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Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 8:14 AM

Despite ‘Trumpocalypse’ U.S. immigration still a hot ticket welcome_u.s._sm

Both sides of the border are experiencing rather unprecedented challenges to the status quo, as they approach new elections in 2019 and 2020. But despite the political circus, businesses in the Great White North have other things to focus on — including signs that all is not well on the economic front. Despite recent job growth, many other indicators show that the Canadian economy is struggling, including recent GDP figures that show the economy shrank in December. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

Proposed tort of harassment fails at Ontario Court of Appeal

The Ontario Court of Appeal has decided not to recognize a proposed tort of harassment in a dispute between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and an employee, which has been ongoing since 2007. However, this may not be the last word on establishing the new tort, as counsel for the employee said it is “looking at seeking leave to appeal” to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 8:39 AM

Quebec ruling emphasizes government respect for rule of law | Colin Singer

A Quebec Superior Court justice ordered the provincial government to continue processing existing immigration applications under the regular Quebec Skilled Worker Program. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 8:18 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL - Dismissal without cause - Reasonable notice period or wages in lieu

Action by the plaintiff Mark Menard against the defendant Centre for International Governance Innovation (Centre) for damages for wrongful dismissal. ... [read more]

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 10:34 AM

DISCRIMINATION - Context - Workplace discrimination - Job competition

Appeal by Ayangma from dismissal of his application for judicial review of a decision of the Human Rights Commission refusing to refer his complaint for a hearing by the Labour and Employment Board. ... [read more]

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

The business of cannabis: Key risks for boards cannabis_money_sm

As the first G7 nation to legalize cannabis, Canada has a unique opportunity to create a positive governance culture — and the world is watching. ... [read more]

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 9:53 AM

Immigration pathways for caregivers immigrant_caregiver)sm

Caregivers care for our children, our elderly parents and people who need assistance. They bridge the gap for many Canadians who need assistance while they are working or studying outside the home. Care workers provide critical support to Canadian society, allowing families to thrive and our economy to function successfully. They care for children, the elderly and people with illness or disabilities. ... [read more]

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

ENFORCEMENT AND PROCEDURE - Parties - Intervenors

Application by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) for leave to intervene in an appeal of a decision of a Human Rights Board of Inquiry. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

New regulations in NL aim to prevent workplace harassment and violence: lawyer Ashley Savinov

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is hoping its new occupational health and safety regulations will compel employers to be proactive when it comes to workplace harassment instead of reactive. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 8:12 AM

Clarification coming on discretionary bonuses | Stuart Rudner

The law regarding post-termination bonus entitlement is in a state of uncertainty which might soon be clarified by the highest court in the land, as the Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited [2018] S.C.C.A. No. 331. ... [read more]