Alberta Firearms Act is what the province needs

Bill 8, the Alberta Firearms Act, took effect when it received royal assent on March 28, 2023. After years of attacks by Ottawa on law-abiding gun owners, the Act gives Alberta the tools it needs to regulate and administer firearms.

What you should know about the charge of luring a child

When a 39-year-old man went to a Calgary LRT station two years he thought he was going to meet a 15-year-old girl he had been chatting with online in order to have sex, according to a news report. 

SCC judgment reinforces fundamental legal principles

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) reinforces the legal principle that the Crown must present clear evidence to win a criminal conviction. It also shows the value of having effective defence counsel at trial.

Do not carry a concealed weapon in Alberta

People living in Alberta may wonder if they can carry some sort of concealed weapon with them when they go out in public, especially at night.

You have the right to protect yourself, within limits

A high-profile case in rural Alberta has raised questions about citizens’ rights to self-defence. In March 2020, two men stopped their truck on a public road near a farmer’s property. The landowner called his son and told him to bring a gun because he was concerned they were there to steal property.

Alberta’s IRS program puts efficiency ahead of fairness

The Alberta government claims that changes to the province’s impaired driving laws made at the end of 2020 “will keep our roads safer by providing serious and immediate consequences for all impaired drivers.” 

Criminal breach of trust usually involves employee theft

A criminal breach of trust occurs when someone abuses a position of authority for self-benefit and against the interests of the person to whom they owe the duty of trust. This charge is most commonly laid where an employee steals from their employer.

Catalytic converter thefts in Alberta

The theft of catalytic converters is on the rise across Canada, and Alberta is no exception. In 2021, there were 4,797 reported catalytic converter thefts in Alberta with 2,647 in Edmonton.

Fraud in Alberta has moved online

You can be charged with fraud if police believe you committed an offence where a person or the public was defrauded of any property, money or valuable security or service.

Intimate partner violence in Alberta

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as any violent, threatening, dominating, coercive or controlling behaviour between past or present partners.

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