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PROBATE – ALBERTA SURROGATE COURT UPDATE

We were pleased to review the Minutes of the Town Hall Meeting by the Surrogate Rules Advisory Committee. This meeting was held May 7, 2018 at the Calgary Court House. Chief Justice Moreau complimented the clerks and court staff for greatly improving the turnaround times for processing applications. Specifically of interest, we are pleased to…
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City of Calgary – Firepit Rules And Safety

Backyard firepits are a popular accessory with many homes in the City of Calgary, especially in the summer months. Others, find them to be a nuisance, such as persons with respiratory illnesses. Firepits remain popular, and over 70% of respondents in a recent Calgary Herald poll were against a ban. Firepits are legal in Calgary…
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ALBERTA – HOUSEHOLD CANNABIS FRAMEWORK AND LEGISLATION

The Federal Government has set a summer deadline for the legalization of Marijuana in Canada. The Senate may hold a vote by June 7th, paving the way for the passing of Bill C-45. The Alberta Cannabis Framework outlines what Albertans can expect when cannabis becomes legal in our province by summer 2018. After months of…
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Alberta – Supported Decision-Making Authorization

A Supported Decision-Making Authorization (SDMA) allows an individual to authorize someone he or she trusts (the supporter) to help with his or her personal decisions. The authorization allows the supporter to access relevant information that might otherwise be protected under privacy laws (e.g. information from a pharmacist about potential drug interactions related to the individual’s…
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