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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 12:23 PM

CANZUK: A new Commonwealth agreement? Canadian and New Zealand Flags

With Britain having officially left the EU, a new agreement between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., referred to as CANZUK, has gained traction. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

Three reasons why lawyers should engage with climate change | Meredith James and Aladdin Diakun

At the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) annual general meeting on Feb. 17, 2021, a Climate Leadership Resolution will be up for debate. Here are the top three reasons why lawyers should care about climate-related risks and opportunities as we move toward a net-zero emissions economy ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 9:52 AM

New corporate partner for Fasken in Montreal office

Fasken announced that Kosta Kostic will join the firm as a new partner in the corporate/commercial law practice group at its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 9:51 AM

Pallett Valo adds commercial litigation lawyer

Pallett Valo LLP welcomed associate Eric Blay as a member of its commercial litigation group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 8:52 AM

Legislation needed to address child labour concerns in companies’ supply chains: humanitarian group Simon Lewchuk, World Vision

A major humanitarian organization is warning that Canadians could be contributing to child labour every time they go to the grocery store and is advocating the federal government to adopt legislation that ensures transparency and accountability in corporate supply chains. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 8:35 AM

Are web postings exempt from privacy laws? Clearview AI ruling says no Facial recognition technology concept

In a decision released earlier this month, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner and its provincial counterparts in Quebec, Alberta and B.C. ruled that Clearview AI’s business of scraping the Internet for photographs of individuals to create a database for law enforcement agencies contravenes Canada’s privacy laws. At the heart of the decision is the commissioners’ determination that photographs available on social media and other online sites do not fall within the privacy laws’ exemption for “publicly available information.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 12, 2021 @ 4:33 PM

Ontario specifies eased COVID-19 restrictions for most regions beginning Feb. 16

Ontario has announced the specific level of public health restrictions that 27 public health regions will enter starting Feb. 16 at 12:01 a.m., while reiterating that the lockdown and stay-at-home order will remain in place in Toronto, Peel Region, York Region and the North Bay Parry Sound district until at least Feb. 22. ... [read more]

Friday, February 12, 2021 @ 3:16 PM

Harper Grey adds associate counsel, associate to business law group

Harper Grey announced the addition of associate counsel Jeff Sheremeta and associate Jeanne Posey to its business law group. ... [read more]

Friday, February 12, 2021 @ 12:21 PM

Understanding title insurance: Overall benefits, necessity Little green house with keys attached to roof

“Saving lives one claim at a time.” Although this witty slogan is likely meant to poke fun at life insurance, the articles in this five-part series have examined the various protective functions that title insurance performs for property owners, mortgagees and their respective lawyers alike. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 2:59 PM

Why lawyers will determine who must get vaccinated | Emanuela Truffo

To get vaccinated or not get vaccinated, this is the question. Since the Enlightenment, western philosophy has been spinning around two principles — individual freedom and societal safeguards — sometimes diverging, sometimes converging, in a perpetual search for a balance between the two to make public and private life sustainable. ... [read more]