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The boomerang that won’t come back – Court of Appeal confirms that parties must each bring their own motions for summary judgment

Chad Sullivan and Kathleen Nash In a recent decision from the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, Abrams v RTO Asset Management, 2020 NBCA 57, the court clarified the procedure for seeking summary judgment and addresses some key aspects of wrongful dismissal actions, including when a termination may be deemed to be without cause, the enforceability…
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The limits of open work permits

Kathleen Leighton In Canada, foreign nationals have various options to obtain either “employer-specific” or “open” work permits – we discuss this distinction in greater detail here. Open work permits can be obtained by individuals in different circumstances, including (among others): graduated international students who are eligible to obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit; individuals applying through…
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Supreme Court of Canada may re-consider municipal liability for policy vs. operational decisions

Giles Ayers and Joe Thorne Introduction Balancing a municipal budget has always been a challenging task in Newfoundland and Labrador, and this is particularly true in a year of extreme weather events and a global pandemic. Municipal councils are faced with a number of competing funding priorities for measures designed to keep residents safe, whether…
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Announcements

Paul Saunders speaks about automated tools and change management at upcoming virtual summit

During the Canadian Lawyer Legal Tech Virtual Summit, practice innovation partner Paul Saunders will be a panelist for two sessions Tuesday, September 15. He will discuss what practical automation tools can be used to maximize law firm efficiency, as well as lessons learned from the pandemic with regards to change management and technology.
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Eighty-one lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2021; 27 of which are also “Lawyer of the Year”

Eighty-one lawyers from Stewart McKelvey have been listed in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, as leaders in more than 40 practice areas. Twenty-seven of these individuals have also been recognized as a Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”, which is given to those in each practice and metropolitan area with the…
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Atlantic Business Magazine names Lydia Bugden, QC, a top CEO

Lydia Bugden, QC, chief executive officer and managing partner of Stewart McKelvey, has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada. She was chosen as one of the region’s most accomplished business leaders, based on such factors as corporate, community and industry involvement, as well as the…
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Upcoming Events

We do not have any events scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates.

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

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