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Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 2:56 PM

B.C. court upholds decision not to admit new evidence in sexual assault trial of HIV-positive man

A legal expert is saying that a decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal not to admit new evidence in case involving a man convicted of aggravated sexual assault because he did not inform his partner that he had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seems to expand the duty to disclose for people who are HIV-positive — but whether the decision will be limited to the facts of the case remains to be seen. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 2:55 PM

Ottawa unveils federal pollution pricing for Canada for 2023 to 2030, along with household rebates Steven Guilbeault

Newly disclosed federal carbon pricing plans aimed at reducing Canadians’ fossil fuel use and industrial emissions of carbon across the country from 2023 to 2030 indicate that all provincial and territorial jurisdictions except Manitoba have proposed carbon pollution pricing systems for large industries that meet the more rigorous minimum benchmark that Ottawa revealed last August. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 2:49 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Securities regulators warn of ‘elevated levels of risk’ in trading crypto

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have circulated a warning to investors about the “elevated levels of risk” associated with trading crypto-assets. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 5:17 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Quebec retirement residences chain to appeal decision regarding appointment of restructuring trustee

A Quebec company that operates retirement residences in the province is appealing a court decision to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to monitor the company’s restructuring. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 5:12 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 4:32 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Cannabis council calls on feds to end marketing restrictions and ‘stigmatization’ of sector

The Cannabis Council of Canada is calling on the federal government to provide “immediate financial relief” for the industry and for liberalization of marketing practices to end the “stigmatization” of the sector.     ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 4:33 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Cannabis company iAnthus seeks to appeal petition related to its restructuring

A cannabis financing company is seeking to appeal a petition against it, calling it a “collateral attack” on a 2020 court order that approved a company restructuring agreement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 4:10 PM

Belarusian companies, individuals complicit in Russia’s illegal war hit with Canadian sanctions Melanie Joly

Canada has announced more sanctions against Belarussian companies and individuals that the federal government says are linked to Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 3:55 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Competition Bureau advances inquiry into furniture giants for misleading advertising

The Competition Bureau has obtained a Federal Court order “to advance its inquiry” into retail furniture giants for deceptive marketing practices. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 3:51 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada announces new governance model for harmonized construction code development

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has announced a new governance model for harmonized construction code development, effective immediately. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 3:03 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court confirms ‘inexcusable and inordinate delay’ in faulty structure dispute, dismisses appeal

The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the Town of Cochrane and 69 homeowners who sought to revive their actions arising from the failures of retainer walls in a residential property development. ... [read more]