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Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 4:47 PM

Ontario returning all schools to online learning after April break

Ontario is moving all publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools to online learning beginning April 19 as the COVID-19 variants drive a record level of new infections and nearly exhaust ICU capacity. ... [read more]

Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 8:29 AM

Gender inclusivity on boards in a post-pandemic world Hands of different gender doing a jigsaw

Not long ago, equal gender representation and policies facilitating gender equity were hardly more than nice supplements to company practice. Now, they are requirements for satisfying stakeholders and necessities for any business hoping to thrive or even continue on into the future. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining these Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practices is becoming even more critical. ... [read more]

Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 8:07 AM

Separate appeals launched in B.C., Alberta COVID-19 constitutional challenges Jay Cameron, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms litigation manager

Alberta and B.C.’s COVID-19 restrictions may once again find themselves before the courts after the launch of separate appeals in cases which dismissed constitutional challenges of public health orders in both provinces. ... [read more]

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 2:46 PM

Who was that masked man? The loan arranger | Marcel Strigberger

Shhhh. I’m returning a library book. It’s slightly overdue. ... [read more]

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:55 AM

Ford blunders might stop Highway 413 | David Israelson

Rather than investing in things like long-term care or sick leave for essential workers, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is now pushing to wreck the province’s precious greenspace with a new pollution-spewing highway that could cost as much as $10 billion. Let’s hope he proves as incompetent at this as he has been in managing COVID-19. ... [read more]

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:11 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Contempt of court - What constitutes - Punishment

Sentencing hearing for the respondents, convicted of civil contempt. The respondents defied a court order which restrained them from contravening Ontario Regulation 82/20 by holding gatherings of more than 10 persons in conjunction with the operations of Trinity Bible Chapel. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 9:03 AM

Appeal Court ruling on video hearings could impact courts during pandemic, says lawyer Amy Ohler, founding partner, AJO Law, Toronto

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision endorsing a lower court’s finding that a not criminally responsible (NCR) accused woman cannot be forced to attend a video hearing against her will could have wider implications for courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, says a Toronto lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 8:27 AM

Changes to post-graduation work permit open pathways for international students International students graduating

Canada has consistently been ranked as one of the best countries to immigrate to. Most skilled workers immigrate to Canada under the economic class that uses the Express Entry case management system. Within that management system, candidates will receive a comprehensive ranking system score based on their skills, education, language ability, work experience and other factors. Candidates in the online Express Entry pool with the highest score would normally receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 5:11 PM

Ontario implements another provincewide stay-at-home order, third state of emergency

Under growing pressure from doctors, hospitals and some local medical officers of health, Ontario has declared its third state of emergency and issued a provincewide stay-at-home order effective April 8 at 12:01 a.m. in a desperate bid to reverse a dramatic increase in new cases of COVID-19 variants and relieve overflowing hospital ICUs. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 11:46 AM

Alberta moves back to ‘step one’ of COVID-19 restrictions as cases rise in province Alberta Premier Jason Kenney

Alberta is moving back into step one of its four-step COVID-19 restriction framework as part of its fight against the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]