Regulation of Short-Term Rentals Still To Be Decided

An update on the City of Edmonton’s attempts to better regulate Airbnb-style short-term rentals. This week, the Urban Planning Committee (UPC) met to revisit the issue of short-term rentals, and consider recommendations from City Administration on changes to the Bylaw. Of all the options considered, including development permit requirements, taxation/levies, affordable housing and tourism fees, […] Read More
February 28, 2020

Can Border Officers Search Your Phone?

A few months ago, and despite widespread criticism, the Canadian government passed legislation allowing US border officers to conduct warrant-less searches on Canadian soil. The Pre-Clearance Act implemented a bilateral treaty between Canada and the US, which outlines the circumstances in which either party can examine, inspect and search travelers outside of their jurisdiction (the 2015 Agreement […] Read More

How Memory Issues and Delusional Beliefs Invalidated a Will

When you pass away, your Will can be challenged and declared invalid on the basis that, at the time you made it, you lacked mental capacity. Whether a Testator had the necessary capacity at the time he made his Will is not a simple question. A Testator may live independently, drive a vehicle, and nevertheless […] Read More

Access to Information and Privilege: The Saga Continues

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has provided some much needed guidance on solicitor-client privilege in the context of access to information requests in Edmonton Police Service v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2020 ABQB 10 [EPS]. The Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [FOIPPA] provides individuals with the right to seek […] Read More