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Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 7:05 AM

B.C. seeks public’s input on updating its freedom of information legislation Jim Fraser

The government of British Columbia has launched a new public engagement website to give residents a chance to provide input on how Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and privacy protection in the province operate. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

Legal profession overdue for #MeToo movement to end ‘inappropriate’ conduct by judges, lawyers: litigator Angela Chaisson

The legal profession needs to mobilize against sexual remarks and other “inappropriate” workplace conduct by judges and senior lawyers who exploit the vulnerability of junior lawyers and law students, says a feminist lawyer who fights to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ people. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 8:28 AM

More amendments to B.C. spill reporting and response regime oil_spill_sm

On Jan. 30, 2018, the government of British Columbia announced its intention to proceed with the second phase of regulations concerning the provincial spill reporting and response regime. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:50 AM

WATER - Licensing and permits - Transfer of license

Appeal by six petitioners from a judicial review judgment in favour of the Environmental Appeal Board. ... [read more]

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Law Society of Ontario approves Ryerson law school program Peter Wardle sm

Ryerson University’s proposed law school has reached another benchmark in the approval process as the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has backed the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s (FLSC) preliminary endorsement of the program. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 9:08 AM

Corporate responsibility watchdog ‘with teeth’ created in Canada global_watchdog_sm

On Jan. 17, 2018, Canada’s minister of international trade announced the appointment of a Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise (CORE), an independent authority whose mission is to investigate allegations of human rights abuses linked to Canadian corporate actions abroad. Initially, the ombudsperson will cover cases in the mining, garment and oil and gas industries, with expansion to other sectors at a later date. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

Challenges expected to federal amendments for increased protection of fish fisheries_act_sm

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic Leblanc tabled Bill C-68 on Feb. 6, 2018, proposing amendments to the Fisheries Act which are designed to achieve better protection of fish and fisheries throughout Canada. It should be noted that the Fisheries Act is one of Canada’s major pieces of federal environmental legislation. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 12:32 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

SCC says general contractor had fiduciary duty to notify subcontractor of existence of payment bond Chris Moore

In an important construction law ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a general contractor who was the obligee/trustee under a labour and material payment bond for a construction project in the Alberta oil sands had a fiduciary obligation to timely notify a subcontractor stuck with unpaid bills from that project of the existence of the bond. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Corporate responsibility: What happens abroad doesn’t stay there global_eye_sm

Two recent developments portend a rapidly changing environment for Canadian companies doing business abroad. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]