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Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:12 PM

Strengthening the new environmental impact assessment law pipeline2.jpg

Where a resource extraction approval faces stubborn opposition, cue the laments for the rule of law. The project faced and bested a phalanx of legal hurdles, say proponents. It has navigated byzantine regulatory requirements and survived court challenges. Why can’t opponents accept the lawful results? After all, that’s why we have laws: to settle controversies with logic and evidence rather than messy political fracases. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 9:05 AM

Quebec clarifies rules for sharing commercial information between litigants sharing_information_sm

The Quebec Superior Court took the opportunity to use old measures to encourage new solutions, ordering parties to shield sensitive commercial information transmitted by one litigant to a joint expert. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

Making claim subrogation work despite bankruptcy Colville_Reeves_bankdruptcy

What’s in a name? Plenty. Particularly if you are an insurer attempting to advance a subrogated claim and your insured is in bankruptcy protection proceedings. This is the circumstance faced by the insurer in Douglas v. Stan Fergusson Fuels Ltd. 2018 ONCA 192. What would have otherwise been a garden variety oil spill subrogated action was complicated by ongoing bankruptcy proceedings involving the insureds. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Privacy and the Charter: Assessing the right to be forgotten online_removal_sm

The so-called “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) has recently attracted interest in Canada. Some legal scholars have argued that the RTBF is fundamentally incompatible with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and could never survive a constitutional challenge. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:36 AM

Adult-only condo age restrictions removed in Alberta adults_only_sm

Whether you are an empty nester looking to downsize, or a senior desiring to living with similarly aged people, a criteria in your condominium or apartment hunting may be that the building is age restricted. In other words, you might desire to live in a building that only permits owners and occupants of a certain age. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:26 AM

Judgment Day: Employer penalties for IRPR non-compliance employer_penalty_sm

It has been over two years since the employer compliance regime under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) came into effect. Employers are being audited at a rate of at least 25 per cent, and many are still taken aback by the significant penalties resulting from a finding of non-compliance during an audit. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

For Licence Appeal Tribunal, transparency and fairness are key voudouris_tribunals

Mary Shuttleworth was involved in a motor vehicle accident in September, 2012. She eventually claimed to be catastrophically impaired. Her case was heard by Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Vice-Chair Susan Sapin who ruled in her decision dated April 21, 2017, that Ms. Shuttleworth was not catastrophically impaired. ... [read more]

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

Spotting and curtailing emotional harm during separation and divorce McGuirk,family_sm.jpg

Separation and divorce, herein referred to as separation, is a human experience in a legal world. The dissolution of a union is a legal and emotional process for our clients, as they dismantle their old lives and embark upon building a new life for themselves and their child or children. Emotional harm to children through separation is an insidious form of maltreatment. It is subtle and slow, but with time and consistency the presence of adult conflict through separation can eat away at the fabric of children’s mental health, parental bonds and the healthy functioning of families as a whole. ... [read more]

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

The 2018 Quebec budget: Sales tax and the digital economy digital_tax_sm

Finance Minister Carlos J. Leitão announced in the 2018 Quebec Budget of March 27 a number of measures regarding the Quebec Sales Tax (QST) scheme aimed at expanding the QST base to digital business in Quebec. ... [read more]

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

Football players respond to latest chapter in fight over player safety Gafoor,football

Recently, the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) filed a grievance against the CFL claiming that the league has not taken appropriate measures to ensure player safety and rehabilitation. ... [read more]