Announcements

Stewart McKelvey donates to newly-launched fund aimed at furthering access to justice in Canada

Stewart McKelvey is pleased to be included amongst the donors for The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin Access to Justice Fund, named after the longest-serving Chief Justice in the country. In addition to initial donations from prominent legal organizations and individuals, this fund has received a one-time grant from the Government of Canada for $5 million,…
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St. John’s partner Erin Best appointed chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Intellectual Property Section

As of September 1, 2019, Erin Best has assumed the role of chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Intellectual Property Section, for the 2019/2020 term. This section works with the Federal Courts and Court of Appeal, the Copyright Board, CIPO, ISED and others to address and discuss a number of different intellectual property matters,…
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Firm lawyers listed as leaders in more than 40 practice areas byThe Best Lawyers™ in Canada

The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2020 has recognized 83 Stewart McKelvey lawyers as legal leaders, in more than 40 practice areas. Fifteen of these individuals have also been named “Lawyer of the Year”, a designation given to the lawyer in each practice and metropolitan area with the highest overall peer-feedback. Best Lawyers® is the oldest,…
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Thought Leadership

Are you compliant with the Canada Elections Act? New changes mean entities ought to be careful in assessing their obligations

John Samms The upcoming federal election is drawing near. You may be thinking about exercising your democratic and constitutional right to vote – you may not be. You may never even consider participating in the democratic process; after all, it is a right, not an obligation, correct? Well, yes, though recent amendments to the Canada…
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New occupational health and safety legislation regarding harassment effective in Newfoundland and Labrador January 1, 2020

Twila Reid and Kara Harrington On January 1, 2020, changes to the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2012 (“Regulations”) will take effect. These changes impact employers in a variety of ways, most notably requiring employers to: develop written harassment prevention plans, conduct risk assessments, protect workers from potential family violence in the…
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Federal employers – significant changes to the Canada Labour Code to come into force September 1, 2019

Peter McLellan, QC In the January 18, 2019 article, Change is the only constant – Bill C-86 changes in federal labour and employment regulation, we outlined in detail massive changes to how federal labour and employment relations are regulated and the changes to come into effect on September 1, 2019. By way of summary: Hours…
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Upcoming Events

Montreal Reception

September 17
Montreal, Quebec Canada

An evening of east coast hospitality in Montreal.

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Toronto Reception

September 18
Toronto, Ontario Canada

An evening of east coast hospitality in Toronto.

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Nova Scotia Labour and Employment Seminar

October 15
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

A seminar covering the latest topics in labour and employment law.

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Occupiers’ Liability Seminar

October 16
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
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Prince Edward Island Labour and Employment Seminar

October 29
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada

A seminar covering the latest topics in labour and employment law.

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Associates Networking Event

November 16
Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
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New Brunswick Labour and Employment Seminar

April 2, 2020
Saint John, New Brunswick Canada

A seminar covering the latest topics in labour and employment law.

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Insurance Seminar

May 7, 2020
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

A seminar covering the latest topics in insurance law.

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If you would like additional information about our events, please contact Candice Porter, Events Coordinator, at cnporter@stewartmckelvey.com