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McLennan Ross LLP
The Alberta Legislature is concerned with bullying in schools, as evidenced by its recent discussion of Bill 202, Safe and Inclusive Schools Statutes Amendment Act, 2014.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
In a recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Gordon. J considered a product liability action against both a distributor and manufacturer of copper tubing for use in a residential watermain.
Miller Thomson LLP
In July the Ontario government introduced Bill 8, entitled the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014.
Cassels Brock
The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Stilwell v. World Kitchen Inc. is a good example of why product liability claims can be difficult to litigate.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada recently made a rare oral ruling from the bench, giving the B.C. Teachers’ Federation ("BCTF") a quick win in their appeal of a decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal regarding discrimination and unequal treatment under the Human Rights Code and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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.
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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.
Davis LLP
Visa Canada Corporation and MasterCard Canada, Inc. submitted separate and individual voluntary proposals to reduce their net consumer credit card interchange rates.
McMillan LLP
The Dodd-Frank Act expressly prohibits employers from punishing an employee for engaging in protected whistleblowing activity.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada recently made a rare oral ruling from the bench, giving the B.C. Teachers’ Federation ("BCTF") a quick win in their appeal of a decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal regarding discrimination and unequal treatment under the Human Rights Code and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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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.
Cassels Brock
The Competition Bureau entered into a Consent Agreement with Bauer, requiring the company to stop making certain performance claims made in connection with Bauer's RE-AKT hockey helmet.
Torkin Manes LLP
On May 27, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission released its study of data broker practices entitled "Big Data: A Call for Transparency and Accountability."
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).
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.
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