Julia S. Amelio

Associate | Edmonton


Portrait of Julia S. Amelio

Giving corporate assets by will

One cannot give away what one does not own. This concept is so fundamental that it should go without saying. The same is true for the principle of corporate separateness; that is, a corporation is a distinct legal person from...


Updates to Bill 37: Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020

On April 8, 2021, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 62, Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act. The Bill passed its first reading the same day. If Bill 62 receives royal assent, it will bring further changes to the Builders’ Lien...


Alberta’s new impaired driving laws

The Provincial Administrative Penalties Act (the “Act”) came into force on December 1, 2020. The Government of Alberta has stated the purpose of the Act is to simplify its existing impaired driving programs and strengthen its impaired driving laws. The...


Personal planning during a pandemic

Many provinces and territories are starting to re-open after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, with increased activity comes increased risk of injury, so now is the perfect time to review your personal affairs. Having the right...


Bill 32: Alberta’s proposed Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act

On July 7, 2020, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 32: Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, 2020 (the “Bill”). This Bill proposes to amend Alberta’s Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code. The stated purpose of the Bill is...