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By Rita Andreone
Rita Andreone, QC has written an article entitled, "Pondering Career Development" in the Fall 2017 Edition of Business in Vancouver: Women in Business. The article discusses some pieces of advice...
By Nicole Skuggedal
On June 22, 2017, Bill C-44, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No.1 received Royal Assent. The Act makes a number of changes to the Canada Labour Code (the "Code") that will impact federally regulated employers, both unionized and non-unionized.
By Rita Andreone
Corporate directors are typically charged by law, convention and societal expectations to bring effective supervision and management to the affairs of the enterprise.
By Edward Wilson
The below article is a shortened version summarizing material information regarding the Empty Homes Tax.
By Mark Fancourt-Smith
Can a court bind something that knows no bounds? The Supreme Court of Canada did just that recently when it upheld a British Columbia Court of Appeal decision to grant an interlocutory...
By John Olynyk
In 2016, the Government of Canada began reviews of federal environmental legislation and the National Energy Board (NEB).
By Craig Ferris, QC
The key to Sattva is the policy rationale for commercial arbitration; efficiency and finality.
By Patricia Gallivan, Rob Sider
In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a decision of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal which found that the termination of an employee in a safety-sensitive environment who tested positive for cocaine ...
By David Gibbons
The Government of Canada has suspended the implementation of the private right of action in Canada's anti-spam legislation.
By Deborah Cushing
On June 7, 2017, Bill 17, the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, received Royal Assent. The Act makes significant amendments to the Alberta Employment Standards Code (the "ESC") and Labour Relations Code (the "LRC").
By John Olynyk, Keith Bergner
In previous posts, from April, 20 2015 and June 2, 2015, we reported on the federal ESTMA and the requirements it imposes on companies to report certain types of payments made to governments.
By Chad Travis, Jada Tellier
One of the many issues commonly negotiated between landlords and tenants is the condition of the state of repair that the premises must be in at the expiry of the lease.
By Sarah J. Smith
The Ontario Superior Court recently confirmed in Papp v. Stokes et al., 2017 ONSC 2357 that an employer will not be held liable for defamation when it provides a truthful reference about a former employee.
By Keith Bergner
On May 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear an appeal in an important case that could further define the nature and extent of the Crown's duty to consult Aboriginal people ...
By Tamela Coates, Daphne Rodzinyak
On April 19, 2017, in Humphreys v Trebilcock, 2017 ABCA 116, the Alberta Court of Appeal set out six "essential" questions that an adjudicator must ask in order to apply Rule 4.31, the "chronic delay" rule.
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