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Friday, May 01, 2020 @ 10:44 AM

Employment sector Trudeau forgot Dadworkingfromhome

The federal and provincial governments have introduced various new assistance programs aimed at helping employers and employees sustain their businesses and at improving our economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs are critical to surviving the pandemic. Some of the most popular and valuable programs include: ... [read more]

Friday, May 01, 2020 @ 9:17 AM

NEGLIGENCE - Duty and standard of care - Foreseeability and remoteness

Appeal and cross-appeal from a judgment apportioning liability for injuries caused during a police pursuit of a stolen vehicle. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 11:53 AM

Can China be sued for this pandemic? | Alistair Vigier

With the extra time I have had on my hands since COVID-19 struck, I have followed closely any lawsuits, accusations and political activities regarding the pandemic. I started following Chinese and U.S. politicians on Twitter to see what their positions are. On the U.S. side, it was clear that they blame the Chinese government directly for the spread of COVID-19. On the Chinese side, they have mostly shown videos about China sending masks to many countries in the world. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 3:02 PM

Fall prevention in health care: Risk assessment Fall risk bracelet

Falls can be physically, psychologically and economically detrimental to Canadians. They result in a range of injuries from pain to disability, loss of independence to death. Despite significant gains in addressing fall prevention, falls continue to happen in both community and health-care settings. ... [read more]

Monday, April 27, 2020 @ 9:26 AM

Can cruise lines be sued for COVID-19? | Alistair Vigier

The number of people who have been affected by COVID-19 is unbelievable. As of the writing of this article, there have been 40,000 cases reported in Canada and 2,000 deaths. With the high death toll and massive economic losses, it is fair to say there have been enough damages to warrant several class action lawsuits. ... [read more]

Monday, April 27, 2020 @ 8:41 AM

Wellness: My post-COVID hopes for the profession | Darryl Singer

Our profession has and will continue to suffer as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis. From small boutique firms to large national firms, many have been forced to lay off staff, take on additional debt and forgo partner draws. Solo practitioners, particularly those whose income is dependent on Legal Aid or working clientele and a fully operational court system, have had much of their work dry up. ... [read more]

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 2:25 PM

League of heroes, revisited | Marcel Strigberger

“Love levels all ranks” uttered Sir Joseph Porter in Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. He made that remark while courting the daughter of the good ship’s captain, whose station in British society was way south of his own. Given the current COVID-19 situation, I will say a good pandemic levels all ranks. We have new heroes on the block. ... [read more]

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 8:44 AM

The Charter, freedom and a drugstore | Brian Bird and Derek Ross

Last Friday, April 17, was the 38th birthday of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter’s adoption in 1982 was a transformative moment for Canada. In that regard, another important anniversary occurs Friday April 24 — the 35th birthday of R v. Big M Drug Mart Ltd. [1985] 1 S.C.R. 295 the first decision of the court to interpret one of the Charter’s “fundamental freedoms.” ... [read more]

Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 12:06 PM

Long-term disability claims likely to rise due to COVID-19 Mental illness

According to a report by Mental Health Commission of Canada, roughly 30 per cent of short- and long-term disability claims in Canada before COVID-19 were attributed to mental health illnesses. Insurance defence lawyers who deal with long term disability claims expect that number to spike within six months. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 11:46 AM

Looking for work in era of COVID-19 Handsonlaps

To say that these are uncertain and difficult times is a massive understatement. Half of humanity is in some sort of isolation, the global economy has grinded to a halt practically overnight and businesses of all shapes and sizes have immediately felt the effects. The legal industry is unfortunately no exception. Like any other business, the practice of law is not immune from the dire consequences that the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving in its wake. ... [read more]