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Friday, June 05, 2020 @ 4:27 PM - Last Updated: Friday, June 05, 2020 @ 4:49 PM

Trudeau pledges employment, financial help for people with disabilities, more aid for provinces Justin_Trudeau_sm

The federal government is offering employment support and financial aid to people with disabilities to help them cope with the fallout from COVID-19 and will give billions to the provinces and territories as part of Canada’s economic restart.   ... [read more]

Friday, June 05, 2020 @ 12:47 PM

Quebec investor reform will change business immigration | Colin Singer

The Quebec government’s decision to delay the opening of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program until at least April 2021 signals a significant change in direction for the province and for Canada’s business immigration landscape. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 04, 2020 @ 2:35 PM

What employers will face as economy reopens Covidtest

As the local economy is slowly reopening, Canadian employers face both legal and logistical challenges as they come out of COVID-19. Unchartered waters lie ahead as they face health and safety, privacy and human rights issues. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 04, 2020 @ 9:29 AM

Academics studying effects of COVID-19 pandemic on law Louise Langevin

Quebec law faculties, having decided to offer courses remotely in the fall in light of health and safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, are now also ramping up research efforts to assess the impact pandemics may have on law and the practice of law. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 04, 2020 @ 8:49 AM

Access to justice and pixie dust: Civil resolution tribunals | Bo Kruk

COVID-19 has changed the manner in which we transact justice. The courts in Ontario have embraced new technology to allow more cases to proceed at an unprecedented rate. While we have searched for technological answers to our new world order, we need not look too far. British Columbia’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) provides an effective online model that can — and should — be easily transplanted to any other jurisdiction. The CRT offers answers to our technological challenges. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 4:16 PM

Feds mandate face-covering for aviation sector, issue guidance for other transportation workers

Ottawa is mandating new face-covering measures for workers in the aviation industry, while also recommending similar but still-voluntary measures in the marine, rail and road transportation sectors. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 11:48 AM

New labour and employment associate for Mathews Dinsdale

Mathews Dinsdale announced that Anastasia Fairfield has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 8:52 AM

No going back: Technology and court process | Gary Joseph

The COVID-19 shutdown of the court system was initially viewed as a temporary measure to address legitimate health concerns. Most lawyers expected a quick return to “normal” once the pandemic passed. Two things have now become quite apparent: the pandemic is not passing as quickly as we had hoped and, as importantly, there will be a new “normal.” Lawyers need to accept this and get onboard the technology train or they will be left behind. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 7:00 AM


Appeal by the Attorney General of Canada from a Federal Court judicial review judgment that overturned the denial of the grievance of the respondent, Zalys. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 @ 1:41 PM

Litigation risk in COVID-19 environment: Big changes risk_liability_sm

Litigation risks are materially different today, under COVID-19 than at the start of 2020 when the threat of a world-changing global pandemic was barely an idea. The economic and strategic considerations affecting organizations’ litigation decisions are shifting. This article examines that shift and explores the consequences for litigants going forward as they seek to resolve disputes in the pandemic environment — both existing legal disputes and new litigation arising from COVID-19. ... [read more]