The Alberta Law Reform Institute is undertaking a preliminary review of Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act. The Residential Tenancies Act establishes the rights, rules, and obligations that govern the relationship between a landlord and tenant.
ALRI will be conducting several stakeholder engagements with organizations from across the province to determine how the Act is functioning and where it could be improved. The findings from these events will be used to determine the scope of a potential law reform project.
More details about how we select and conduct law reform projects can be found on the About page.
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On Thursday June 22, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released its Consultation Paper on Consumer Protection in the Digital Marketplace.
Visit their website to learn more and download the paper.
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This month we welcomed the opportunity to connect with fellow provincial law reform agencies. The Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada (FOLRAC) held its first in-person conference since 2019 in Toronto in early June. The meeting was an opportunity to network with representatives from our counterparts working on law reform initiatives in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The use of technology and access to justice concerns emerged as common themes underlying much of the work being done across Canada.
Read more at the British Columbia Law Institute website...
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Law Commission of Ontario to host discussion: The ChatGPT Lawyer: Opportunities and Risks of Generative AI for the Legal Professsion
On March 8th, 2023, join the Law Commission of Ontario and the uOttawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society for a 60-minute panel discussion about ChatGPT, generative AI, access to justice, and the legal profession.
Learn more and register here.
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The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) is recommending replacing the Dower Act with new legislation. The Dower Act protects a spouse if the couple’s home is solely owned by the other spouse. It has two features that prevent a non-owner spouse from losing their home unexpectedly:
Some of ALRI’s recommendations are:
See the full report at ALRI's website.
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On August 8th, the Commission released Final Report #143- The Law of Partition and Sale. The full report can be found here. The Executive Summary can be found here.
Visit the Manitoba Law Reform Commission website for more info on their work.