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Title: Institute of Law Research and Reform, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta - Annual Report, 1978-1979
Corporate Author: University of Alberta
Institute of Law Research and Reform
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6Q 2H5, Canada
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This annual report covers the period from July 1, 1978, to June 30, 1979, and reviews the research pursued during this time and its contribution to Alberta legislation.
Abstract: The institute's work is compared to that of law reform commissions in other parts of Canada. Personnel responsibilities and authority is delineated and Alberta government action based on the institute's past reports concerning residential tenancies and matrimonial support is summarized. Other assistance to government was given regarding company law. Among reports issued in 1978-79 were topics such as family relief, specific problems of the Builders' Lien Act, contributory negligence, guest passenger legislation, interspousal tort immunity, and service of documents during postal interruptions. Listed are 13 current law reform projects on the subjects of administrative law remedies, company law, defamation, evidence, and others. The institute's research function is explained in terms of projects, community research, and grants. Also listed are papers published by institute staff. Concluding explanations give the institute's relationships with two universities, with the practicing bar and bench of Alberta, and with other law reform bodies. Appendixes summarize the institute's history, and list board members and legislation based on the institute's recommendations.
Index Term(s): Alberta; Law reform; Legislation
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