Alberta Law Reform Institute makes its Final Reports, Reports for Discussion, and Consultation Memoranda available on CanLII
The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) is excited to announce that its most of its publications are now available on CanLII!
ALRI's publications will continue to be freely available on its website at www.alri.ualberta.ca but will now be accessible on Canada's most popular virtual legal library.
See ALRI's announcement here.
Kevin Zakreski of the British Columbia Law Institute talks to the Lawyer's Daily about their latest report Report on Governance Issues for Stratas. The Report makes 81 recommendations for reform of stratas.
Download BCLI's Report on Governance Issues for Stratas.
Read the full article by the Lawyer's Daily here.
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The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan publishes Final Report on Assisted Reproduction & Parentage
The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan published its Final Report on Assisted Reproduction & Parentage on January 1, 2019.
See the report at their website.
BCLI has released its Report on the Employment Standards Act. The 300-page report contains 71 recommendations for changes to the Act to address contemporary and evolving circumstances in the 21st-century workplace. The Employment Standards Actapplies to the majority of employees in BC. It sets minimum standards for most aspects of employment relationships except occupational health and safety and collective bargaining.
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On October 11th and 12th, the Alberta Law Reform Institute [ALRI] will hosted law reformers from across Canada at the bi-annual symposium of the Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada [FOLRAC]. Representatives from law reform agencies and commissions in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Alberta worked together on a shared mission of advancing law reform in Canada.
This Year's Agenda
For two days, participants tackled the challenges of decision-making in various areas of law reform including media strategy, professional networking, and expanding the ways in which law reform agencies engage and consult with the public and legal community. The Symposium concluded with a talk by University of Alberta Law Professor Hadley Friedland who was invited to speak at this year's symposium. Professor Friedland led a rigorous discussion around the role of law reform agencies in responding to the calls-to-action issued by Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
More than four decades ago, FOLRAC started as an informal meeting of law reform representatives that gathered together during the annual meetings of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. These meetings evolved into structured events where law reformers shared their experiences, discussed challenges and successes, and assisted each other in carrying out their work.
FOLRAC officially incorporated in 1990 and since then there have been twelve meetings and symposiums held across Canada. Agenda topics vary widely and have included social media, plain language, online consultations, and public engagement among others.
The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has posted a new consultation paper on the Land Charges Act. The paper - Tentative Proposals for a Land Charges Act - is part of the Commission's project on real property security law in Saskatchewan. The consultation period runs until February 15, 2019.
Read the consultation and have your say.
Important activities by Canadian Law Reform Agencies.