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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:51 AM

Understanding EBUGs: To Ayres is human Toyhockeyplayers.jpg

David Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, was called into action for the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 22 in their 6-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:28 AM

Chairpersons for CETA state to state disputes: Where are the women, Canada? canada_ceta_sm

The roster of arbitrators for state to state dispute settlement under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its member states has no women on its list of chairpersons.   ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 1:52 PM

Tribunals and courts: Defining reasonableness judicial_review_sm

My first article in this series discussed the legal controversy over the standard of review that Canadian courts should apply when reviewing administrative decision making. This article will continue by posing the question: What does reasonableness review mean? ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 8:34 AM

Canada sets record for new immigrants in 2019 | Colin Singer

Canada admitted a modern-era record of more than 341,000 new permanent residents in 2019, new government data shows. The 341,180 immigrants welcomed last year was the second consecutive year Canada has admitted more than 300,000 immigrants. Before 2018, the last time Canada did that was 1912. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 2:09 PM

Recommendations for Labour Code amendments explained Manandwomanchangingrule_Sm1.jpg

The Canada Labour Code (CLC) is undergoing a substantial overhaul; significant amendments have already come into force. Last year, an Independent Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards made five additional recommendations for other potential amendments to the CLC with regard to the following issues: ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 1:48 PM

Financial distress: Blind spots in cannabis industry falling_cannabis_stocks_sm

The regulated cannabis industry remains a consistent headline. Growing pains plague the industry, and the optimism surrounding growth, product diversification and projected revenue has been replaced by concern regarding layoffs, oversupply and inability to raise funds. Speculation about failures and insolvencies is widespread. After years of focusing on growth and raising capital, cannabis companies are increasingly looking for advice to mitigate the impact of financial distress. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 9:57 AM

International Women’s Day: Enabling diversity in boardroom | Helle Bank Jorgensen

Once again, March 8 is International Women’s Day, and while each year sees new achievements for women around the world, some areas of gender equality continue to drag behind. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 3:10 PM

Expert panel releases recommendations for amendments to Labour Code man&womanchangingrules.jpg

The Canada Labour Code (CLC) is undergoing a substantial overhaul; signficant amendments have already come into force. In a press release issued last year, the federal government announced that an Independent Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards had been established to make additional recommendations for other potential amendments to the CLC with regard to the following issues: ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 11:50 AM

How to unleash power of employee appreciation for legal professionals every day EmployeeDay

Employee Appreciation Day is March 6 this year, and it’s often a last-minute scramble to make something special happen for employees. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]