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Tuesday, November 02, 2021 @ 1:10 PM

Ottawa announces regional airports that can get international passenger flights effective Nov. 30

The federal government says it is easing its restrictions on international flight arrivals in Canada, effective Nov. 30, 2021. Transport Canada announced Nov. 2 it is expanding the scope of its Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that currently directs international passenger flights into 10 Canadian airports, to permit international passenger flights to land in eight additional Canadian airports. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 @ 8:26 AM

Re-elected Liberal government’s plans for immigration | Colin Singer

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government got the vote of confidence it needed from Canadians to form another minority government, paving the way for an even greater push for more immigration to the country. ... [read more]

Monday, November 01, 2021 @ 8:37 AM

The digital divide of justice: How much Internet is enough? WiFi sign with an X through it

Bell, Rogers and Telus. The Canadian telecommunications industry is dominated by this group of powerful players. Smaller service providers struggle to compete against these giants in the battle to provide affordable and accessible Internet. The proposed merger between Rogers and Shaw would give Rogers “a nearly national monopoly on cable TV and Internet infrastructure” (OpenMedia press release) and gives cause to consider the implications of such a union. ... [read more]

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 1:57 PM

Feds issue further guidance on mandatory vaccination for travellers, transportation employees

On Oct. 29, the federal government reinforced its commitment to mandatory vaccination for travellers “flying on domestic, transborder, or international flights” departing from Canadian airports, transportation sector employees, as well as “rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains.” Mandatory vaccination for travel comes into effect as of Oct. 30. ... [read more]

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 1:04 PM

Canada’s new immigration minister: What we can expect | Ravi Jain

Nova Scotia MP Sean Fraser has been appointed Canada’s new immigration minister. Fraser is 37 years old and a former lawyer. He was elected as a member of Parliament in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019 and again in 2021. ... [read more]

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 9:58 AM

Access to Justice: #A2J Week in Canada is reason to celebrate | Beverley McLachlin

It is Access to Justice Week in Canada. Every year across the country we take the last week of October to gather — in small groups, large events, between justice service providers, with the public — to talk about the access to justice issues. In other words, we focus on people-centred justice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 9:35 AM

Anti-trafficking laws doing more harm than good for migrant sex workers, report says

A recently released report from several legal and labour experts is saying that Canada’s anti-trafficking laws, which are ostensibly aimed at protecting migrant sex workers, is having the opposite effect to what was intended and has left sex workers more open to exploitation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 1:42 PM

Vaccine passports: Judge-proof by design | Heather MacIvor

As these words are written, public life in Ontario is slowly reviving. Indoor spaces that were dark and deserted for months on end are filling up. Schools have reopened. White-collar workers are trickling back to the office. This gradual return to pre-pandemic society is made possible by vaccines that prime the human immune system against the COVID-19 virus. And because the vaccinated look just like the unvaccinated, governments are creating mechanisms for fully immunized people to identify themselves before entering places with a heightened risk of transmission. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 12:42 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 2:07 PM

Cabinet shuffle: Lametti stays at Justice; Mendicino moved to Public Safety; Fraser gets Immigration Marco Mendicino

The new gender-balanced 39-minister federal Liberal cabinet keeps McGill law professor David Lametti as Justice minister, but moves ex-federal prosecutor Marco Mendicino to lead Public Safety Canada, and replaces Mendicino as Immigration minister with Nova Scotia MP Sean Fraser, an ex-commercial litigator with a track record of international law and human rights work. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 9:31 AM

New legislation updates rules for B.C. not-for-profit corporations David Wotherspoon, Dentons

The B.C. legislature has passed legislation which will update and improve the framework on the governance of not-for-profits in the province. ... [read more]