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New Rules and Procedures for Alberta Commissioners for Oaths

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Effective April 30, 2015, commissioners for oaths in Alberta are governed by the new Notaries and Commissioners Act, SA 2013, c. N-5.5, and Commissioners for Oaths Regulation, Alta Reg 219/2014. The previous Commissioners for Oaths Act, RSA 2000, c. C-20, is repealed. There are several important features of the new legislation. Commissioners must still endorse […]

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Good Faith and Honest Contracting – Impacts of Bhasin v. Hrynew on Land Agreements

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

In 1796, George Washington’s presidential farewell letter included the advice, “that honesty is always the best policy.” Curiously, since Confederation, honesty has never been an established principle of Canadian contract law. As polite as Canadians may be, they reserved the right to be self-serving when it came to contract performance. This has changed. In November 2014, the Supreme […]

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Well Allocation Agreements Presentation Slides

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

During the 2012 CAPLA Conference in May, Tracey Stock gave a presentation on Well Allocation Agreements. The slides from the presentation are now available for viewing from the link below. Presentation slides

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Trust Agreements and Trust Declarations

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Trust agreements and trust declarations are some of the most common business tools being used in the Canadian oil and gas industry. However, many people drafting, executing, and administering these tools are not aware of their importance and the best practices for their use. This article will shed a bit of light on key issues […]

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