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SCC clarifies test on legality of post-incorporation contracts
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Justice Suzanne Côté, who authored the Supreme Court’s 8-1 decision, dismissed the condo corporation’s appeal, ruling that a binding agreement does exist when both sides show by their actions they meant to enter into one.

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 4:28 PM

The Supreme Court has ruled the test for finding whether a post-incorporation contract exists is the same as it is for any other agreement, a decision being called an important one for certainty in commercial transactions. The decision in Owners, Strata Plan LMS 3905 v. Crystal Square Parking Corp. 2020 SCC 29 concerns Crystal Square, a mixed-use retail complex, office tower, residential tower and hotel in Burnaby, B.C. ... [read more]

COVID-19 vaccine not expected until ‘sometime’ in 2021: Trudeau Justin_Trudeau_sm

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 4:09 PM

Ottawa is investing hundreds of millions in the development of made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccines — but it is not expected one will be made available at least until sometime in 2021. That is what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to say during an Oct. 23 press conference, where he announced his Liberal government will be investing $214 million in the development of Canadian-made vaccines. ... [read more]

Changes to citizenship oath would acknowledge Indigenous rights Marco_Mendicino_sm

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 9:42 AM

A change to Canada’s oath of citizenship is once again being proposed to recognize the rights and roles of the country’s Indigenous population. In what would be another step towards reconciliation, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino has introduced a bill to amend the Citizenship Act and add language to the oath that would refer to the treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. ... [read more]

Quebec human rights commission urging action on racism, racial profiling Subscriber only content Myrlande_Pierre

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 4:40 PM

Quebec’s human rights commission is calling on the provincial government to adopt a policy to fight systemic racism and discrimination, which would provide a plan of action for preventing and eliminating racial profiling. ... [read more]

Milton courthouse workers concerned about health impact of mould in building Subscriber only content

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

Workers at the Milton courthouse are worried about their health after a mould problem in the building shut down in-person court proceedings last week. “We’re trying to figure out if the judges aren’t there, why are our people there?” Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union (OPSEU) official Neil Martin told The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]