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Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 1:38 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Foreign workers from 16 occupations newly eligible for express entry to permanent residence: IRCC Sean Fraser

Nurse aides, long-term care aides, hospital attendants, transport truck drivers and elementary and secondary school teacher assistants are among the occupations newly classified as eligible for foreign workers to apply for express entry to permanent residence, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 1:03 PM - Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 4:57 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada launches review of Competition Act, invites consultation

Canada has announced public consultations for a second round of amendments to the Competition Act, which “is a critical step in achieving our government’s commitment to improve competition and affordability for Canadians,” Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne said in a statement on Nov. 17. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 11:42 AM

Canada sanctions Iranian firms supplying combat drones for Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine Melanie Joly

Ottawa has unveiled its fifth round of sanctions this year against Iranian individuals and entities complicit in human rights violations and other nefarious actions, both within Iran and beyond.   ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 11:35 AM

Appeal Court ruling on privilege ‘reminds us of the importance of professional secrecy’: lawyer Laurence Bich-Carriere

A voluntary disclosure of a report protected by privilege to assist police in a criminal investigation does not quash the privileges attached to the document, held the Quebec Court of Appeal in overturning a lower court decision, the latest indication that case law surrounding privilege continues to evolve, according to a legal expert. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 11:19 AM - Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 2:18 PM

Inmate’s conviction for contempt a ‘miscarriage of justice,’ N.W.T. Court of Appeal rules

An inmate who refused to come to court as a witness for a friend’s trial has had his conviction for contempt quashed as the Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories deemed it a “miscarriage of justice.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 5:11 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court awards plaintiff $472,000 for slip-and-fall incident

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has awarded $472,000 to a woman who slipped on municipal property and was injured by glass, finding that the incident shortened the duration of her working life. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 5:11 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Watchdogs issue statement to financial institutions on responsibilities regarding crypto-assets

Financial watchdogs have issued a statement to entities engaging in crypto-asset activities or crypto-related services, reminding them of their obligations to monitor their risk in order to protect consumers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 4:59 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court denies ‘modified test’ for injunction in municipal tax arrears dispute

The Alberta Court of King’s Bench has dismissed an application from a developer for a permanent injunction against the Village of Nampa that would have forestalled the auction of its properties to collect back taxes. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 4:41 PM

Ontario introduces Better Municipal Governance Act to ‘extend’ mayor ‘powers,’ build more houses

The Ontario government has introduced the Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022, proposed legislation that, if passed, would assess how to “extend strong mayor powers and reduce municipal duplication to deliver on shared provincial-municipal priorities — primarily the building of 1.5 million new homes over the next 10 years.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 4:10 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. court rules encumbrances on land do not get buyer off hook in contract dispute

The British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that an investment group was in breach of contract and is liable to pay a $1-million deposit for 8,200 acres of northeastern B.C. land that it did not purchase. ... [read more]