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Ottawa asks top court to shut down $1.1-billion class action in RCMP ‘systemic bullying’ test case
Megan McPhee, Kim Spencer McPhee
Class counsel Megan McPhee of Toronto’s Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers said the case marks the first time a class action asserting workplace harassment and bullying has gone forward on a contested basis.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 @ 12:01 PM

The federal government is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to kybosh a $1.1-billion workplace bullying class action against the RCMP that could inspire — if it succeeds — negligence claims for workplace harassment by non-unionized workers in private industry across Canada.  ... [read more]

Bill would make Alberta first in nation to offer corporate opportunity waivers for directors Subscriber only content Bryce Tingle, Murray Edwards Chair in Business Law at the University of Calgary

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 @ 2:11 PM

Alberta is modernizing its corporate legislation as a means of attracting new investment in the province — including becoming the first province in Canada to introduce corporate opportunity waivers for company directors. ... [read more]

Canada bars more foreign travellers from entry, boosts COVID testing, surveillance at borders

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 @ 1:55 PM

Citing the emergence in Canada of six confirmed travel-related cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant, Ottawa has closed the country’s borders to non-Canadian travellers from an additional three African countries, while also mandating COVID testing for all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States. ... [read more]

LSO amends bylaws for bencher and treasurer elections, debates funding of law libraries Subscriber only content Jacqueline Horvat, vice chair of the Strategic Planning and Advisory Committee

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 @ 10:39 AM

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has approved amendments to its bylaws to “improve processes for the bencher election and the treasurer’s election” in an effort to improve efficiency and modernization. Convocation, which was held virtually on Nov. 26, also debated a motion to encourage Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) trustees to recommence funding of law libraries across the province. ... [read more]

B.C. regulator emphasizing need to develop recovery plans to deal with major financial crises Subscriber only content

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

B.C.’s financial services regulator has issued a draft guideline which outlines its expectations for companies as they develop an effective recovery plan for major financial stress events. ... [read more]