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Grant Machum, ICD.D, reviews current COVID-19 landscape with provincial health and safety leaders

Halifax partner Grant Machum, ICD.D, recently co-presented a session to members of the Nova Scotia Health and Safety Charter, on the latest COVID-19 legal issues (information provided, in part, by Annie Gray). With partner Peter McLellan, QC, moderating the discussion, Grant spoke on topics including paid sick leave, testing, vaccines, masking requirements in the workplace,…
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Lydia Bugden, QC, awarded Top 50 CEO title fourth year in a row

Atlantic Business Magazine has named chief executive officer and managing partner Lydia Bugden, QC, as a top 50 CEO within the region, announced at a virtual event this evening. As we reflect on a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, and begin to look forward to tomorrow, we would like to congratulate Lydia and the…
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Immigration options for entrepreneurs in Canada

Brendan Sheridan As Canada begins its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration is playing an important role. While much of the focus has been on increasing the skilled workforce to fill gaps in the labour market, this also includes entrepreneurs beginning businesses and creating job opportunities. In a 2019 study, Statistics Canada found that…

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Upcoming regulatory initiatives from the Federal Labour Program

Brian Johnston, QC, Killian McParland and Bhreagh Ross On April 6, 2021, Stewart McKelvey was advised by the Federal Labour Program that the Labour Program’s Forward Regulatory Plan 2021–23 (“Plan”) is now available and includes details and timing on 21 planned regulatory initiatives over the next two years. The Plan is intended to help federally regulated businesses, unions, employer representatives, partners…

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