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Academics studying effects of COVID-19 pandemic on law
Louise Langevin
‘The pandemic and social confinement is affecting all areas of law,’ said Université Laval law professor Louise Langevin.

Thursday, June 04, 2020 @ 9:29 AM

Quebec law faculties, having decided to offer courses remotely in the fall in light of health and safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, are now also ramping up research efforts to assess the impact pandemics may have on law and the practice of law. Public safety measures that have been introduced following the onset of pandemics such as COVID-19, SARS and H1N1 have shaken up several areas of established domestic and international legal order, pointed out law professor Louise Langevin who is leading a team of 15 law professors at the Université Laval. ... [read more]

Parts of Calgary bylaw unconstitutional intrusion on federal powers, Alberta Appeal Court rules

Thursday, June 04, 2020 @ 1:03 PM

The Alberta Court of Appeal has sided with four telecommunications giants by ruling portions of a Calgary bylaw unconstitutional because it conflicted with federal powers, despite a minority dissent in the decision upholding the bylaw because it also dealt with property issues which were under the municipality’s jurisdiction. ... [read more]

Feds mandate face-covering for aviation sector, issue guidance for other transportation workers

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 4:16 PM

Ottawa is mandating new face-covering measures for workers in the aviation industry, while also recommending similar but still-voluntary measures in the marine, rail and road transportation sectors. ... [read more]

Court upholds municipality’s right to negotiate costs with developer: lawyer Subscriber only content Geoffrey_Saunders

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 3:01 PM

A Nova Scotia court deciding a public utility board was wrong to settle a dispute between a municipal district and a home builder over a fee for a subdivision water system confirms a municipality’s right to negotiate cost agreements with developers as part of the subdivision approval process, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

B.C. law society considering ‘targeted’ approach on COVID-19 relief: president Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) president Craig Ferris

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 9:03 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic was top of mind for benchers of the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) as they met for their second virtual meeting, with the law society president noting the society is currently looking at spending approximately $3 million to assist members who have been hit hard over the past few months. ... [read more]