Mondaq Canada: Consumer Protection
Field LLP
B. (A.) v. D. (C.), [2011] B.C.J. No. 1087, 2011 BCSC 775, per Gray J. [3851]
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On July 8, 2014, the Ontario government reintroduced Bill 8, Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014. Bill 8 proposes amendments to various statutes including the Ombudsman Act (Act).
Miller Thomson LLP
As newly elected School councils meet for the first time this month, we thought a survey of the legal parameters within which school councils function would be helpful.
Theall Group LLP
The representative plaintiffs were widowed after their husbands died while using prescription transdermal fentanyl patches.
Theall Group LLP
The British Columbia Supreme Court found the defendant pharmacy liable to the plaintiff who had suffered a severe burn from a medicated patch she bought to treat muscle pain.
Theall Group LLP
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice rendered a decision involving a product liability claim that considered new legislation and guidelines arising from the Walkerton water crisis.
Miller Thomson LLP
In April of 2009, grade 5 student Bezawit Chanyalew suffered a cardiac arrest during gym class at her Vancouver school.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In British Columbia and across the country, school trustees will face election in the fall.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In 1998, Jeffrey was taken by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society from his teenage parents, and he and his siblings were placed in the care of their grandparents.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Given that the operative provision had not previously been judicially considered, this decision will be of interest to all Catholic school boards in the province.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When school employees are permitted to use their work computers for personal purposes, they are entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In R.C. v. District School Board of Niagara, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal was asked to determine if a policy of the District School Board of Niagara.
Miller Thomson LLP
The government has re-introduced the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act (formerly Bill 179), now Bill 8.
Theall Group LLP
Product manufacturers claiming spoliation have not received much assistance from Canadian courts.
Miller Thomson LLP
The Superior Court of Quebec considered whether certain officers of the Students' Society of McGill University sufficiently abided by the society's internal elections process.
Cassels Brock
Cassels Brock’s Product Liability group was successful in having a $1 million claim against Chrysler Group entirely dismissed based on a limitation period under the law.
Miller Thomson LLP
A recent 87 page decision by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal considered an allegation of discrimination on the basis of race, colour and ethnic origin.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
A New York Times article warned consumers about the contractual consequences of clicking "Like" on the Facebook page of General Mills.
Miller Thomson LLP
In our Education Newsletter of October, 2013 we outlined the key features of Bill 122, which provides a framework for a two-tiered bargaining system.
Cassels Brock
The summer of 2014 will mark the three year anniversary of Canada’s current consumer product safety regime.
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The collective agreements for all teachers in the Province of Ontario expired on August 31, 2014. Teachers' unions have given notice to bargain.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
Gary Keating has become the poster child for entitled Canadian public school teachers and an abject lesson as to the problem with public sector labour negotiations.
Dentons (Canada)
The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released new guidance on the provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) dealing with the installation of computer programs.
McMillan LLP
The Dodd-Frank Act expressly prohibits employers from punishing an employee for engaging in protected whistleblowing activity.
Davis LLP
Visa Canada Corporation and MasterCard Canada, Inc. submitted separate and individual voluntary proposals to reduce their net consumer credit card interchange rates.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Consumers don’t keep their receipts. This poses a unique challenge in consumer product class actions, especially when parties seek the Court’s approval of a settlement that requires a receipt as proof of purchase.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Québec Court of Appeal's decision, like the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in S.L. v.Commission scolaire des Chênes, evinces a clear preference for a secular approach towards religious instruction.
Bennett Jones LLP
Smelly washing machines were at the center of a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Field LLP
In Lee v. Toronto District School Board, the infant plaintiff Cliff Lee suffered a catastrophic brain bleed after an altercation with another student.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In British Columbia and across the country, school trustees will face election in the fall.
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