A New Bottle for Renewed Wine: The Arbitration Act, 1991


  • W. H. Hurlburt




This article provides a useful overview of the 1991 Arbitration Act in Alberta and its similar counterparts in Ontario and Saskatchewan including a history of legislation governing arbitrations. The author outlines the purpose and function of the Arbitration Act and discusses how the legislation has fared, so far, in the courts. The article then ends with a discussion concerning the significance of the Arbitration Act for drafters. The appendix contains a valuable sample of case law concerning the new legislation in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan.