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New public disclosure of private facts tort in Alberta covers more than intimate images: law prof
Emily Laidlaw, University of Calgary
Emily Laidlaw, an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity Law at the University of Calgary, said ‘up until now’ there has been no common law action for the tort of invasion of privacy in Alberta.

Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 9:57 AM

An Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judge has recognized the existence of a “public disclosure of private facts” tort in Alberta for the first time, a move which legal observers are saying offers hope not only for people who have had their intimate images shared on the Internet but also to those who may have had other forms of personal information sent out into cyberspace. ... [read more]

Ontario adds extra labour inspectors, workplace safety tool to help business in face of COVID-19

Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 1:51 PM

On Sept. 27, the Ontario government announced the launch of a Workplace Safety Plan Builder to “help businesses stay on top of health and safety guidance,” as well as extra labour inspectors to ensure COVID-19 safety requirements are being adhered to. According to a government release, over “100 new health and safety inspectors are graduating today and will be visiting workplaces in construction, industrial and health care settings.” ... [read more]

Law Society of Ontario, courts will observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 1:49 PM

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the province’s courts will be observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. ... [read more]

Courts may vary sealing orders & publication bans after merits of underlying case are decided: SCC Subscriber only content Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Kasirer

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 5:46 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has shed new light on the operation of the doctrine of functus officio in a judgment which unanimously recognizes that a court has the continuing supervisory authority to lift or otherwise vary sealing orders and publication bans, even after the merits of the underlying case have been finally determined. ... [read more]

Capacity limits eased for select settings where proof of vaccination required, Ontario announces

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

On Sept. 24, the Ontario government announced that capacity limits for “select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required” would be “cautiously” eased due to stable public health indicators. According to a government release, capacity limits will be increased effective Sept. 25 at 12:01 a.m. ... [read more]