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Cannabis Legalization - The Devil in the Details

There are likely to be many interesting implications relating to the legalization of adult use cannabis. While we're still waiting for...

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign

October 16th is election day for municipalities and school boards across Alberta and campaign signs are popping up everywhere. But what...

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The definition of "public servant"!

Complaining about government and those who work for it is something of a national pastime. No doubt there are some bad apples, but this...

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Kanye v Lloyd's and Lloyd's v Kanye

Kanye West and his company, Very Good Touring, filed a claim under their Lloyd's policies for concerts cancelled due to Kanye's mental...

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Mixing Business With Friendship Requires Caution

How does that saying go - "it's nothing personal, it's just business"?  

Perhaps it is easier for many of us to say that to people we do...

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Right to Know Week - Forums in Edmonton and Calgary

September 25th to October 1st is Right to Know Week across Canada and in approximately 40 countries around the world.  

Right to Know Week...

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Trial Delays - Is Jordan Helping?

In R v Jordan, a decision released last year, the Supreme Court of Canada imposed a framework to determine whether an accused was tried...

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Recruiting Lone Nuts and First Followers

Every few years, I come back to this great video.  The premise is how to truly start a movement in your organization - how to take a...

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Legal fees covered by donations

The legal fee for Nenshi to be defended in a $6,000,000 defamation suit against him came to $284,835.07.  This was to settle the claim,...

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R.W. Hay Award for Rural Administrative Excellent

Do you know an outstanding rural administrator in Alberta?  Consider nominating them for an AAMDC R.W. Hay Award.

The AAMDC extends an invitation to member municipalities to nominate outstanding rural administrators for the R.W. Hay Award for Rural...…

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Leaks in the Trump White House and Game of Thrones? Does all the US news coverage on information leaks have you curious about Employee Confidentiality?

Below is a link to an Article I wrote for the IPM Member's Quarterly in the Spring of 2015, which contains a handy summary of the basics,...

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Privacy Considerations with Apps

It is important to read the terms and conditions of any apps that you download to your smartphone or other electronic devices. Often in...

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The Five Minute Favour

I don't know about you, but I have been the recipient of the "five minute favour." As Adam Grant says in the below article, it can be...

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Women of Influence

It is wonderful for Real Estate Forum magazine to focus on influential women in their latest edition as women continue to be...

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Election Day is coming! A quick guide for municipal and school board employers.

With the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections taking place in Alberta this October, we have received lots of inquiries about...

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Insurers lead the way for global standards

It is interesting that insurers have set the standards for various industries throughout history, cyber security being the latest. There...

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What if One of Your Employees was Shown on the News Marching with White Supremacists?

Not a pretty picture or thought but it raises the very serious question of where the line is drawn on employer discipline or termination...

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Volunteer Opportunities with Junior Achievement

I am proud to have served on the Board/Advisory Council of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT since 2009.  One of the best...

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Closing the Gender Gap

I am proud to be a member of CREW Network, and the Edmonton CREW Chapter, the leading producer of research on women in commercial real...

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Report material changes to your insurer

It is important to report material changes to your insurer. This is true for all of your insurers, residential and commercial, not just...

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Ready for Her Guide

The Ministry of Status of Women has developed a guide for women considering running for municipal office in the 2017 municipal elections....

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Was I Convicted? Why do you ask?

Pre-employment criminal record disclosure is always an interesting debate.  On one hand there may be valid security or safety issues...

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SCC LOWERS STANDARD FOR PROVING MENTAL INJURIES

In Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28, the Supreme Court of Canada recently lowered the standard of proof for a mental injury. In Saadati,...

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Saskatchewan Mayors Descend on University of Regina for Leadership Camp

We're proud to work with many municipalities in Saskatchewan.  Looking forward to hearing more about their experiences.

Dozens of mayors and deputy mayors from municipalities across Saskatchewan are at the University of Regina this week for an exercise in...…

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As a Councillor, You Cannot Be "Back-Filled"

A balanced and thoughtful piece by @Paulatics on a public policy issue municipalities across Canada will need to grapple with

On Wednesday, the executive committee of Edmonton city council will debate a groundbreaking new policy proposal — extended parental leave...…

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"Living Wages" and Creative Compensation

Money isn't everything to your employees, but it is important.  And as an employer you cannot always pay more to get more.  But a...

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Occupational Health and Safety System Review

For employers concerned about the implications of increased medical marijuana use and impending legalization on workplace safety, here is...

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When is a meeting a "meeting"?

Municipal councils may act only by resolution or bylaw passed at a duly constituted meeting. The draft Council and Council Committee...

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Celebrating Municipal Excellence

Congratulations to all of this year's winners for continuing to raise the bar in municipal service delivery.

Since 2002, this annual award program has encouraged municipalities to share their successes by recognizing accomplishments in the...…

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HR Leaders Summit 2017

Thrilled to be invited to speak at this year's HR Leaders Summit in Toronto, November 13-14.  Hope to see you there!

Fort McMurray, 2016: “The Beast” wildfire staked its grim claim as the largest natural disaster in Canadian history.

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A Court's Assessment of Reasonable Notice Entitlement

Interesting observation and food for thought. However, this approach must be carefully weighed against an employer's interest in securing...

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Join me at this Amazing Event!

.@brownleellp already has our tables purchased, and tickets are selling fast!  I have heard Kim Campbell speak before ... prepare to be...

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Second Round of MGA Regulation

Don't forget to review and provide your input on the second round of regulations for the Municipal Government Act. 

This group of...

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