Download Final Report 116, Personal Property Security Law
The Alberta Personal Property Security Act [PPSA] came into force in 1990 and produced a significant improvement in secured transactions in Alberta by removing many of the restrictions and limitations that prevented the use of secured credit.
Since 1990, it has become clear that several areas of the law are in need of reform. Modern online banking, ecommerce and ambiguities in the law contribute to the need for reform. The PPSA also did not anticipate some kinds of disputes that would be litigated in today’s courts and did not provide rules for the resolution of these cases.
Final Report 116, Personal Property Security Law aims to increase certainty in secured transactions law with recommendations to bring the PPSA up-to-date and inline with other Canadian jurisdictions.
Get the report at the Alberta Law Reform Institute's website.
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The British Columbia Law Institute has just published the Report on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act and the Study Paper on Youth Aging into the Community.
Read more at BCLI's website.
The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has released its report on Saskatchewan's Reviewable Transactions Act Report.
Get the report at lawreformcommission.sk.ca.
The Proposals for a Land Charges Act Report has been released.
Get the report at lawreformcommission.sk.ca
On Thursday May 27th, join LCO Executive Director Nye Thomas and Professors Céline Castets-Renard and Teresa Scassa for a panel discussion on Regulating AI.
The panel will discuss recent developments in Ontario, Canada and Europe, including the European Commission’s comprehensive proposal for regulating AI in the European Union.
The Commission released a consultation paper on Presumed Consent Organ Donation.
Comments on this Consultation Paper should reach the Manitoba Law Reform Commission by July 30, 2021.
Visit the Manitoba Law Reform Commission to learn more and get the report.
The Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada (FOLRAC) is thrilled that Canada’s Budget 2021 provides funding for Justice Canada to bring back the Law Commission of Canada. The Budget, released on April 19 by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, promises $18 million over five years (starting in 2021-22) and $4 million ongoing to revive the Law Commission, which was shut down in 2006.
The world has changed since 2006 and today’s legal system presents new challenges – new technologies, changing family and community structures, and recognition of the need for Indigenous justice and issues of systemic racism. Independent law reform agencies exist to tackle these challenges and improve access to justice for all Canadians. Our agencies study complex legal and policy issues, and make recommendations for reform based on extensive research, public consultations, and expert opinion. Our work is non-partisan, principled and forward-looking to identify approaches to important legal issues.
The Law Commission of Canada, as a federally mandated law reform agency, will play an important role in our collaborations and we look forward to working with a federal counterpart on defining and implementing law reforms across Canada and across our many legal frameworks.
“We are delighted by the announcement to restore the Law Reform Commission of Canada in yesterday’s budget,” stated Leah Howie, President of FOLRAC and the Director of the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Independent law reform helps to innovate and drive changes so that our laws reflect the issues we face in Canada; we help make lives better for all Canadians. We look forward to continuing our work with our federal colleagues back at the table.”
FOLRAC was incorporated in 1990 to encourage cooperation among Canadian law reform agencies and to advance the public value of law reform across Canada. It has member agencies in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.