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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 1:12 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 @ 8:09 AM

All’s right with the world: And that’s my problem | Ken Hill

The light went on in my brain when I threw a pass in touch football one day when I was in my early 20s. I happened to be wearing a watch with an expansion bracelet and as my arm swung gracefully and the ball sailed off in a perfect spiral (at least as I remember it), the watch snapped back against my wrist. That was annoying, but I suddenly realized that this had occurred because, like everyone else, I wore my watch on my left wrist. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 11:49 AM

Alberta’s top court dismisses appeal of employer’s limitations defence Hand with clock

Limitations on actions have been legislated to provide certainty to parties that cause(s) of action(s) from many years earlier would not resurface. This permits members of society to govern their affairs without the spectre of litigation hanging as a cloud over their heads. However, the two-year principle is not absolute. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 8:34 AM

Confessions of a possible juror, part one | Joan Rataic-Lang

Today I have to appear at the local courthouse, in response to my third jury summons. The first time I was called, I had a trip planned, and was able to send them a copy of the flight itinerary, and I was deferred. That means I was still on the list and should expect a summons again. I got one, for late March 2020. COVID-19 and the shutdown of the court system in Ontario took care of that. I got my last summons a month or so ago and wondered about my fate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 @ 11:33 AM

Stewart McKelvey welcomes two lawyers to St. John’s team

Following bar admission ceremonies last week, Stewart McKelvey welcomed two new associate lawyers to its office in Newfoundland and Labrador, Chelsea Drodge and Josh Merrigan. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 @ 11:14 AM

Quebec chief justice steps down, reflects on challenges posed by pandemic, lack of resources Jacques Fournier

After seven years at the helm of Québec Superior Court, the last two particularly challenging and exhausting, Jacques Fournier has stepped aside as chief justice and become a supernumerary judge, with the reins handed to Marie-Anne Paquette, a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec for the district of Montreal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 @ 5:45 AM

LABOUR LEGISLATION - Employee, definition

Appeal by Beach Place Ventures Ltd. and Black Top Cabs Ltd. from the dismissal of their judicial review petition which sought to quash a decision of the Employment Standards Tribunal (“Tribunal”) affirming a determination that the respondents were employees of the appellants for the purposes of the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). ... [read more]

Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 11:21 AM

Analyzing right to disconnect addition to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act Finger on off switch

Employers with 25 or more employees on Jan. 1, 2022, had until June 2, 2022, to develop and implement a written policy on disconnect from work. ... [read more]

Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 11:11 AM

Canadian Securities Administrators’ standardized climate-related disclosure, part two Maple Leaf Graph

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standard is a reporting standard for computing and reporting emissions by commercial businesses’ and organizations as developed by the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.   ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 4:42 PM

Canada will invest $3 million to support international tech entrepreneurs in Ontario

Canada has announced $3 million in funding to help bring 100 global startups to Canada and create 180 jobs in the technology sector in southern Ontario. ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 4:40 PM

Labour unions support bill to protect workers’ pensions in case of bankruptcy

Labour groups are backing Bill C-228, which if passed will protect pensions in the event an employer goes bankrupt. ... [read more]