Corporate Remedies: Reasonable Expectations of Shareholders

The remedies available to stakeholders in corporate disputes for oppression are some of the most flexible remedies available at law.  Under Alberta’s Business Corporations Act (the “ABCA”), the Court may rectify any act or omission of a corporation, its affiliates, or its directors that results in conduct that is oppressive, or conduct that is unfairly prejudicial to, or that unfairly disregards the interests of, any security holder, creditor, director or officer.  The powers of the Court in these circumstances include,

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Congratulations Sarah!

We are proud to announce that Sarah McFadyen has been Admitted to the Bar and welcome her as an Associate with the firm.  Please see Sarah’s full bio here.

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McCuaig Desrochers LLP Vaccination Policy

McCuaig Desrochers LLP’s priority is the health and safety of our clients and staff. With a safe workplace, we can ensure that our lawyers and staff are able to continue providing the highest level of legal service. In keeping with our commitment to safety, we have implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy at our office premises. Our policy applies to lawyers, staff, and clients alike. We continue to offer meetings by way of virtual / videoconference technology.  Should an in

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Second Chance Comes for Would-be Sponsors of Parents & Grandparents

On September 23, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizen Canada began the work of sending out invitations for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents or grandparents for Canadian permanent resident status. By October 4, the round of invitation ended with enough invitations sent out to meet the department’s goal of receiving 30,000 additional complete parent/grandparent sponsorship applications, the highest number of applications accepted in a year since 2014 – when limits were first applied to the intake of

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Welcome Olivia and Monika

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to welcome both Olivia Wang and Monika Sharma as articling students. Prior to attending law school, Olivia received her Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction in finance from the University of Alberta School of Business in 2018. She obtained her Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2021. Olivia volunteered with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, Pro Bono Students Canada, and Student Legal Services during law school. Monika received her Juris

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Congratulations Daniela!

We are proud to announce that Daniela Perez Taylor has been Admitted to the Bar and welcome her as an Associate. To view Daniela’s bio please click here.

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Temporary resident to permanent resident pathways: updates and new work permit availability

As we’ve previously written about, earlier this year Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Marco Mendicino, announced four new temporary public policies that provide pathways to permanent residents for four groups of temporary residents currently working in Canada.  The new pathways were introduced as a means of maintaining immigration levels in the face of COVID-19 travel restrictions, making it easier for educated and experienced workers currently inside Canada to obtain permanent resident status. These temporary pathways opened on May 6,

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Important August 31 deadline looms for certain out-of-status foreign nationals in Canada

Certain individuals currently inside Canada with expired temporary resident status have until August 31, 2021 to apply for a restoration of their status as a worker, student, or visitor under an existing temporary policy. The policy provides a temporary exemption from the usual requirement that a worker, student, or visitor must apply for a restoration within 90 days of their loss of their temporary resident status. Introduced on July 14, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary public

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Alberta’s Reconstruction of its Builders’ Lien Legislation

Alberta has a new builders’ lien Act coming into force in July of 2022, the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the “New Act”). The New Act will have significant implications on Alberta’s longstanding construction industry practices. The major changes from the Builders’ Lien Act (the “Old Act”) to the New Act can be summarized as follows: Introduction of a new prompt payment regime. Introduction of new adjudication procedure for payment related claims. Modification of lien registration periods, holdback periods

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Welcome Daniela Perez Taylor

McCuaig Desrochers is pleased to welcome Daniela Perez Taylor to the firm for a temporary articling position for 3 months. Daniela has been a student with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, and through our relationship with this great organization, we welcome her to the office to gain some added experience and to assist our clients over the spring and summer months.

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