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Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 2:58 PM

Mr. Big secures conviction in New Zealand maninspotlight2.jpg

John Henry Wigmore once declared that a confession “carries a persuasion that nothing else does.” His admonition was illustrated recently in a Mr. Big case in New Zealand. ... [read more]

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

Will carbon majors have to pay for climate damage? Lawsuits Earth melting to water

The climate crisis is already causing large financial losses and much more is ahead. Governments and individuals will increasingly face overwhelming bills. Most of the fossil fuels that are driving this crisis have been produced and sold by 103 companies, the carbon majors. Can they be made to pay for the resulting damage? ... [read more]

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 10:48 AM

Lawyer rejoins Stewart McKelvey as partner

Stewart McKelvey announced that Gary Demeulenaere has returned to the firm as a partner in the firm’s office in Charlottetown. ... [read more]

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 10:38 AM

Cassels Brock promotes 13 to partner

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP announced that the following 13 lawyers have been admitted into the partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020: Graham Brown, Carly Cohen, Steven Kennedy, Derek W. Levinsky, Danielle Maréchal, Jeremy Martin, Jeff Mikelberg, Ardy Mohajer, A. Chandimal Nicholas, Jennifer L. Poirier, Ross R. Ramgoolam, Monique Sassi and Aly Somani. ... [read more]

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 8:26 AM

‘Visas’ and ‘status’: The difference and why it matters visa_american_sm

Canadians enter the U.S. as visitors without any formal documentation, other than Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative-compliant identification documentation (such as a passport or other approved secure document). Unlike the rest of the world, they are visa exempt. Some citizens of certain other countries have their visa requirements waived, but only Canadians are visa exempt. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 12:06 PM

BLG announces addition of 20 Canadian partners

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced that it has admitted 20 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020.  ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 11:54 AM

McInnes Cooper adds four new partners

McInnes Cooper announced that the following four lawyers have been admitted to the partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020.  ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 11:41 AM

Time to update B.C.’s builders lien legislation, legal institute says

A B.C. law reform agency says it is time for the province to update its legislation surrounding liens in the construction industry, noting the current act needs updating to ensure it works the way it is intended to. A lien under B.C. legislation is a right conferred to contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and workers to secure payment of a debt owing to them for services or materials in respect of an improvement of land. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 8:27 AM

Alberta bill to boost Indigenous access to investment capital money_access_sm

Bill 14, the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation Act, represents the first attempt in Canada to set up a permanent structure that will facilitate investment and access to capital by Indigenous groups in natural resource projects and related infrastructure. ... [read more]

Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 10:46 AM

Environmental law 2020: Looking down the road highwaytohorizon

As the new year approaches, numerous environmental issues will continue to command the attention of litigators and legislators across Canada. ... [read more]