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November 24, 2014

The Global Legal Post has a small blurb on Axess Law and its plans for expansion: http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/walmart-law-shops-plan-major-expansion-68624510/ In Arnone v. Best Theratronics Ltd. a long service employee terminated without cause 17 months short of receiving a full unreduced pension was awarded, among other … Continue reading

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November 21, 2014

Alberta’s Privacy Commissioner, Jill Clayton, comments on the recently proposed amendments to Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (Bill 3): “I am pleased the government brought these amendments to the legislature quickly as the importance of private sector privacy legislation in … Continue reading

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November 20, 2014

Alberta introduced Bill 3, the Personal Information Protection Amendment Act, 2014, on Tuesday and passed first reading. A copy of the Bill is below, but critics are already concerned that the proposed changes don’t go far enough to address the structural … Continue reading

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November 18, 2014

At some point, I’d like to adopt a paperLESS practice (as in less paper, rather than no paper). New technology should allow lawyers from a range of different practices to become more efficient and offer a higher level of service … Continue reading

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November 12, 2014

The SCC releases its decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, a case which originated in Alberta, and decides that all contracts in Canada should be interpreted as imposing an obligation of good faith. Says the Court: The key issues on this appeal come down … Continue reading

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November 11, 2014

An NDP private member’s bill to make Remembrance Day a national statutory holiday has gained the support of the PCs and is now in the hands of the Senate. Remembrance is presently not a statutory holiday in Ontario, Quebec, Nova … Continue reading

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November 10, 2014

The recently proposed Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act is probably the early favourite for Most Provocative Legislation Title award. Here’s a summary of the proposed law: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=900339 Speaking of proposed legislation, HRM Online comments on Bill-27 that would force the federal public … Continue reading

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November 7, 2014

In a blog post on First Reference, Stuart Rudner, author of “You’re Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada” (which is a book I keep on my shelf and I’m looking at it right now) talks about an interesting case … Continue reading

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November 6, 2014

According to Canadian Employment Law Today, the CBC has filed a motion asking the court to throw out Ghomeshi’s lawsuit because “all the claims asserted by Mr. Ghomeshi in this action fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of an arbitrator appointed … Continue reading

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November 5, 2014

Yesterday, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz seemed to step in it with some comments he made to a House of Commons Standing Committee on Financing. Blogs and twitters are up in arms over his suggestion that out of work youth … Continue reading

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