Michael J. Morcom

Partner | Calgary


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Case Summary: Krayzel Corp. v. Equitable Trust Co., 2016, S.C.C. 18 (released 2016-05-06)

This is the first decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to assess whether “incentive rates” (i.e., where the interest rate secured by a mortgage is reduced if the mortgagor does not default) violate section 8 of the Interest Act,...


Bill 6 Update: Deadlines and Regulations on the Horizon

The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, referenced by most in Alberta as Bill 6, was passed into law on December 10, 2015.  As most will remember, Bill 6 repealed the existing exemptions for farm and ranch workers...


Changes to the Guarantees Acknowledgement Act (Alberta)

Until now, Alberta law required that a personal guarantee be executed with the assistance of a notary public. Effective April 30, 2015, a notary public can no longer execute the certificate required by Alberta law. The certificate must be executed...