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Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 2:37 PM - Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

SCC rewrites standard of review framework for administrative law in landmark trilogy Aubin Calvert

In a bid to enhance clarity, predictability and access to justice in a muddled area of law that impacts many Canadians, seven of nine judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have collaborated to devise a new standard of review framework which emphasizes that courts should presumptively exercise deference when overseeing administrative decision makers, while also retaining “limited” scope for correctness review. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

PROCESS AND PROCEDURE - Arbitration - Bars

Application by the Union for permission to appeal a decision by the Alberta Labour Relations Board. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 12:10 PM

Dilemma of maternity leave | Leena Yousefi and Julianne Yeager

This article is written by two mothers who are also lawyers. This is not an article about feminism. This is an article about the harsh reality female lawyers face when they decide to have a child. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 1:05 PM

Animals in the pen, farmers in the cell Manmowinggrass.jpg

For many years, Canada had six prison farms. No, this is not a place where animals are sentenced to serve time for bad behaviour, such as the Big Bad Wolf doing time for harassment and destruction of property for blowing houses down or Scar serving a life sentence for regicide. These farms are within federal penitentiaries, where inmates were able to raise livestock and poultry, assist in crop production and harvest the farm, producing milk, cheese, meat, honey, vegetables and more. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 12:28 PM

Legal developments with contractors in gig economy Kidworkingonmac3.jpg

Workers who are under a high degree of control are actually employees in the eyes of the law. That is regardless of the fact that they may have been misclassified as independent contractors by their employer. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

Three associates join Dunton Rainville

Dunton Rainville announced that associate lawyers Lilia Benaïssa, Nicolas Moran Lévesque and Thomas Rainville have joined the firm’s Montreal office. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Immigrants ‘flagpoling’ for fast immigration services | Colin Singer

Temporary residents are increasingly turning to “flagpoling” to receive fast immigration services such as a work permit or new permanent residence status.  ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 11:22 AM

Failure to do deal with insured in good faith leads to punitive damages Hands going through forms

A recent disability decision offers a compelling wake-up call for insurers who unreasonably refuse to pay a claim. ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Critical immigration terms and conditions for foreign students foreign_students_sm

Acceptance to a Canadian post-secondary school and the approval of a study permit is a celebratory achievement for all foreign students, providing them with excellent opportunities to enhance academic or professional skills and a pathway to permanent residence. ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:45 AM

Bennett Jones adds associates in Calgary, Toronto

Bennett Jones LLP announced that associates Steven Bodi and David Bushuev have joined the firm. ... [read more]