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|The Landmark Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision: What it Means for Project Developers in Canada|
Laura Easton, Heather L. Treacy; Davis LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) issued a landmark ruling in the area of aboriginal law with its decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (the “Decision”). The Court declared that the Tsilhqot’in Nation, a...
|Federal Court of Appeal Decision on Family Status Discrimination Clarifies Employer Obligations|
Karen R. Bock, Kristine Gorman; Davis LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014On May 2, 2014, the Federal Court of Appeal released its much anticipated decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Johnstone (“Johnstone”). In the decision, the court clarified both the scope of the “family status” protection found under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the...
|New Guidance on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception|
David Spratley; Davis LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014Our previous post about Canada’s pending anti-spam legislation (CASL) mentioned a key exception for charities: commercial electronic messages that are sent by a registered charity and whose primary purpose is to raise funds for that charity are fully exempt from CASL.
|What Happens in a Mediation Stays in a Mediation - If Your Agreement Clearly Says So|
Melissa Tennison; Davis LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014The Supreme Court of Canada has recently decided an interesting case regarding the intersection of an absolute confidentiality clause in mediation with the exception to the common law settlement privilege that allows a party to rely on what was said in the mediation to enforce any settlement...
|Paternity and Parental Leaves in Quebec: What Employers Should Know|
Pablo Guzman, Lucy-Maude Lachance; Davis LLP / Davis SENCRL/SRL;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014Quebec’s paternity and parental leave regime for fathers is the most generous of its kind in Canada. In 2006, the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan replaced the federal Employment Insurance Parental Benefits Program. Fathers in Quebec are taking advantage of these leaves in growing numbers, and...
|After the Collective Agreement Expires: Unilateral Changes in Conditions of Employment|
Michael Hamata, Larry Page; Davis LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014On June 4, 2014, in British Columbia Public School Employers' Association -and- British Columbia Teachers' Federation, BCLRB No. B104/2014, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board issued an interesting decision arising from the ongoing dispute between the British Columbia Public School...
|Reasonable Expectations - the Expansion of Online Privacy Rights|
Stephen Mulrain; Davis LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014In its June 13, 2014 decision in R v. Spencer, the Supreme Court of Canada has begun what will undoubtedly be a long process of delineating the privacy rights of Canadians in their online activities. Justice Cromwell, writing for the Court, started his reasons by noting that the internet has raised...
|Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Upholds Restrictive Covenant in Insurance Industry|
Melissa Tennison; Davis LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Renfrew Insurance Ltd. v. Cortese, 2014 ABQB 157 recently granted the Plaintiff, Renfrew Insurance Ltd. (“Renfrew”), an interlocutory injunction restraining two of its former employees, Mr. Cortese and Mr. Reed, from the following:
|Canada Splits Temporary Foreign Worker Program into Two Streams|
Brian Tsuji; Davis LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014On June 20, 2014 Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”) was overhauled and reorganized into two distinct programs: the TFWP and the International Mobility Programs (“IMP”).
|Where Is the Fairness? Recent Developments and Cause for Concern at the Human Rights Tribunal|
Leslie Frattolin, Michael S. Richards, Sarah Willis; Davis LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014The amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) which came into force in 2008, have brought about significant changes to the way in which human rights complaints are adjudicated in Ontario. Today, approximately six years after the amendments were brought into force, the...