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Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 8:14 AM

Despite ‘Trumpocalypse’ U.S. immigration still a hot ticket welcome_u.s._sm

Both sides of the border are experiencing rather unprecedented challenges to the status quo, as they approach new elections in 2019 and 2020. But despite the political circus, businesses in the Great White North have other things to focus on — including signs that all is not well on the economic front. Despite recent job growth, many other indicators show that the Canadian economy is struggling, including recent GDP figures that show the economy shrank in December. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 2:16 PM

Nova Scotia tidal energy generation: Regulate this Nova Scotia map

Coming into force in Jan. 2016, The Marine Renewable Energy Act  has been a driving force behind environmentally conscious development of the marine environment here in Nova Scotia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

Quebec court considers defamation predating limitation period clock_newspaper_sm

Quebec’s Appeal Court in Publications Léonardo ltée v. Ville de St-Lambert, 2019 QCCA 329 upheld a trial judgment denying a newspaper’s attempt to benefit from a shorter prescription period and limitation on damages granted by Quebec’s Press Act CQLR c P-19 because the newspaper had not filed its declaration under the Newspaper Declaration Act, CQLR c J-1. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

Still waters run deep: Ramifications of Redwater ancientoilwells_sm.jpg

Just over a month after the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its precedent-setting decision in Redwater (Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd. 2019 SCC 5), companies are still scrambling to understand exactly how this will impact their operations moving forward. While the oil and gas sector will inevitably feel the full brunt of the decision, they’re not the only industry set to suffer. Industries like mining, power, lumber, pulp and paper and any one where the provinces legislate on abandonment, reclamation and remediation are all set to be impacted. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

Issues when measuring drug toxicity braingettingzapped.jpg

This column is the corollary to my earlier story: Problems with measuring drug toxicity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 8:01 AM

Future of airlines: Data-driven acquisitions and partnerships ariline_data_sm

The airline industry is experiencing a disruption in how air carriers distribute products and services and generate new revenues. In today’s world, digital business models offer airlines unclaimed retail opportunities. And behind this transformation is a strategic resource: data. ... [read more]

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

The business of cannabis: Key risks for boards cannabis_money_sm

As the first G7 nation to legalize cannabis, Canada has a unique opportunity to create a positive governance culture — and the world is watching. ... [read more]

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 9:53 AM

Immigration pathways for caregivers immigrant_caregiver)sm

Caregivers care for our children, our elderly parents and people who need assistance. They bridge the gap for many Canadians who need assistance while they are working or studying outside the home. Care workers provide critical support to Canadian society, allowing families to thrive and our economy to function successfully. They care for children, the elderly and people with illness or disabilities. ... [read more]

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

Lesson for brands: Delayed enforcement may mean denial of rights newspaper_sm

Recently the Federal Court of Appeal upheld yet another ruling that runs against a foreign brand owner in Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v. Navsun Holdings Ltd. 2019 FCA 10. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Autonomous vehicles mean more complex litigation swarmofcars_sm

Autonomous vehicles are becoming increasingly commonplace, especially with car companies promising that we will see robot cars within our lifetime. By 2021, it is believed that there will be 51,000 autonomous vehicles operating worldwide. Where uncertainty lies, however, is in the impact of driverless vehicles on motor vehicle litigation. This article will discuss the future of autonomous vehicles and the changes that can be expected in the insurance industry. ... [read more]