Emma L. Johnston

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Summary Judgment – Confusion in Alberta

Summary judgment has been a hot topic since the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Hryniak v Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 [Hryniak].  Following Hryniak, the high standard of proof previously required for summary judgment was relaxed, and the importance of...

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Bill 6 Update: Working Groups Appointed

The Alberta government has selected members for technical working groups that will develop recommendations for the new Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, formerly known as Bill 6. Each group consists of 12 members, and includes farmers, ranchers,...

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Bill 6: The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act

Student Author: Luke Ross On Thursday December 10, 2015, the Government of Alberta passed Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act. Bill 6 has generated considerable controversy in the Province.  Bill 6 repeals the exemptions for...

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Nuisance and Neighbours

The interplay between farms and neighbouring properties is not an easy one. Many normal farm activities may involve unpleasant noises and odours that impact neighbouring properties. Conceivably these activities could constitute an actionable nuisance. A nuisance is an activity which...

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