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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 2:07 PM

Quebec, Ottawa applaud Justice Kasirer, province’s new role in nominating Quebec SCC judges Chief Justice of Quebec Nicole Duval Hesler with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Nicholas Kasirer

The Supreme Court of Canada saw a rare display of federal-provincial unanimity Nov. 4 as the attorneys general of Canada and Quebec jointly hailed the top court’s newest judge and the province’s beefed-up role in the reformed process that culminated in Justice Nicholas Kasirer’s nomination. “The nomination of Justice Kasirer to the court is historic,” Attorney General of Canada David Lametti said of the new process during the welcoming ceremony in the Supreme Court’s courtroom which was packed with Justice Kasirer’s family and friends, along with many legal lights from the bar and bench in Quebec and across Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

Breakthrough Innovation: New models for practice of law | Kurt Sandstrom

With the exception of technology, the basic model of the practice of law has not changed in any drastic way over the last 30 years, likely longer. While there are pockets of innovation, for the most part, a client usually seeks out a legal professional according to a set number of already established “problem areas” in which lawyers advertise their assistance: wills, estates, personal injury, family law, etc. However, it is very clear from statistics that the vast majority of people’s legal problems cannot be served through this model.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 6:24 AM


Application by the employer for judicial review of a decision of the Canada Industrial Relations Board granting the application for certification of the respondent with respect to the applicant’s technical field and warehouse employees. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 6:23 AM

AWARDS - Enforcement

Appeal by Hong from the dismissal of his application for an order of mandamus to compel the RCMP to implement a grievance decision. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 2:14 PM

New litigation associate for Wilton Martin

Wilton Martin announced that Frank Portman has joined the litigation firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

McLachlin on A2J, climate change, sexual assault, AI, pro bono, lawyers’ ‘vital’ role Beverley McLachlin

The Charter may offer an avenue for combating climate change, former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin says as climate litigation ramps up here and in the rest of the world. “I think the main obligation, constitutionally, for tackling this major problem rests with the federal government and the provinces — but courts are part of the picture because the [Charter s. 7] right to life, liberty and security of the person is something that all of us are entitled to, and climate change may tie into that,” Canada’s former top judge suggested in a wide-ranging LexisNexis Canada webinar on access to justice Oct. 10. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 10:44 AM

#MeToo at two: Has anything changed? | Janice Rubin

A few weeks ago, I was part of a panel on TVO. The discussion centred on what had changed in the two years since the #MeToo movement had begun. Much to my surprise, I seemed to be the sole voice on the panel who thought that the needle on the sexual harassment dial had moved at all. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

LABOUR RELATIONS BOARDS - Procedure - Protection of identity

Application by the Attorney General for judicial review of a decision of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board. ... [read more]

Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 3:05 PM

What U.K. employers should know about Canadian human rights employment law Britishflag

The final part of this four-part series explores Canadian human rights legislation in relation to employment law. Canadian employers are prohibited by law from dismissing an employee on discriminatory grounds and engaging in discriminatory practices generally.  ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 1:23 PM

Overview of employee leave entitlements across Canada B&Wcrowds.jpg

This article is the fourth in a series in which we provide a general understanding of the laws and regulations that impact employment and labour in Canada. While every effort has been made to cover developments up to the date of publication, the current status of any legislation should be verified by counsel. ... [read more]