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Bill 2: An Act to make Alberta open for business

On May 27, 2019, Alberta’s newly elected United Conservative Party government introduced Bill 2 and approved an Order in Council, making the Employment Standards (Minimum Wage) Amendment Regulation. If passed, Bill 2 will make amendments to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code. Bill 2 reintroduces a number of provisions that were changed or […]

FCA releases new rules for crowdfunding platforms

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its in Policy Statement (PS19/14) on 4 June 2019, outlining new rules for loan based (‘peer-to-peer’) platforms. Why the new rules? The final rules follow on from, and are broadly in line with, the FCA’s proposals in the consultation it launched in July 2018 in CP18/20. The FCA’s aim […]

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Row between barristers and solicitors erupts over legal aid cuts deal

Barristers on the Northern Circuit are leading opposition to a controversial deal between criminal bar leaders and the government cut last week in a bid to settle a dispute over ministers’ plans to slash legal aid rates. An extraordinary general meeting of the Criminal Bar Association has been called for this Wednesday, with Northern Circuit […]

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