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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 11:08 AM

New wills and estates partner for Fasken in B.C.

Fasken has added to its team in Surrey, B.C., with the addition of partner Elyssa L. Lockhart, who specializes in trusts, wills, estates and charities law.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 8:38 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 8:11 AM

Thunderous step: High court to hear Happy the elephant’s habeas corpus case Shackled elephant leg

Thunderous animal law news out of the U.S. For the first time in history in an English-speaking jurisdiction, an animal is going to have her day in high court. That’s correct. A non-human being named Happy is going to have her elephantine habeas corpus case in court. The hugely influential New York Court of Appeals agreed on May 4, 2021, that they will hear Happy the zoo elephant’s habeas corpus case. ... [read more]

Monday, May 10, 2021 @ 1:50 PM

Consumer protection in the digital space Shield symbol protecting online money, information

Businesses in every part of the economy are on a fast track toward making online communication the preferred method of communication with their customers. Payments Canada confirmed this trend when it reported in November 2020 a widespread shift away from paper-based payments to the digital space in its Canadian Payments: Methods and Trends report. This migration to the digital space has significantly impacted organizations’ relationship with their customers and as a result, heightened the focus on regulatory and litigation risks linked to consumer protection issues. ... [read more]

Monday, May 10, 2021 @ 9:18 AM


Appeal by the accused, Tyndall, from an extradition committal order with an application for judicial review of the Minister’s related surrender order. ... [read more]

Friday, May 07, 2021 @ 4:06 PM

Ontario, feds roll out COVID-19 rapid testing for small and medium businesses

Employees of small and medium-sized businesses across Ontario can now receive rapid screening for COVID-19 through a new program launched jointly by the provincial and federal governments and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. ... [read more]

Friday, May 07, 2021 @ 11:47 AM

How COVID, Charter don’t mix | Sam Goldstein

Constitutional lawyers, like carpenters, have the bad habit of seeing the world’s solution through the lenses of their trade. For carpenters, the solution to everything is a hammer. For constitutional lawyers, it’s the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ... [read more]

Friday, May 07, 2021 @ 11:28 AM

Highlights of 2021 federal budget Tax sheet with people and calculator, percent sign and clock

The Canadian government released its 2021 budget on April 19, 2021. The budget was highly anticipated as it was the first federal budget to be released during the pandemic. Some highlights of the budget are discussed below but, for certain measures, taxpayers will have to wait for more detailed proposals, including some based on stakeholder consultations, for further information. ... [read more]

Friday, May 07, 2021 @ 9:41 AM

Why online interaction’s better than you think Five people in zoom meeting

Even before the pandemic hit, the discussion around the pros and cons of flex work and working from home (WFH) or working from anywhere (WFA) raged. In February 2013, Marissa Mayer, then the new head of Yahoo, decided to summon all remote employees back to the office. Her goal was to create a more connected workforce and drive collaboration and innovation: “We need to be one Yahoo, and that starts with physically being together.” ... [read more]

Friday, May 07, 2021 @ 6:26 AM

Competition Bureau revises competitor collaboration guidelines

Canada’s Competition Bureau has released revised guidelines clarifying types of competitor collaborations that can harm competition. According to a May 6 news release, the guidelines, first issued in 2009, “provide an overview of the Bureau’s general approach to assessing existing and proposed collaborations between competitors under the criminal conspiracy and civil agreements provisions of the Competition Act. ... [read more]

Friday, May 07, 2021 @ 6:06 AM

CREDITORS AND CLAIMS - Secured creditors - Provable claims

Appeal by the Yukon Government and Welichem Research from orders made in receivership proceedings of Yukon Zinc. The Debtor’s principal asset was a zinc‑silver‑lead mine in the Yukon Territory. ... [read more]