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Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 12:42 PM

Clark Wilson adds two associates

Clark Wilson announced that two new lawyers have joined the Vancouver firm, Anne Amos-Stewart and Andrew Stewart. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 12:27 PM

Ottawa appoints Smith as chief justice of N.S. Supreme Court

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced the appointment of Deborah K. Smith as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 9:09 AM

Implicit behaviour guidelines for counsel served up in appeal decision fighting_lawyers_sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently issued a sharp caution to counsel who maintain their excessively adversarial positions over and above their duty to the court. ... [read more]

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 2:32 PM

Downey commits to collaborative approach as Ontario’s new attorney general Exclusive

Lauded by former colleagues for his collegiality, Ontario’s new Attorney General Douglas Richard Downey plans to take a collaborative approach on new initiatives and lingering issues that dogged his predecessor, including one that drew a comment from Canada’s top judge. ... [read more]

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

Three new associates join Stewart McKelvey

Stewart McKelvey announced on June 18 that new calls to the New Brunswick bar Graham Haynes, Sarah Kanhai and John Morse have joined the East Coast firm as associates. ... [read more]

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 8:18 AM

U.S. looking for ways to reduce legal immigration visa_denied_sm

Immigration policy proposals under the current administration represent a continuing trend toward discouraging legal immigration to the United States. While current efforts to thwart illegal immigration dominate headlines, the opaque measures to reduce and frustrate legal immigration tend to fly under the radar. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 9:26 AM

Correctional officers don’t have right to negotiate pension plans, rules Quebec Appeal Court Finn Makela

In a setback for the labour movement, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling that granted the union representing correctional officers the right to negotiate pension plans and staffing. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 2:57 PM

Trends in defamation include #MeToo, right to be forgotten, panel says Justin Safayeni sm

Defamation in the #MeToo era, the right to be forgotten and reforming the Libel and Slander Act were identified as “new and emerging issues” by panellists at Defamation Law 2019: Current Issues and Emerging Trends program held this spring. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

Broad changes coming to directors’ duties: Part two complaince_directors_sm

In our previous article in this series on the significant amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) proposed in the federal government’s omnibus budget implementation bill, we discussed the statutory changes to directors’ duties. This article will continue with other proposed changes that are expected to affect public companies and what will come next. ... [read more]

Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 2:54 PM

Major subrogation trial proves value of good record keeping oilbarrelspillclose_sm.jpg

On March 28, 2019, Justice Gillian Marriott released her decision in ISH Energy Ltd. v. Weber Contract Services Inc. [2019] A.J. No. 391 and found in favour of ISH Energy Ltd. ... [read more]