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Thursday, September 02, 2021 @ 9:35 AM

Students launching claim against Seneca College over COVID-19 vaccine mandate Allison Pejovic, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms staff lawyer

Two students enrolled at Seneca College plan to sue the school over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The students were notified via e-mail that they would not be permitted to participate in on-campus activities if they were not vaccinated. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 3:20 PM

Ontario will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for certain settings as of Sept. 22 Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

On Sept. 1, the Ontario government announced proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to access some non-essential services. According to a government release, proof of vaccination will be required starting Sept. 22. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 1:10 PM

The 3D foreign policy approach and Canada’s longest war | Aan Malahia Chaudhry

In 2001, under the heading of Operation Apollo, Canadian troops entered Afghanistan. Twenty years later, the last Canadian military plane took, off leaving behind 1,250 Canadian citizens and a crumbling nation it had vowed to help. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 12:55 PM

Birth of green choice for Nova Scotia Green map of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s Sustainable Development Goals Act (SDGA), passed in 2019, sets out the province’s renewable energy (RE) targets, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 53 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 8:33 AM

Domestic contracts across borders Hands shaking in front of globe

There are many considerations that go into deciding to relocate to a new jurisdiction. What may not be so apparent, or unfortunately what may even be at the bottom of the to-do list, is ensuring any legal documentation is effective. It may come as a surprise to individuals moving to Ontario that a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement (referred to in this article collectively as a “domestic contract”) executed in their home jurisdiction no longer works. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 1:22 PM

Globalization: Preparing for a world in transition Globe with puzzle pieces

Around the world, as we move past the halfway point of 2021, COVID-19 remains a significant force of disruption even as many countries emerge from lockdown. Global business activities are rebounding, and the landscape has shifted, but the delta variant and growing case numbers worldwide mean that insecurity remains the order of the day. Moving forward, what can businesses expect from this new change, and how can they prepare for what's to come in an era of radical uncertainty? ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 3:19 PM

Quebec’s new corporate transparency framework draws praise, questions from lawyers

A new corporate transparency law recently enacted by the Quebec government will compel all private corporations and partnerships, regardless of where it is registered or incorporated, who conduct business in the province to disclose the identity and some information of the beneficial owners of their shares in a publicly accessible database, a requirement that goes further than similar legislation passed by the federal government and other provinces. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 2:50 PM

New Ontario not-for-profit legislation, business registry Business registration

On Aug. 17, 2021 the Ontario government announced that the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) will finally be proclaimed into force effective Oct. 19, 2021, (the proclamation date), almost 11 years from the date that it received royal assent. The proclamation of the ONCA coincides with the launch of the new Ontario Business Registry (the OBR), which has been a key factor in the delay of the ONCA coming into effect. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 12:53 PM

Prostitution law reform in Canada: Full decriminalization only option Woman's face with make-up stick

As discussed in the first article in this series, Bill C-36 reverses the constitutional progress of Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford [2013] 3 S.C.R. by complicating the procedure of prostitution and endangering the lives of sex workers. In light of these limitations, the Parliament must amend this legislation using the decriminalization model of prostitution policy. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 9:24 AM

Over 60 per cent of small- and medium-sized businesses plan mandatory vaccinations for employees: poll Norm Keith, KPMG Law LLP

Over 60 per cent of small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada have plans to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for their employees, according to a new report from a major law firm. The survey from KPMG polled 505 Canadian business owners and decision makers between Aug. 6 and Aug. 15 and comes as employers are starting to bring their employees back to the workplace. ... [read more]