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Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 2:11 PM

Border services agency cuts service hours at more ports of entry

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on July 3 that it is temporarily reducing service hours at additional land, air, and marine ports of entry (POE) in addition to deferring seasonal opening hours at select POEs. These COVID-19 related measures are temporary and in effect as of July 3. They will remain in effect until further notice. ... [read more]

Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 11:46 AM

UBC law dean appointed as Simon Fraser University’s VP academic, provost

Simon Fraser University (SFU) announced that its board of governors has approved the appointment of Catherine Dauvergne as vice-president academic and provost from Nov. 23, 2020, to Aug. 31, 2025. Dauvergne will be taking over this role from Jonathan Driver, who will continue to serve as vice-president academic and provost pro tem until Dauvergne’s appointment begins. ... [read more]

Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 11:43 AM

New associate joins Wood Bull LLP

Wood Bull LLP announced that Monica Poremba has joined the Toronto firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 9:49 AM

New associate joins Ryan Edmonds Workplace Counsel

Ryan Edmonds Workplace Counsel (REWC Law) announced that Saba J. Khan has joined the Toronto firm as an associate lawyer where she assists both employers and employees in all aspects of workplace law.  ... [read more]

Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 3:38 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week The Friday Brief

Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 1:48 PM

Stewart McKelvey managing partner named fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Stewart McKelvey announced that Rebecca Saturley, managing partner at its Halifax office, has been named a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (CLEL). ... [read more]

Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 1:45 PM

Vancouver lawyer appointed B.C. Supreme Court judge

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on July 3 that Lindsay M. Lyster, partner at Moore Edgar Lyster LLP in Vancouver, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2020 @ 11:27 AM

Feds name new CEO of energy regulator agency

Natural Resources Canada announced on July 2 the governor-in-council appointment of Gitane De Silva as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), following an open and transparent competitive process that was launched in January 2020. De Silva is appointed for a term of five years. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

Canada extends mandatory isolation, quarantine requirements till Aug. 31

The federal government announced that it has extended the emergency order requirements related to mandatory isolation and quarantine until Aug. 31, 2020, for travellers entering Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 12:11 PM

Competition Bureau to lead international consumer protection network for one-year term

The Competition Bureau announced on June 30 that it will begin its one-year term as president of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN). From July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, the bureau will lead the network of consumer protection and law enforcement authorities from over 65 countries, representing approximately five billion consumers worldwide. ... [read more]