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New report offers retail company directors guidance on how to deal with climate change risks
Janis Sarra, professor of law at the University of British Columbia
Pictured: Report author Janis Sarra, a professor of law at the University of British Columbia and principal co-investigator at the Canada Climate Law Initiative.

Monday, January 17, 2022 @ 11:54 AM

A new report from a legal think tank is calling on officers and directors of retail companies to be aware of the risks they face due to the changing climate, noting investors and consumers are putting increasing pressure on retailers to protect the climate and move to net-zero emissions. ... [read more]

More courts make changes due to pandemic Subscriber only content

Monday, January 17, 2022 @ 2:24 PM

Canada’s courts continue to adjust their operations in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the omicron variant. ... [read more]

Judge failed to determine whether renovations made ‘possession by the tenant impracticable’: court

Monday, January 17, 2022 @ 9:35 AM

In allowing the appeal of a commercial tenant faced with eviction when the landlord wanted to renovate the building, the Ontario Court of Appeal emphasized that the lower court judge erred by “focussing too narrowly on the definition of the leased premises and the results of the proposed renovations.” ... [read more]

Ottawa reiterates new COVID-19 border requirements for truckers entering Canada from United States

Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 2:42 PM

As of Jan. 15, unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers entering Canada will need to meet new previously announced requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day 8 testing, as well as quarantine requirements, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reiterated. ... [read more]

New trial for permanent resident lesson in immigration consequences of guilty pleas: lawyer Subscriber only content Ben ElzingaCheng, Cooper Sandler Shime & Bergman LLP.

Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 9:43 AM

Defence lawyers representing permanent residents and other non-Canadian citizens accused of crimes need to be aware of immigration consequences their clients could face in pleading guilty, says a lawyer involved in a recent Ontario court ruling. ... [read more]