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Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – Issue 05

We are pleased to present the fifth issue of Discovery, our very own legal publication targeted to educational institutions in Atlantic Canada.

As the pace around campus turns up as universities and colleges begin a new year, our lawyers discuss several important legal issues impacting educational institutions including cybersecurity, student evaluations, student lawsuits, workplace investigations, brand management, sexual harassment and human rights.

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Beyond the border: Immigration update – November 2019

November 28, 2019

We are pleased to present Beyond the border, a quarterly 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…

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Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – Issue 05

November 18, 2019

We are pleased to present the fifth issue of Discovery, our very own legal publication targeted to educational institutions in Atlantic Canada. As the pace around campus turns up as universities and colleges begin a…

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Pension plan recovers overpayments made to deceased

November 6, 2019

Level Chan and Dante Manna On October 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Threlfall v Carleton University, 2019 SCC 50, dismissing an appeal from the Quebec Court of Appeal. Carleton…

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Diversity disclosure under the Canada Business Corporations Act

November 5, 2019

Andrew Burke, Colleen Keyes and David Slipp Starting January 1, 2020 “Distributing Corporations” under the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”) will be subject to new disclosure requirements relating to the diversity of directors and senior…

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The Crown of Copyright

October 25, 2019

Daniela Bassan Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in Keatley Surveying Ltd. v Teranet Inc., 2019 SCC 43. This was a certified class proceeding on behalf of all land surveyors…

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Employer obligations for the October 21 federal election

October 15, 2019

Killian McParland With the federal election coming up next week on October 21, 2019, it is a good time for a reminder of the employer obligations under the Canada Elections Act. Employees who are eligible…

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

September 9, 2019

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…

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New occupational health and safety legislation regarding harassment effective in Newfoundland and Labrador January 1, 2020

August 30, 2019

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…

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Federal employers – significant changes to the Canada Labour Code to come into force September 1, 2019

August 29, 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…

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Proposed Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations under the Canada Labour Code

August 2, 2019

Rick Dunlop and Madeleine Coats The proposed Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (“Regulations”) will replace the current workplace violence obligations in the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. Although the Regulations will likely not…

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