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By Huy Do, Antonio Di Domenico
On September 25, 2013, the Competition Bureau published revised sets of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for its Immunity and Leniency Programs.
By Hannah Roskey
Determining the legitimacy of an employee’s illness is a tricky situation for employers across the country.
By Nadia Jandali Chao
On October 17, 2013, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench will hear two applications that aim to extend the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)1 ("Chaoulli").2 Represented by John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, Darcy Allen and Richard Cross (the "Applicants") are challenging the constitutionality of section 26(2) of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act3, which establishes a prohibition on the sale and purchase of private insurance
By Norm Keith
With the introduction of the Bill C-45 amendments to the Criminal Code, occupational health and safety regulation, prosecution and conviction have been on the rise across Canada. Recently, Vale Canada Limited and Metron Construction were given record fines in occupational health and safety and criminal negligence convictions, respectively.
By Stephen Erlichman, Justine Connelly
As we discussed in a previous bulletin, on June 21, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators published Consultation Paper 25-401: Potential Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firms (the "Consultation Paper") to provide a forum for discussion of certain concerns raised about the services provided by proxy advisory firms and their potential impact on Canadian capital markets and to determine if, and how, these concerns should be addressed by the CSA.
By A.W. (Sandy) Carpenter, Hannah Roskey
During regulatory proceedings, applicants often have to decide whether to oppose the "standing" of other parties who wish to participate in the proceedings
By Lucy Duane, Michael McCartney
In a recent case, the Inner House of the Court of Session ruled that a dismissal may be fair where an employer takes action against an employee which amounts to a dismissal and does so without having considered the legal consequences, or on a mistaken view of what those consequences would be.
By William Duvall
On October 2, 2013, WorkSafeBC revealed the bullying and harassment prevention toolkit to assist employers and others to comply with their legal duties outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety policies.
By Louise Béchamp, Karen Sargeant, Brian Smeenk
Peanuts, gluten, perfumes, smoke and latex - we all know allergies to these and other substances are on the rise.
By Neal Smitheman, Kimberly Potter
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. lost its application for an easement over a series of mining claims held by Canada Chrome Corporation, a subsidiary of KWG Resources Inc.
By Kevin O'Callaghan
On September 26, 2013, the Court of Appeal issued its decision in "Louis v. British Columbia.
By Tracy Pratt, Kimberly Potter
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld two by-laws passed by the City of Brantford.
By Laurence Loumes
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office extended the Patent Prosecution Highway to China by beginning a pilot project on September 1, 2013 between CIPO and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO).
By Myriam Robichaud
This Québec Court of Appeal decision confirms that improperly identifying the contractual relationship can have a considerable financial impact on employers.
By William Duvall
Since July 1, 2012, bullying and harassment have been expressly prohibited conduct at the workplace under Section 5.1 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, RSBC 1996, c 492.
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