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Monday, May 04, 2020 @ 12:13 PM

Saskatchewan rolls out multi-phase reopening of economy

Saskatchewan announced the launch of the first phase of a “methodical” plan to reopen its economy after shutting it down over COVID-19.   ... [read more]

Friday, May 01, 2020 @ 4:41 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]

Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 3:19 PM

Federal Court extends suspension of normal hearings, expands availability of virtual proceedings

As a result of COVID-19, the Federal Court is extending to June 29 the suspension of its hearings (subject to exceptions) while expanding the range of matters that it is prepared to address in the meantime by telephone, videoconference, or in writing. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 12:52 PM

B.C. courts release notices on appeal procedures, pretrial conferences

The B.C. Court of Appeal has released additional information for lawyers and the public as it prepares to hear appeals by videoconference starting next week. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 12:49 PM

Manitoba releases ‘careful’ plan to reopen economy

Manitoba has released a “careful, multi-phased” plan to reopen its economy, starting with things such as hair salons, museums, restaurant “walk-up” services and non-emergency surgeries. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 4:33 PM

Commonwealth seeking law firms to give pro bono help to developing states grappling with COVID-19

The Commonwealth is asking law firms in Canada and other member countries to give the organization’s developing member countries free expert legal assistance to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on business and people’s livelihoods. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 3:01 PM

Cox & Palmer partner named chair of Halifax Chamber of Commerce

Cox & Palmer announced that partner Gavin MacDonald has been appointed as chair of the board of directors for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. The formal appointment took place at the Chamber’s annual general meeting held virtually on April 23, 2020. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 12:40 PM

COVID-19 and single-use plastics | Daniel Dylan

One sector of the economy hit particularly hard by the pandemic is the $93 billion a year foodservice industry. To stay afloat, many foodservice businesses have turned to offering takeout or delivery services from their establishments. While not a novel development, more takeout and delivery use has increased single-use plastics and other forms of food packaging demand and use. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

Examining ‘irreplaceability’ of courtroom advocacy, testimony | David W.L. Wu

Many in the legal community have for years advocated for the increased use of electronic technologies in courtroom proceedings. The hesitancy of the courts in Canada to adopt and make routine use of basic technologies such as e-filings and video/teleconferencing is, frankly, baffling to many. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 @ 2:38 PM

B.C. law society issues practice direction for tribunal proceedings

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) has issued a practice direction on how to proceed with tribunal hearings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]