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Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 3:08 PM

How Canadian fashion events navigate COVID-19 laws stylizedhat

During the start of COVID-19, the Canadian fashion industry’s activities were brought to a complete standstill. Toronto designers and event producers have stepped up to this challenge by shifting to the production of affordable face masks when mask shortages were prominent, and by utilizing virtual platforms to showcase collections and to engage with audiences and consumers. ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 2:37 PM

High time we helped Canadians climb out of debt Ladder

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a medical crisis in the world, which in turn caused an economic crisis in our society, which is now, in its turn, causing a moral crisis within our society. ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 10:59 AM

Practising family law during pandemic: Pushing matters forward | Carolyn J. Lloyd

When I was sent home from work with nothing but my laptop on March 11, I didn’t know what to expect. I had always kept my work at the office, and rarely brought work home. Suddenly my worlds collided and it was a shock. I decided to learn as much as a could about what the pandemic meant and how long it would last. ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:58 AM

Access to Justice Week events focused on creating more inclusive system | Julie Sobowale

October 26 marks the beginning of Access to Justice Week, held from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Each province will highlight the work of community justice organizations and pro bono organizations. Throughout the week a series of online national events will focus on educating the public, lawyers and community organizations on how to improve access to justice in their local communities.  ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 4:09 PM

COVID-19 vaccine not expected until ‘sometime’ in 2021: Trudeau Justin_Trudeau_sm

Ottawa is investing hundreds of millions in the development of made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccines — but it is not expected one will be made available at least until sometime in 2021. That is what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to say during an Oct. 23 press conference, where he announced his Liberal government will be investing $214 million in the development of Canadian-made vaccines. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 3:23 PM

New Ontario virtual criminal case management court locations announced

The Ontario Court of Justice announced it will continue rolling out virtual criminal case management courts over the balance of October and through November, with appearances being conducted by videoconference or audioconference. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 2:33 PM

Why working from home might mean going Dutch | Marcel Strigberger

Who pays for the toilet paper in Holland? I’m sure many of us were wondering about this question. We are talking about whether or not employers should compensate employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic for consumption during work hours, of items such as toilet paper, coffee, tea and other such baubles of extravagance. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 2:21 PM

Cross-border divorce — COVID-19 style House sitting on money

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, then being shacked up with your spouse during the COVID pandemic can be the straw to break the camel’s back. And for many couples it is. With rates of separation and divorce climbing, getting things aligned in terms of your tax situation is important. This is especially true if the couple owns real property south of the border. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

Infrastructure, Indigenous engagement: A corporate perspective abstract development

New infrastructure projects in water, transportation and energy will be a critical part of Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In the medium to long term, new projects will also be core to raising Canada’s productivity, expanding our trade, reducing our carbon footprint and adapting to climate change. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 11:28 AM

COVID-19’s impact on trucking industry: Part two covid_trucker_sm

As we discussed in our first article in this series, the Canadian trucking industry has had to adapt to the changing circumstances of COVID-19 in order to keep supply chains moving. This article continues our overview of some of the legal issues that this industry has faced and considerations in connection with the reopening of the economy. ... [read more]