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Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

Roadside drug screening pilot project praised by police, raises legal concerns Jacob Stilman

A pilot project to test drug screening devices during roadside traffic stops is being hailed a success by law enforcement, but has raised some questions for criminal lawyers. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 9:09 AM

Tougher reporting requirements at heart of Nova Scotia's new OHS Act Mark Tector

Safety first will take on new meaning for employers in Nova Scotia on June 12, when amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act come into effect. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 6:25 AM

Transport Canada considers random drug, alcohol testing after Fit to Fly Workshop Inna Koldorf

A policy for random drug and alcohol testing was a point of discussion at Transport Canada’s first Fit to Fly Workshop this week in Gatineau, Que. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 3:23 PM

Ottawa praised for suspending private right of action in 'complex' anti-spam law Martin Kratz

Corporate law firms and in-house counsel waiting for the private right of action to take effect on July 1 under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) are breathing easier after the federal government announced it is suspending certain provisions “in response to broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector." ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 12:53 PM

Ontario court rules Trustee Act limitation period overrides Limitations Act Matthew Sammon

The Ontario Court of Appeal has determined that the limitation period under the Trustee Act applies over the Limitations Act in a case involving a cross-claim against a deceased’s estate. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

Sex assault reforms problematic but lawyers hail Criminal Code cleanup Kim Stanton

Ottawa’s plan to purge more than two dozen constitutionally dubious reverse onuses and evidentiary presumptions from the Criminal Code has won widespread applause from the bar, but lawyers warn that proposed sexual assault law reforms risk Charter attack and unintended consequences. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 6:16 AM

Alberta justice minister probes sex assault victim's jailing during trial Nathan Whitling

If Kathleen Ganley has her way the justice system will publicly answer for its behaviour in what has come to be called the Angela Cardinal case. The five-day incarceration of a sexual assault victim testifying at the 2015 trial of her accused “shows an ugly side of our system,” the Alberta Justice minister said at a news conference on June 5. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 3:44 PM

Lack of 'frank disclosure' leaves ownership of stolen diamond in limbo Paul Adam

A pawnbroker and a deceased’s estate interested in the return of the same diamond from police custody will have to wait as an Ontario court has set aside the order of the diamond’s return on an appeal. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

Ontario seeks to modernize Construction Lien Act Stephany Mandin

Ontario is proposing major changes to the province’s Construction Lien Act to modernize the province’s construction lien and holdback rules, create a prompt payment system to ensure timely payment for contractors, subcontractors and workers and expedite dispute resolution. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 6:29 AM

Entry rule changes to benefit immigrants with siblings, French language skills  Robin Seligman

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched improvements to the express entry system that will benefit newcomers who have French language skills or siblings residing in Canada. ... [read more]