Announcements

Rémy Boudreau joins Moncton office

Partner Rémy Boudreau has brought his bilingual litigation practice to our Moncton office. Called to the New Brunswick bar in 2004, Rémy works with insurance companies, banks, financial institutions and realtors to resolve their matters within the areas of insurance, asset recovery and insolvency and commercial litigation.
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Welcome new Charlottetown associates Will Cann and Michael Carver

We welcome Will Cann and Michael Carver, who have both recently joined our Charlottetown office as associates. Will’s practice focuses on general litigation, including criminal, insurance and public law, while Mike joins our team to assist clients in the areas of real property, estates and trusts, litigation and entertainment.
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Welcome New Brunswick associates

We congratulate all those who were called to the New Brunswick bar this morning, including former articled clerks Jennifer Cooper, Eima Hajizadeh, Graham Haynes, Sarah Kanhai and John Morse. Graham, Sarah and John will now start their practice as associates with us, in our Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton office, respectively.
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Thought Leadership

The New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board affirms longstanding practice against piecemeal certification of bargaining units

Bryan Mills and John Morse On May 21, 2019, the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board (”Board”) dismissed an application by the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (“Union”) seeking certification as bargaining agent for three of Cannabis NB’s retail stores. The Board concluded that the bargaining unit proposed by the Union was…
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Carbon pricing: Ontario Court of Appeal delivers constitutional endorsement

Jonathan Coady and Justin Milne The Ontario Court of Appeal has found that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act¹ is valid federal legislation.² The Act implements national minimum pricing standards to reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions. In a divided 4-1 opinion, the Ontario Court of Appeal concluded that the Act is constitutional and falls within the…
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A Charter right to testamentary freedom? The NSSC decision in Lawen Estate

Richard Niedermayer, TEP, Jennifer Taylor and Bhreagh Ross, summer student There is a right to testamentary freedom under section 7 of the Charter, according to a recent decision of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. In Lawen Estate v Nova Scotia (Attorney General), Justice Bodurtha found two provisions of the Nova Scotia Testators’ Family Maintenance Act…
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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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If you would like additional information about our events, please contact Candice Porter, Events Coordinator, at cnporter@stewartmckelvey.com