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Thursday, August 01, 2019 @ 8:43 AM

International Experience Canada program: Best of both worlds world_youth_sm

For almost 70 years, work and travel exchange programs have encouraged and facilitated travel for Canadian and foreign youth. It originally began in 1951 as a reconciliatory cultural exchange between Canada and Germany following the end of the Second World War. It was formally implemented and expanded in 1967 to other partner countries and is known today as the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 01, 2019 @ 6:13 AM

HEALTH INSURANCE, PRIVATE - Constitutional issues

Appeal by several retirees of the federal public service and the Association that represented them from the dismissal of their judicial review application. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 1:26 PM

Staunching RCMP harassment culture Woman pushing back

Despite the fact that a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General) 2019 ONCA 205, found that there is currently no tort of harassment at common law, mounting societal pressure and changing cultural attitudes have catalyzed numerous lawsuits relating to workplace harassment in Canada and beyond. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 9:45 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Claims - Aggravation of pre-existing condition

Appeal by Murray from a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal. ... [read more]

Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 12:58 PM

Three Nunavut initiatives to aid access to justice, families get $1.8 million in funding

Federal Minister of Justice David Lametti on July 29 announced a total of $1.8 million in new funding for three Nunavut initiatives to increase access to justice and support the well-being of women and children. ... [read more]

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 1:23 PM

Five former articling students join Lavery as associates

Lavery Lawyers announced it has hired the following five former articling students as associates: Rosemarie Bhérer Bouffard, Shereen Cook,  Katerina Kostopoulos, Elizabeth Martin-Chartrand and Jean-François Maurice. ... [read more]

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 1:07 PM

Second $100M class action settlement further sours RCMP reputation one bad apple

It is nothing less than a national tragedy that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) — a police force that used to be respected — is now dealing with a second $100 million class action sexual harassment settlement by female officers. For more than 100 years, the RCMP was a police force with integrity, distinction and honour. The worldwide perception of the RCMP was right up there with England’s MI5 and MI6 as well as the FBI. ... [read more]

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 8:58 AM

M&A transactions: Employment continuity in Quebec people_arrows_sm

Labour and employment issues can be significant in the context of the sale of a company. While employment costs may be expensive to assume and some businesses may have a too large or inefficient workforce, continued employment may also prove critical to the long-term success of a business. One of the primary issues that arises in the context of a merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction is therefore whether the vendor’s employees will stay on with the purchaser. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 12:31 PM

Case highlights ability for clients, counsel to speak publicly on ongoing lawsuits, lawyer says Andrew Monkhouse sm

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed a defamation counterclaim against a former employee seeking damages for wrongful dismissal after she spoke publicly about an insurer’s alleged discriminatory policies. The court ruled the matter to be of public interest. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 9:58 AM

In pursuit of fairness: A call for CPP disability reform | Brad Moscato

For Canadians struggling with a disability, the Canada Pension Plan disability benefits (CPP benefits) can prove essential to their health and well-being. However, the plan’s limitations can make it difficult for some Canadians to find the support they need. ... [read more]