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Renoviction bylaw within city’s powers: B.C. Court of Appeal
Michael Drouillard, Harper Grey LLP
Michael Drouillard, Harper Grey LLP, said the decision sends a signal to municipalities that they can create tenancy legislation if they feel it is necessary for their constituents — and that could be a problem down the road.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 2:56 PM

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a municipal bylaw which protected renters who have been evicted from their apartments due to renovations, but a lawyer is saying it could lead to a confusing patchwork of tenancy legislation across the province. ... [read more]

Ontario puts use of AstraZeneca vaccine on pause amid increase in serious blood clots Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 2:37 PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 3:32 PM

Ontario is putting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on hold due to the increasing incidence of rare but potentially life-threatening blood clots. That brings to three the number of provinces interrupting use of the jab, which is also known as Covishield and was developed jointly by Oxford University and British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. ... [read more]

Nova Scotia provincial court extends shelving of in-person matters

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 2:32 PM

In its continuing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Nova Scotia’s provincial court is extending its provincewide suspension of in-person hearings until at least the end of May. According to a May 12 notice, the current suspension will now last until May 31, at which time it will be “re-evaluated as the number of COVID-19 cases in the province and public health restrictions change.” ... [read more]

Ontario Human Rights Commission warns of prison overcrowding amid third wave of pandemic

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 11:35 AM

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is urging justice sector participants across the province to work together to reduce prison custody numbers as the third wave of COVID-19 rages, jeopardizing the lives of vulnerable inmates and correctional officers in congregate settings. ... [read more]

Line 5 pipeline ‘vital’ for Canada’s energy security and economic prosperity: court brief

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 11:31 AM

Canada is heading to court to fight the state of Michigan’s attempts to close a major oil pipeline, saying a unilateral shutdown would be in violation of international law. ... [read more]