Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the launch of its 5th annual Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The Program supports local initiatives and causes within communities in Northern and Southern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. In 2017, the Program will donate $75,000 across all three regions....
Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada
What You Need to Know to (Legally) Operate a Drone
Did you know that people operating drones are considered pilots of aircraft? Or that the Canadian drone market is estimated to be worth between $100-$260 million by 2024? How about the fact that more than 300 Canadian companies fall within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sector?...
June 15, 2017
"Fiduciary Duty" as an Ingredient of the Pension "Mélange"
Canada’s constitution is the country’s supreme law. Our constitution contains the blueprint for our democratic structure, defines the powers of our governments and confirms the operation of the rule of law. Since 1982, it has guaranteed to all Canadians the fundamental rights and freedoms contained in the Charter and confirmed the unique rights of Canada’s aboriginal peoples.
The constitution belongs to everyone and a constitutional case may be the product of great public events as well as individual experience. A power struggle between governments and a ticket issued to an aboriginal fisherman for catching an eel without a license may both lead to the highest court on a constitutional question of national importance.
Constitutional cases often arise out of controversial social issues, touch on our most cherished values and aspirations and involve legal questions of great complexity. They call for a mixture of legal scholarship, sensitivity to the larger dimensions of the issues and thoughtful advocacy. Field Law has a long tradition of representing Alberta and Albertans in such matters, many of which are landmarks in the Province’s legal history. Our constitutional clients today range from government, pre-eminent educational institutions and aboriginal organizations to individual Albertans.