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Bill 37, the Child Pornography Reporting Act, 2008, received Royal Assent on December 10th, 2008. The Bill places potentially onerous reporting obligations on employers.
Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act ("the Act") that ban the use of cellular phones and other electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle came into effect on October 26th, 2009.
In Plourde v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp. (released November 27th, 2009), the Supreme Court of Canada found for Wal-Mart and confirmed that a recently certified employer has no legal obligation under labour legislation to stay in business, and that a closure of one of its locations can constitute sufficient reason for the termination of the employees at that location.