6 Interesting Changes that may be coming to Pardons


A pardon is issued by the government and can mask a criminal record from those who try to access it. With a pardon, people with criminal records and who lead law-abiding lives can more easily access housing, employment, volunteer opportunities and education. Recently, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, introduced Bill C-31: An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act and Make consequential amendments to other Acts. The intention behind the proposed amendments is to reduce obstacles for people with criminal records to apply for pardons while maintaining public safety. Continue Reading

Congratulations to our newest members of the Law Society of Alberta

Congratulations to the Students at Moustarah and Company!

Moustarah and Company is excited to announce that the 2020-2021 articling students were called to the bar on July 16, 2021. Honourable Justice Belzil of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench granted the application, and admitted Emma Kaiser, Amy Smaili, and Alex Yip to the Alberta Bar.

Emma, Alex, and Amy joined Moustarah and Company in the summer of 2020 as articling students and after a challenging but fulfilling articling year, they are proud to become members of the legal profession. Continue Reading

Current Covid-19 Travel Rules and Up Coming Changes

Traveling in the Age of Covid-19

As we enter a summer that will likely look quite different than the one that came before it, more Canadians are looking to hesitantly enter the world of international travel once again. With that, of course, comes apprehension and confusion about restrictions, quarantine, and testing requirements.  This blog will provide some clarity as to the requirements should you choose to travel, and how traveling abroad might look a little different this year. Continue Reading