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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]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:56 AM

Business ethics and the law | Vanisha H. Sukdeo

The meaning of the term “ethics” varies across disciplines from philosophy, political science, business and law. What does it mean when we speak about “business ethics” in relation to the law? When companies lead with ethics, they attempt to abide by not just the legal requirements that bind their company but the underlying principles that shaped the law at its creation. ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:14 AM

PROCESS AND PROCEDURE - Grievances - Refusal to accept grievance

Appeal by the Resource Development Trades Council from the dismissal of its application for judicial review of two decisions. Construction work on a hydroelectric generation project was subject to a collective agreement between the parties. ... [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 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 @ 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 @ 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]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

Clark Wilson adds three new associates

Clark Wilson LLP welcomed associates Angela Yousofi, Debbie Preston and Nick Carlson to the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 9:04 AM

Facial recognition technology and privacy: Rules of engagement face_recognition_sm

The deployment of facial recognition in commercial applications has increased, creating various use cases for this sophisticated technology including tagging, authentication, targeted advertising and analytics. While facial recognition technology has come under fire for being deeply invasive and biased, those companies with a need to use this technology should not be dissuaded so long as they implement the technology within a proper privacy, security and ethics framework. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 6:17 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Appeals and judicial review - Limitation periods

Appeal by Blomer from a decision that dismissed her application to convert her amended amended statement of claim to an originating application for judicial review of two decisions of the Appeals Commission of the Workers’ Compensation Board. ... [read more]