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Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 7:58 AM

Langlois adds new privacy partner

Langlois Lawyers welcomed its newest partner and lawyer, Cynthia Chassigneux, whose main focus is on privacy protection. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 4:18 PM

Trudeau talks Safe Start Agreement; health minister talks inquiry Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

As a punishing third wave of COVID-19 grips Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the “final instalment” of Ottawa’s multibillion-dollar Safe Start Agreement is being given to the provinces and territories. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 2:12 PM

In defence of for-profit nursing homes | Heather Campbell Pope

Eight years ago, at age 71, Jane Devji climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with her sons to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. It was her third ascent up Africa’s highest mountain, having first made the trek decades earlier in her 20s, and then for a second time at age 67, also in support of the Vancouver-based dementia charity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

Negotiating expropriation process: Expertise of appraisers Three people at table talking about real estate

When navigating the expropriation process, regardless of whether one chooses to voluntarily convey their land to the government (Expropriating Authority) for its public works project or one decides to proceed via an involuntary taking involving delayed compensation, it is essential for landowners to retain their own appraisers and valuators to accurately assess what their taken property is worth. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 11:14 AM

Women’s History Month: Where we’ve come from, where we are going | Charlene Theodore

The Ontario Bar Association’s work on gender equality in the profession has spanned several years. In that time, we have learned that a gender wage gap is just one part of a broader opportunity gap that women experience from the very start of their careers. Featured prominently within these experiences are unequal opportunities to build relationships, develop skills and work on the kinds of files that advance careers.   ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 4:36 PM

Ontario implements provincewide shutdown again as COVID-19 variants soar Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

Faced with a growing flood of ICU patients stricken with more infectious COVID-19 variants, Ontario is implementing an “emergency brake shutdown” across the province for at least one month effective April 3 at 12:01 a.m. — but a group of ICU physicians says the measures do not go far enough. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 1:41 PM

New insolvency partner joins Woods team

Woods announced that Sylvain Rigaud, an insolvency and restructuring lawyer, has joined the Montreal firm as partner.  ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 12:39 PM

Is summary judgment always the solution? Bulls eye with some arrows missed

“Fast justice” may not always amount to good justice. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 9:08 AM

Regulators issue new guidelines for crypto asset trading platforms in Canada Geoffrey Cher, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

Canada’s securities regulators have unveiled long-awaited guidelines for regulation of cryptocurrency trading, as the popularity of such platforms continues to grow and reshape financial markets. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) issued a notice March 29 providing guidance on how securities legislation applies to crypto asset trading platforms (CTPs). ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 8:34 AM

Virtual health care: Managing privacy risks part two Doctor seeing patient virtually

In the first article in this two-part series, we identified some of the privacy and security risks associated with virtual health care and offer general guidance on how they may be managed. In the course of this discussion, we highlight some of the key recommendations contained in a guideline recently issued by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, titled Privacy and security considerations for virtual health care visits (the IPC Virtual Care Guideline). ... [read more]