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Client Update: Special Project Orders the next milestone for Muskrat Falls progress

June 21, 2013

On June 17, 2013, pursuant to the recently amended Section 70 of the Labour Relations Act for Newfoundland and Labrador (“NL”), the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador issued three Special Project Orders (“SPOs”) in respect of the…

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Client Update: Hold your breath, SCC rules on random alcohol testing

June 17, 2013

On June 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (“the Court”) released the decision that employers across the country were waiting for. In CEP Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper Ltd., 2013 SCC 34, a…

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Client Update: Newfoundland and Labrador Aboriginal Consultation Policy

June 14, 2013

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (“NL”) has recently released its “Aboriginal Consultation Policy on Land and Resource Development Decisions” (the “Policy”). A copy of the Policy can be accessed here. This new Policy is the…

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Spring 2013 Labour & Employment Atlantic Canada Legislative Update

June 11, 2013

The following is a province-by-province update of legislation from a busy 2013 spring session in Atlantic Canada. Watching these developments, we know the new legislation that has passed or could soon pass, will impact our…

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Client Update: Jury Duty – Time to Think Twice

June 6, 2013

The integrity of the jury system has become a pressing topic for our courts of late, with articles about jury duty frequently appearing front and centre in the press. The recent message from the Nova…

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Doing Business in Atlantic Canada (Summer 2013)(Canadian Lawyer magazine supplement)

June 2, 2013

IN THIS ISSUE: Cloud computing: House to navigate risky skies by Daniela Bassan and Michelle Chai Growing a startup by Clarence Bennett, Twila Reid and Nicholas Russon Knowing the lay of the land – Aboriginal rights and land claims in Labrador by Colm St. Roch Seviour and Steve Scruton Download…

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Client Update: The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) is coming…..

May 27, 2013

DOES IT APPLY TO YOU? On June 1, 2013, the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) comes into force in Nova Scotia.  If you are involved in health care in Nova Scotia, you need to know whether PHIA…

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Atlantic Employers’ Counsel – Spring 2013

May 22, 2013

EDITOR’S COMMENT This edition of Atlantic Employers’ Counsel focuses on key areas of employment standards in Atlantic Canada. Employment standards legislation outlines the rights and obligations of employees and requirements that apply to employers in…

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Client Update: Nova Scotia New tort of cyberbullying

May 17, 2013

NEW TORT OF CYBERBULLYING On May 10, 2013 the Nova Scotia legislature passed the Cyber-safety Act (Bill 61). When this bill comes into force, it will give rise to a new tort of cyberbullying that…

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Client Update: Lender Code of Conduct Prepayment of Consumer Mortgages

May 2, 2013

GOVERNMENT ACTION In the Economic Action Plan 2010, the Harper Government committed to bring greater clarity to how mortgage prepayment penalties were calculated. As part of the commitment, on February 26, 2013 the government released…

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