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Non-liability clause signed by two commercial entities does limit damages in business dispute: SCC
In a unanimous judgment co-authored by Justice Nicholas Kasirer, Chief Justice Richard Wagner held that the doctrine of breach of a fundamental obligation did not operate to negate a limitation of liability clause.
In a unanimous judgment co-authored by Justice Nicholas Kasirer, Chief Justice Richard Wagner held that the doctrine of breach of a fundamental obligation did not operate to negate a limitation of liability clause.

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 4:41 PM

Upholding the basic principle of freedom of contract between sophisticated commercial parties, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 9-0 that a “non-liability” clause in a contract agreed to by two companies in Quebec does operate to limit liability in their business dispute, and is not negated by the doctrine of breach of a fundamental obligation. ... [read more]

Ontario issues enhanced vaccine certificates, stresses need for health-care staff to get vaccinated Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 2:20 PM

On Oct. 15, the Ontario government made the “enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code” as well as the “verification app, Verify Ontario,” available for download. ... [read more]

B.C. expanding whistleblower protection but law still has gaps, observers say Subscriber only content B.C. Attorney General David Eby

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 12:58 PM

The B.C. government is planning an expansion of its whistleblower protections to cover more employees who may want to report instances of wrongdoing, but experts are saying such protections at both the provincial and federal level in Canada are in need of an update. ... [read more]

‘Free Alberta’ strategy calls for constitutional change, possible independence Subscriber only content Eric Adams, University of Alberta

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 10:23 AM

As Albertans will head to the polls next week to vote on whether the province should take steps to end equalization payments, a new strategy has emerged which urges Alberta to move towards massive constitutional change or even independence to fight what it calls ill-treatment by Ottawa and eastern Canadian elites. ... [read more]

Ontario dedicates $1.5 million in seized funds to local partners to ‘fight back against crime’ Subscriber only content Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 8:40 AM

On Oct. 12, the Ontario government announced a reinvestment of “$1.5 million in cash and proceeds seized from criminals” in order to “help local partners fight back against crime and victimization that threaten their communities.” ... [read more]