HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:
1(1) In this Act,
(a) “arbitration agreement” means, subject to subsections (2) and (3), an agreement or part of an agreement by which 2 or more persons agree to submit a matter in dispute to arbitration;
(b) “arbitrator” includes an umpire;
(c) “court” means,
(i) in sections 6 and 7, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court, and
(ii) in all other sections, the Court of Queen’s Bench.
(2) If the parties to an arbitration agreement make a further agreement in connection with the arbitration, it is deemed to form part of the arbitration agreement.
(3) Where a matter is authorized or required under an enactment to be submitted to arbitration, a reference in this Act to an arbitration agreement is a reference to the enactment, unless the context otherwise requires.
1991 cA-43.1 s1
Application of Act
2(1) This Act applies to an arbitration conducted under an arbitration agreement or authorized or required under an enactment unless
(a) the application of this Act is excluded by an agreement of the parties or by law, or
(b) Part 2 of the International Commercial Arbitration Act applies to the arbitration.
(2) If there is a conflict between this Act and the other enactment that authorized or required the arbitration, the other enactment prevails.
(3) This Act does not apply to an arbitration authorized or required under any of the following: