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Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 1:44 PM

Langlois Lawyers team expands by four

Langlois Lawyers announced that four new talents have joined the labour and employment law, litigation and insurance law groups in the Montreal and Quebec City offices. ... [read more]

Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 1:43 PM

Hicks Morley adds four associates

Hicks Morley announced that four new associates have joined the firm, Michael Babe, Diana Mansour, Larissa Putt and Clare Wooland. ... [read more]

Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 8:29 AM

Gender inclusivity on boards in a post-pandemic world Hands of different gender doing a jigsaw

Not long ago, equal gender representation and policies facilitating gender equity were hardly more than nice supplements to company practice. Now, they are requirements for satisfying stakeholders and necessities for any business hoping to thrive or even continue on into the future. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining these Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practices is becoming even more critical. ... [read more]

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 11:16 AM

Dr. Fill’s career advice: Archeology, dairy farming, anything but law Individual at fork in road

For several years, I struggled with the decision of what to do once I completed high school. I really had no idea. By the time I was 17 and still undecided, my parents got a great tip from a friend: she had sent her son to this marvelous assessment centre in Amsterdam. This place had developed a fail-safe, battle-tested system; they would put you through their custom grinder and then make a definitive judgment on your attitude, aptitude and altitude. ... [read more]

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:24 AM

The Coach: Succession planning for larger firms part two | Gary Mitchell

If you follow my column, then you know what I consider to be the first steps in succession planning for larger firms. In this, part two of a two-part series, I will go over the following: 1. Qualities of your next leader. 2. Where do you find them? 3. Coaching and mentoring. 4. Transition. 5. The exit. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 8:27 AM

Changes to post-graduation work permit open pathways for international students International students graduating

Canada has consistently been ranked as one of the best countries to immigrate to. Most skilled workers immigrate to Canada under the economic class that uses the Express Entry case management system. Within that management system, candidates will receive a comprehensive ranking system score based on their skills, education, language ability, work experience and other factors. Candidates in the online Express Entry pool with the highest score would normally receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 5:11 PM

Ontario implements another provincewide stay-at-home order, third state of emergency

Under growing pressure from doctors, hospitals and some local medical officers of health, Ontario has declared its third state of emergency and issued a provincewide stay-at-home order effective April 8 at 12:01 a.m. in a desperate bid to reverse a dramatic increase in new cases of COVID-19 variants and relieve overflowing hospital ICUs. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 11:46 AM

Alberta moves back to ‘step one’ of COVID-19 restrictions as cases rise in province Alberta Premier Jason Kenney

Alberta is moving back into step one of its four-step COVID-19 restriction framework as part of its fight against the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 7:55 AM

Ontario Human Rights Commission celebrates 60th anniversary Ena Chadha, chief commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission

Ontario is honouring its human rights heroes past, present and future as the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) celebrates its 60th anniversary and prepares to mark six decades since the passage of the province’s Human Rights Code in June of next year. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 4:18 PM

Trudeau talks Safe Start Agreement; health minister talks inquiry Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

As a punishing third wave of COVID-19 grips Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the “final instalment” of Ottawa’s multibillion-dollar Safe Start Agreement is being given to the provinces and territories. ... [read more]