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Beyond the border: Immigration update – September 2020

We are pleased to present the third installment of Beyond the border, a publication aimed at providing the latest information to clients about new programs and other immigration-related information that may be pertinent to employers of foreign workers in Canada.

Additionally, our immigration group has prepared a COVID-19 Immigration Guide that covers travel restrictions and exemptions, the ability of foreign workers to enter Canada during the pandemic, quarantine requirements, and related topics to assist employers. This can be found here.

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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

September 25, 2020

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…

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The limits of open work permits

September 23, 2020

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…

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Supreme Court of Canada may re-consider municipal liability for policy vs. operational decisions

September 23, 2020

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…

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Beyond the border: Immigration update – September 2020

September 8, 2020

We are pleased to present the third installment of Beyond the border, a publication aimed at providing the latest information to clients about new programs and other immigration-related information that may be pertinent to employers of…

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COVID-19 immigration update

September 1, 2020

*Last updated: September 1, 2020 (Originally published April 1, 2020) Kathleen Leighton Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are various implications for the immigration world, including for those already in Canada, as well as those…

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Newfoundland and Labrador mandates masks in workplaces

August 24, 2020

Harold M. Smith, QC and G. John Samms Effective Monday, August 24, 2020, an order directing the mandatory wearing of masks, pursuant to the Public Health and Protection Act and the Special Measures Orders made…

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New Brunswick’s new Enduring Powers of Attorney Act

August 10, 2020

Gerald McMackin, QC and Christopher Marr, TEP New Brunswick joined the rest of Canada in enacting legislation that deals solely with powers of attorney when the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act (“Act”) came into force…

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Prince Edward Island Labour and Employment legislative changes

July 31, 2020

Murray Murphy, QC, CPHR and Kate Jurgens Three new bills have been introduced in the most recent sitting of the Prince Edward Island legislature. In the employment setting Bill 38 aims to address the prevalence…

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Game over for waiver of tort

July 27, 2020

Jennifer Taylor   The Supreme Court of Canada has finally put an end to the “waiver of tort” debate.   After years of uncertainty, a majority of the Court confirmed in Atlantic Lottery Corp Inc…

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COVID-19 – potential liability for municipalities

July 21, 2020

Stephen Penney and Justin Hewitt As municipalities begin opening up recreational facilities in Alert Level 2 of the COVID-19 public health emergency implemented by the Provincial Government, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador has been receiving inquiries…

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