Several years ago on this site, Mitch Kowalski posed a question that merits another look. In his post “What if the western provinces saved the profession?”, Mitch asked:
What would happen if a group of western provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for example) decided to strike out on their own and allow ABS-type structures in their jurisdictions?
His conclusion was that “…once the snowball starts rolling in any province it will be unstoppable.”
Well, it’s winter on the prairies and guess what? It’s snowing.
The law societies in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta have recently released a discussion paper on . . . [more]