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Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 3:07 PM

Business lobby group calls on feds to deliver more aid to industry, post-pandemic recovery plan Goldy Hyder sm

Canada needs a comprehensive strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and rebound from its devastating economic impact, says one of the country’s leading business lobby groups. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 1:44 PM

International students: Failing to satisfy study permit conditions laptop_books_sm

International students who have failed to satisfy their study permit conditions have been deemed inadmissible to Canada in the past. Inadmissible to Canada means that a person is either ineligible for admission into Canada or if the person has already entered is subject to removal. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 1:49 PM

U.S. immigration-dependent industries and visa suspensions denied_visa_sm

When it comes to the current state of U.S. immigration, the situation is complex. Historically, in a down economy, restrictions are placed on immigration in order to preserve U.S. jobs for American citizens. Currently, however, those restrictions are even more limiting because of policies put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To make matters even more complicated, we also have factors at play due to the upcoming U.S. presidential election, with actions being taken under the guise of further protecting U.S. jobs or bolstering the economy. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

B.C. extends state of emergency

The province of British Columbia announced that it has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the province’s COVID-19 pandemic response. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 9:25 AM

Unfounded fear of U.S. limits productive solutions | Laurelly Dale

Most of us will never forget that distinct feeling of living life through the lens of a zombie apocalypse in the week of March 11. One major blow after another. Pandemic declared. Hockey is cancelled (!). Beloved Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have COVID-19. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 8:29 AM

Digital health care in a pandemic: Risks and rewards virtual_doctor_sm

As the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed digital functionalities to the fore, it is impacting significantly the delivery of health care, in particular virtual care and access to medical records. However, as in other areas, privacy and security risks abound. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 1:31 PM

Alberta, B.C. implement new gathering limits in COVID-19 fight

Both British Columbia and Alberta have brought in new measures to help reduce COVID-19 transmission after weekend statistics showed rising case numbers in both provinces. B.C. provincial health officer Bonnie Henry issued an order Oct. 26 which limits gatherings in private homes to no more than a person’s immediate household, plus six others. The order is provincewide and applies to all homes for all occasions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

Summary judgment post COVID-19: Interpretive erosion and looking ahead Courthouse

The success of summary judgment post-Hryniak (Hryniak v. Mauldin 2014 SCC 7) has been further hindered by what is commonly known as interpretive erosion. ... [read more]

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]