Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – Issue 06
We are pleased to present the sixth issue of Discovery, our very own legal publication targeted to educational institutions in Atlantic Canada.
During these unprecedented times, universities and colleges are encountering unique challenges of working and teaching during a global pandemic. Our lawyers are keeping you up to date on COVID-19 related issues including impacts on international students, remote workplace policies, construction and reviewing endowment funds. Stay informed as we also explore developments in the areas of freedom of expression, privacy, copyright and pension plans.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
There is no obligation upon a municipality to reduce a business tax due to limited operations secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic. A municipality does, however, have the discretion to offer business tax relief. If a…Read More
Ruth Trask and John Samms Newfoundland and Labrador employers who continued operations this spring during Alert Levels 4 and 5 of the COVID-19 pandemic should take note of a new program offered by the provincial…Read More
Christopher Marr, TEP & Lauren Henderson As defined benefit pension plans (“DB Plans”) throughout Canada continue to face funding challenges due to mounting solvency deficits, the New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission (“FCNB”) is…Read More
Jennifer Taylor The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has acknowledged the ongoing impact of systemic racism against African Nova Scotians in an important decision on the Land Titles Clarification Act (“LTCA”). The case,…Read More
Effective July 1, 2020, the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) was officially replaced by the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (“CUSMA”). Like NAFTA, CUSMA contains provisions for the temporary entry of foreign “business persons” to Canada…Read More