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    Devin is a partner based in our Calgary office and has a practice focused on commercial transactions and real estate law, including purchase/sale transactions, financing, corporate matters, condominium work, commercial and ...

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Protection for commercial tenants, similar to what was previously announced in British Columbia, is now potentially coming to Alberta. See the Alberta government’s news release, dated June 16, 2020. On June 16, 2020, the Alberta government introduced Bill 23: the Commercial Tenancies Protection Act, which is intended to protect commercial tenants from evictions and ...

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across Canada have put measures in place to slow the spread, but which have also had a significant impact on business. The purpose of this post is to provide an overview of the powers available to the Government of Alberta to respond to the pandemic, and most notably, those available under the Alberta Emergency Management Act ...

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Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of businesses are seeking some form of rent relief from their landlords.

When negotiating a rent relief agreement, there is a balance to be struck between providing meaningful relief to a tenant so that its business has a better chance of long term survival, while still allowing the landlord to meet its ongoing ...

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In December 2017, Royal Assent was given to Bill 26: An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis (“Bill 26”).  Bill 26 amends the Gaming and Liquor Act (Alberta) and regulates both the retail sale and commercial distribution of cannabis in Alberta. We are aware that there is a great deal of excitement in this area, with many rushing to be well positioned when legalization ...

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A number of the amendments to the Condominium Property Act (Alberta) (the “Act”) that were contained in the Condominium Property Amendment Act, 2014 (the “Amendment Act”) came into force on January 1, 2018, with a second set scheduled to come into force on April 1, 2018. The changes contained in the Amendment Act include a notable increase in the obligations that the ...

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