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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 3:48 PM

Supreme Court of Canada makes oral judgments from bench more transparent, accessible to public Richard Wagner

Responding to media requests to make its frequent oral judgments from the bench more accessible and transparent, the Supreme Court of Canada has rolled out a new communications process that quickly alerts the public to oral judgments — most of which previously languished in practical obscurity — and also makes available same-day video clips (with bilingual interpretation) of the judges’ oral rulings. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 1:02 PM

New lawyer joins Corman Feiner

Corman Feiner welcomed Ryan Chan as an associate. He practises in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability and regulation, and administrative law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 11:52 AM

Post-Men’s Health Awareness Month workplace tips | Kiljon Shukullari

Everything we went through in the last two to three years was uncharted territory and as a result, many businesses are now better prepared as they have a plan in place. But there is still so much more we can do to mitigate other unexpected events that have a big effect on our workforce. Just because we are coming out of tough times, doesn’t mean everyone can easily go back to normal. Out of the many lessons we learned is that taking care of our mental health has remained the number one priority. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Canada making C11 work permit exemption difficult for temporary workers, part two Roped off immigration lines

As we discussed in the first article in this series, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made some major updates in November on the eligibility criteria of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption code of the C11 work permit. This article continues to explain the impact of these updates. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 9:28 AM

Crusading Robert (Rosie) Rowbotham shone public light on prison life | John L. Hill

Lawyers are trained to respect boundaries — not to become personally involved with the client’s case. Nonetheless, I felt personal loss on hearing the news of the death on Dec. 1 of Robert Wilson (Rosie) Rowbotham. ... [read more]

Monday, December 05, 2022 @ 5:42 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court finds inconsistency in consent versus non-opposition clauses in Ottawa property tax case

Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has granted a motion for leave to appeal regarding procedural issues in an assessment review board’s decisions to value an Ottawa property at over $7 million. ... [read more]

Monday, December 05, 2022 @ 5:30 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. homeowners are found in contempt of court for not removing seawalls on property

Owners of an island property have been found in contempt of court by the British Columbia Court of Appeal for failing to follow an order to remove seawalls on their property. The contempt application was granted due to the “extraordinary amount of time” that had elapsed, despite the lack of a time specification in the order. ... [read more]

Monday, December 05, 2022 @ 5:27 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario Court dismisses appeal of tenant board ruling in landlord-tenant luxury home dispute

The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed an appeal from luxury homeowners in a landlord and tenant dispute over possession of a luxury rental property. ... [read more]

Monday, December 05, 2022 @ 4:35 PM

Canada imposes further dealings prohibitions on three members of Haitian ‘economic elites’

Canada has imposed additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations in response to what the federal government calls “the egregious conduct of Haitian elites who provide illicit financial and operational support” to the armed criminal gangs that beset the beleaguered Caribbean nation. ... [read more]

Monday, December 05, 2022 @ 4:35 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Interveners’ stay application won’t be heard before proposed settlement in Alberta class action

The Alberta Court of King’s Bench has ruled on an unusual class action in which plaintiffs and defendants argued together when an intervener sought to strike or stay the action. ... [read more]