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Target Canada Practice

News broke on January 15, 2015 that all Target stores across Canada would be shutting their doors. This marks the end of a short tumultuous run for the giant retailer in the Canadian marketplace. Target has 133 stores in this country and employs close to 18,000 people. Sadly everyone will be laid off. To complicate [...]

January 16th, 2015|

Supreme Court Of Canada To Rule On Prohibition Of Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide is a criminal offence in Canada pursuant to section 241 of the Criminal Code. In Carter v Canada (Attorney General), 2013 BCCA, 435, the Plaintiffs argued before the British Columbia Court of Appeal that section 241 of the Criminal Code is unconstitutional, and is therefore of no force or effect. The basis for [...]

January 8th, 2015|

Christmas Parenting Schedules

This time of year is always incredibly busy for family law lawyers, as parents quarrel over Christmas parenting arrangements. The stress and uncertainty surrounding Christmas access disputes is heightened by the sheer number of these disputes that end up in court during the month of December, and the resulting difficulty of having the matter heard [...]

December 22nd, 2014|

Holiday Havoc: Travelling With Children Over The Winter Holidays

Travelling over the holidays is stressful: the airports are busy and the border line ups are long; travelers are often carrying more luggage than they normally would; and, everyone is in a rush! When the pressure is on to get to the beautiful, white sand beaches of Hawaii, Montana’s snow-covered mountains or any other international [...]

December 19th, 2014|

Common Law Spouses In Alberta

We are often asked when two people who are in a relationship, living together, but not married become common law spouses. In Alberta, common law spouses are called Adult Interdependent Partners (“AIPs”). The circumstances in which two people are considered AIPS come from Section 3 of the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act, SA 2002, c A-4.5 [...]

December 17th, 2014|

New Family Law Practice Note

Effective December 1, 2014, the Court Of Queen’s Bench will have a new practice note in Calgary only. The new practice note, entitled “Intake, Resolution and Caseflow Management”, will implement a new early resolution and caseflow service to better meet the needs of family litigants. Through this new program, there are some important requirements to [...]

December 12th, 2014|

Harper’s Family Tax Breaks

On November 1, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced several new income tax benefits and credits effective either January 1, 2015 or for the 2014 income tax year. Those relevant to families and family law lawyers include: The Universal Child Care Benefit for parents with children under 6 will increase from $100 to $160 per [...]

December 8th, 2014|

Changes At The Top

The Supreme Court of Canada has seen many changes over the last four years. Prior to last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed four new Judges in the past four years being: Judges Michael Moldaver (2011), Justice Andromache Karakatsanis (2011), Justice Richard Wagner (2012), and Justice Clément Gascon (2014). On November 27, 2014, Ms. [...]

December 5th, 2014|