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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 8:24 AM

Impact of presidential election on U.S. and Canadian immigration: Part One whitehouse_podium_sm

As voting in the U.S. presidential election comes to a close, this article addresses the impact of Joe Biden’s victory on the future of American and Canadian immigration. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 9:51 AM

Ontario exotic dancers deserve right to twerk | Sean O’Donnell

Work Safe Twerk Safe (WSTS) is a Toronto-based, peer-to-peer advocacy group that represents the interests of strippers throughout Ontario and strives to protect the dignity, safety, livelihood and autonomy of strippers in the province. On Oct. 26, 2020, WSTS brought an application for judicial review in response to Ontario’s decision to enact legislation closing strip clubs in September and October due to COVID-19. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 9:18 AM

Law Society of B.C. launches ‘innovation sandbox’ on expanding access to justice LSBC president Craig Ferris

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) has launched an “innovation sandbox” which will look at proposals from those who are seeking to address unmet legal need in the province. Those admitted to the innovation sandbox will pilot legal services and advice under the supervision of the law society. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 8:20 AM

How Biden administration will change immigration welcome_immigration_sm

It may have taken half the week to get there, but the dust has settled and the U.S. has elected Joseph Biden to take Donald Trump’s place in January. Biden has his work cut out for him when it comes to immigration reform. Trump issued more than 400 executive actions on immigration over the course of four years in office. We saw nearly 400 miles of border wall constructed between the U.S. and Mexico, a travel freeze due to COVID-19, and a number of new visa restrictions aimed at Trump’s “Hire American” initiative to save U.S. jobs for unemployed Americans. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 6:08 AM

THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT - Interpretation - Precedents

Appeal by the Union from a chambers judge’s decision that quashed an arbitrator’s award. ... [read more]

Monday, November 09, 2020 @ 4:58 PM

Biden administration still holds challenges for Canada, say former politicians Christy Clark sm

A Joe Biden presidency in the United States will present a strategic opportunity for Canada to reset its most important international relationship, but Ottawa will be challenged by issues such as the likely demise of the Keystone XL pipeline and a rekindled competition for top international talent, said a panel of former high-profile Canadian politicians. ... [read more]

Monday, November 09, 2020 @ 2:19 PM

Yale students produce legal industry environmental report card Reportcard2.jpg

Lawyers often justify taking on clients seen by some as reprehensible based on the principle that everyone deserves representation. However, a new report prepared by seven current and former students at Yale Law School seeks to emphasize that, in the context of the climate crisis, law firms have agency over whether they choose to take on clients who are making things better or worse. ... [read more]

Monday, November 09, 2020 @ 11:46 AM

Two new partners for McCarthy Tétrault labour and employment group in Montreal

McCarthy Tétrault announced that new partners Alexandre Buswell and Myriane Le François have joined the firm’s labour and employment group in the Montreal office. ... [read more]

Monday, November 09, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

Consider intersectional approach to your recruitment experience | Naomi Sayers

Often the legal industry talks about how progressive their own law practice is without critical examination into how their own recruitment experience closes the doors onto so many. ... [read more]

Friday, November 06, 2020 @ 3:49 PM

Ottawa extends funding for innovative business subsidy

The federal government has announced it will spend over $155 million to extend an emergency wage subsidy aimed at innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains made the announcement Nov. 6. The money will go towards the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program’s Innovation Assistance Program (IRAP IAP). ... [read more]