Announcements

Benchmark Litigation Canada names Stewart McKelvey Firm of the Year – Atlantics & Colin Piercey as Litigator of the Year – Atlantics

At a gala event last night in Toronto, Stewart McKelvey was named Firm of the Year – Atlantics by Benchmark Litigation Canada. This is the Firm’s sixth time receiving this distinction, which is based on a thorough, four-month research period that includes interviews with litigators, peers and their clients. Stewart McKelvey’s litigation practice represents regional,…
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Charles LeBlond, QC, appointed to the New Brunswick Court of Appeal/Cour d’appel du Nouveau-Brunswick

As announced earlier today by the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Moncton partner Charles LeBlond, QC, has been appointed to be a justice of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal/Cour d’appel du Nouveau-Brunswick. Called to the New Brunswick bar in 1983, Charles was a leading member of the insurance…
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Associate Jared Kelly joins Charlottetown office

We welcome Jared Kelly to the Firm as the newest associate in our Charlottetown office. Called to the Prince Edward Island bar in 2018, Jared is a litigator with a focus on criminal law and experience in civil litigation.
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Thought Leadership

Client Update: Nova Scotia announces changes to defined benefit pension funding

Level Chan and Dante Manna On March 12, 2019, the Nova Scotia legislature introduced long anticipated amendments to the Pension Benefits Act (“PBA”) which, according to a statement by Finance Minister Karen Casey, are aimed to “provide more flexibility and improve the stability of defined-benefit pension plans”. In pursuit of this goal, Bill 109, which…
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Client Update: Supreme Court rules bankrupt companies cannot walk away from their environmental liabilities in Redwater decision

Julia Parent and Graham Haynes In the long-awaited decision in the case of Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd, the Supreme Court of Canada held that end-of-life environmental cleanup obligations imposed by Alberta’s provincial regulatory scheme on bankrupt oil and gas companies take priority over all bankruptcy claims, including secured creditor claims. The trustee’s…
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Client Update: Richards Estate sets the limits on actions against LTD insurers

Michelle Chai & Jennifer Taylor Justice Ann Smith of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia recently dismissed an action against a disability insurer for being out of time. The case, Richards Estate v Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, helpfully reviews the interplay between the Insurance Act, the Limitation of Actions Act, and the test…
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Upcoming Events

New Brunswick Labour and Employment Seminar

April 11
Moncton, New Brunswick Canada
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Newfoundland Labour and Employment Seminar

May 2
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
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Insurance Seminar

May 9
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Associates Networking Event

May 16
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Newfoundland Client Appreciation Event

June 8
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
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Montreal Reception

September 17
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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Toronto Reception

September 18
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Nova Scotia Labour and Employment Seminar

October 15
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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If you would like additional information about our events, please contact Candice Porter, Events Coordinator, at cnporter@stewartmckelvey.com