting of energy projects in Alberta: who will look out for the chickens?

PDF version: A single window for the permitting of energy projects in Alberta: who will look out for the chickens?  Report commented on: Enhancing Assurance: Developing an integrated energy resources regulator, a discussion document, May 2011 In a discussion paper … Continue reading

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Leon’s Furniture and Privacy: When is it Unreasonable to be Reasonable?

PDF version: Leon’s Furniture and Privacy: When is it Unreasonable to be Reasonable?  Case considered: Leon’s Furniture Limited v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2011 ABCA 94 This significant privacy case illustrates some of the difficulties courts (and many lawyers … Continue reading

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Alberta’s CCS Disposition Scheme: the Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation

PDF version: Alberta’s CCS Disposition Scheme: the Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation  Regulation commented on: Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation, A.R. 68/2011 The provincial government is making steady progress in implementing its plan to put in place a legal and regulatory framework … Continue reading

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