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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

A law girl’s bump in the road: clashing Indian and Canadian values Pregnant woman

I told my father first about my pregnancy, over the phone. His reaction: “Wow! I wasn’t expecting that news. I thought you were going to tell me that you failed a course or something. You’re old enough and married, so what is there to be upset about? Just tell me that you are finishing law school.” Telling my mother about my pregnancy was another thing altogether. “How can you do this to me?” she said. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Broad changes coming to directors’ duties: Part one compliance_directors_sm

Significant amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) proposed in the federal government’s omnibus budget implementation bill would expand upon and codify into statute some of the principles relating to directors’ duties set out in the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision BCE Inc. v. 1976 Debentureholders 2008 SCC 69. ... [read more]

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 3:07 PM

Employer’s duty when employee watches porn, pursues pleasure in workplace Manstaringatscreen

It is unlawful for employers in Canada to discriminate on the basis of disability. Not only do employers have a duty under human rights legislation to accommodate their employees’ disabilities, they must also create a workplace free of harassment on prohibited grounds, including disability. ... [read more]

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Legal professionals should not be dealing with age discrimination in 2019 Age Discrimination

In the legal profession, ageism usually exists in subtle ways because legal professionals tend to normalize and accept age discrimination. ... [read more]

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

The uncertainty behind Ontario’s limitation period time_running_out_sm

The two-year limitations period under Ontario law has always contained a certain degree of variability because the two years is measured on the basis of discoverability. But a recent trend of case law from the Ontario Court of Appeal has infused uncertainty into the two-year claims bar, calling into question when two years really means two years. ... [read more]

Friday, June 07, 2019 @ 3:03 PM

CRA does little to protect us from identity theft skull and crossbones

Taxpayer data is some of the most sought-after information for cybercriminals. So what are the Internal Revenue Service and the Canada Revenue Agency doing to protect our sensitive information from being used to file a fraudulent tax return? A comparison between the two agencies shows a big gap when it comes to planning and strategizing ways to protect taxpayers from tax-related identity theft. ... [read more]

Friday, June 07, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Statutory changes to collective bargaining framework in British Columbia Mapofbc

The laws that govern both unionized and non-unionized workplaces in British Columbia are changing. Bill 8, the Employment Standards Amendments Act, 2019, received its first reading in the B.C. Legislature on April 29, 2019. On the following day, Bill 30, the Labour Relations Code Amendment Act, also was tabled for its first reading. ... [read more]

Friday, June 07, 2019 @ 11:19 AM

Bill 88: Planning Act’s new 20-year search rule oldnnewhouses.jpg

For real estate lawyers in Ontario, searching title to the subject property involved in a transaction — as well as any relevant lands that may abut it — is all about time. On the one hand, in order to ensure a breach of the Planning Act has not occurred, a solicitor may have to search title all the way back to June 15, 1967. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 06, 2019 @ 1:49 PM

Presumption of identity questions remain unidentified_sm.jpg

As of Dec. 18, 2018, Canada’s new impaired driving laws took effect. And for any individuals who were arrested and charged after that date, there are not too many unanswered questions about the process that applies. However, for individuals who were arrested and charged before last Dec.18, a number of unanswered questions remained once the new law came into effect. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 06, 2019 @ 9:25 AM

Considerations on removing child from a will remove_child_sm

Issues arising after the death of a family member can often relate to a child being either not listed as a beneficiary under the will or “shortchanged” when it comes to their inheritance. ... [read more]