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Daniela Bassan, QC, appointed as chair of 2b theatre company

2b theatre company, recognized leader and innovator of original theatre productions on the national and international stage, has appointed Halifax partner Daniela Bassan, QC, as its board chair. Daniela takes on this role after serving as vice chair in 2020.
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Associate Joel Reed rejoins Saint John office

We are pleased to welcome Saint John associate Joel Reed back to the Firm. With experience working as in-house counsel on the strategic aspects of business transactions, Joel’s perspectives goes beyond purely legal considerations. He will be assisting clients with matters involving banking and financing, commercial transactions/agreements, corporate formation/reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, as well as…
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The “dominant tide” comes in: cooperative federalism in the Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

Jennifer Taylor and Bhreagh Ross   In the recent Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (“GGPPA Reference”), the judges of the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously agreed that climate change is real and dangerous. Where they fundamentally disagreed was whether Parliament’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (“GGPPA”)¹ — called a “constitutional Trojan horse” by…

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Beyond the border: Immigration update – March 2021

We are pleased to present the fifth installment of Beyond the border, a publication aimed at providing the latest information to clients about new programs and other immigration-related information that may be pertinent to employers of foreign workers in Canada. Additionally, our immigration group has prepared a COVID-19 Immigration Guide that covers travel restrictions and exemptions,…

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