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Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Delay: Jordan’s big effect on civil litigation spiral_clock_sm

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan 2016 1 SCC 27 has had a big impact, not only in the context of criminal law, but also in civil actions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 8:36 AM

California employment law double-edged sword for Canadian businesses california_flag_sm

California is one of the most employee-friendly states in the U.S. And it just got even more friendly to taxpayers by enacting a new law that will impact Canadians who do business there. The law can impact corporate entities and independent contractors in everything from the film industry to IT. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 10:55 AM

Why legal aid matters in this federal election | Patricia Hebert

Take a look at the people in your neighbourhood, where you live or work — the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street, as the Sesame Street song says. Some, you can’t help but notice, are already in trouble — people asking for money, or sleeping on the street. But others who might look like they have it all under control could be one legal issue away from personal disaster. ... [read more]

Monday, October 07, 2019 @ 2:33 PM

Compensation, time off differences between Canadian, U.K., employment law Britishcanada

Part one of this four-part series looked briefly at the basic legal structure of Canada and the U.K., as well as the distinction between employment agreements and independent contractor agreements in Canada. Part two below discusses other elements of the employment agreement in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Genetic fairness appeal addresses core moral values worthy of protection Bluebodyscience1.jpg

Compelled genetic testing and compelled disclosure of genetic information are socially undesirable evils. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 8:36 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Right of appeal - Stay

Appeal by refugee claimants from the dismissal of their appeals from decisions of the Refugee Board Appeal Division. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 2:25 PM

After NAFTA won’t be found in Washington, Ottawa canada_u.s._trade_sm

As Canada and the United States wrap up more than two years of work on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), one pressing question remains for the cross-border business community — what can we expect after NAFTA? The answer rests not in Washington, D.C., or Ottawa, but in state and provincial capitals throughout North America. ... [read more]

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 8:58 AM

Federal Court reins in Immigration and Refugee Board | Julius Melnitzer

The Federal Court has limited the power of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) chairperson to issue jurisprudential guides (JGs) on issues of fact, where the JGs create an “expectation” that board members were bound to follow the directives. ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

Refugees and the federal election: Setting the record straight Federal election 2019

When it came time for the 2015 federal election campaign, we had slipped as a nation. The former government’s views on refugees were crystal clear. Not mincing words, it threw around terms like “bogus refugees” and referred to people coming to Canada for “gold-plated” health care, casting refugees from certain regions as unworthy scammers. The courts have since ruled that there was no evidence for any of this rhetoric and in fact, it flew in the face of s. 15 of the Charter. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 8:22 AM

Temporary programs fill in immigration objectives immigration_policy_sm

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) provides legislative authority to allow the minister to issue special instructions to immigration officers to enable the government of Canada to attain its immigration goals. ... [read more]