Author Archives: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

One year out from federal cannabis legalization – 30,000 Albertans have already had their say. Have you?

On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize, regulate and restrict access to cannabis – Bill C-45 Cannabis Act. It is anticipated to come in to effect in July of 2018. While the proposed federal legislation paves … Continue reading

Posted in Cannabis | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scholarships available for graduate studies in human rights and multiculturalism

Every year, the Alberta Human Rights Commission, in conjunction with Student Aid Alberta, offers two important scholarships. The deadline to apply, February 1, is fast approaching. The Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism is worth … Continue reading

Posted in Law and Courts | Leave a comment

Statement from Minister of Justice and Solicitor General on RCMP Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan’s retirement

With the announcement of RCMP Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan’s pending retirement on March 3, I would like to thank her, on behalf of all Albertans, for her service. The RCMP has a long and proud history as Alberta’s provincial police … Continue reading

Posted in Law Enforcement | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Building safe and resilient communities with restorative justice

To the teenagers who did it, it seemed like a harmless prank: lighting some firecrackers and placing them in the mailbox of a randomly-chosen house, ringing the doorbell, then running and hiding across the way to watch what happened next. … Continue reading

Posted in Law and Courts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Grande Cache celebrates efforts of local fish and wildlife officer

October 16th was one of the most memorable days of district fish and wildlife officer Shane Ramstead’s career. He was invited to attend the Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre’s 20th anniversary commemoration event, but little did he know he would … Continue reading

Posted in Fish and Wildlife, Law Enforcement | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment