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Feds support public education project on workplace sexual harassment in Northwest Territories
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti
Pictured: Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 1:16 PM

On June 29, the federal government pledged support for the Status of Women Council of the Northwest Territories for its project on “Public Education & Information on Workplace Sexual Harassment.” ... [read more]

Landmark $150M-settlement reached with pharmaceutical company over opioid damages: B.C. government Subscriber only content

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 4:23 PM

Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma (Canada) has agreed to a $150-million settlement relating to efforts to recover health-care costs stemming from the sale and marketing of its opioid-based pain medicines. ... [read more]

B.C. Appeal Court ruling ‘applies and clarifies’ SCC guidance on duty of care: lawyer Subscriber only content Aaron Gubeli

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 4:18 PM

There are limits to a duty of care in terms of the reasonable foreseeability of injuries, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held in a case concerning social-host liability for injuries sustained by a minor after leaving a party at which underage drinking and drug consumption were allowed by the hosts. ... [read more]

Ontario caps 2023 rent increase guideline at 2.5 per cent

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 12:12 PM

On June 29, the government of Ontario announced a cap of 2.5 per cent on the 2023 rent increase guideline. “As Ontario families face the rising cost of living, our government is providing stability and predictability to the vast majority of tenants by capping the rent increase guideline below inflation at 2.5 per cent,” said Steve Clark, minister of municipal affairs and housing, in a statement. ... [read more]

First Nations reach partial settlement with B.C., Ottawa over hydroelectric project Subscriber only content

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 12:09 PM

A British Columbia Indigenous community has negotiated a settlement with the province and federal government on a lawsuit over the controversial, multibillion-dollar Site C hydroelectric dam. ... [read more]