Legal Duties When Riding A Bicycle

Your Legal Duties and Responsibilities When Riding Your Bicycle

Cyclists in Alberta must abide by the Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation, this Regulation governs the duties and responsibilities cyclists have when they ride their bikes. In addition to the Regulation, some Municipalities, like the City of Edmonton have Bylaws in place that also set out a cyclist’s duties and responsibilities. Continue Reading

Law Regarding The Duty of Drivers Involved In A Collision

Duty of Drivers Involved in a Collision

Collisions are an unfortunate hazard of driving a vehicle.  In Alberta, when a driver is involved in a collision, they have several legal duties under the Traffic Safety Act.  Generally speaking, a driver must remain on scene and provide assistance and information to other involved persons.  A driver may even have to provide a written report to police. Continue Reading

4 Key Changes to Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation

On March 17, 2021, changes to Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) legislation came into effect and is laid out in the Criminal Code. According to the Government of Canada website, the new law responds to feedback gathered during January and February 2020 discussions with over 300,000 Canadians, experts, practitioners, stakeholders, provinces and territories. Continue Reading