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  • Virtual Witnessing of Wills in Alberta Not so Clear

    In Alberta, as in most other provinces, generally wills, powers of attorney and personal directives need to be signed and witnessed in person for the documents to be legally valid.  Our wills legislation allows certain departures from those strict formalities, though anything less than full complian … Read more »

  • COVID-19 Immigration Update

    The US Restricts Immigration On April 20, 2020, President Trump tweeted that he would close down immigration in response to COVID-19.  As this was less than descriptive, a Proclamation was issued on April 22nd to further clarify what exactly those 140 characters meant.  First and foremost, Trump is … Read more »

  • Uncertain Surety: Expiration of a Limitation Against a Principal is not a Defence to a Bond Claim

    Sometimes failing to arbitrate a dispute with a binding arbitration provision can be fatal to a claim under a construction contract, particularly if the limitation period to commence the arbitration has expired.  But, in the case of a project with a performance bond, things can sometimes become more … Read more »

  • Suspended: Condo Time Frames and Rights of Entry

    Condominium corporations face particularly unique challenges due to the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, among other things. In response to these public health restrictions, the Minister of Service Alberta, the Honourable Nate Glubish, issued a Ministerial Order on April 9, 202 … Read more »

  • No Contractors Allowed: Court Calls Condo Matter “Urgent”

    The Ontario Superior Court has just ruled that unit owners allowing third party contractors access to a condominium property to perform non-urgent work in their unit constitutes a matter of urgency. Last week, in York Condominium Corporation No. 419 v Black, 2020 ONSC 2066, a condominium corporation … Read more »