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HTMLPrivacy and Cyber Security: Summary of the Report from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Roland Hung, Kevin Stenner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
In December 2014, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the “Commissioner”) released a report entitled Privacy and Cyber Security: Emphasizing privacy protection in cyber security activities (the “Report”), examining the common interests and tensions between...

 

HTMLHydro-Québec Issues New RFP for 500 MW of Firm Capacity and Related Energy
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Mathieu LeBlanc; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
On March 4, 2015, Hydro-Québec Distribution (“HQD”) issued a new request for proposals for the purchase of up to 500 MW of firm capacity and the related energy during “peak periods”.

 

HTMLIs Anyone Interested in PRPPs?
Lorraine Allard; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015
A number of financial institutions and other providers are now offering pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs) and voluntary registered savings plans (VRSPs), the PRPP’s Quebec equivalent. Except for VRSPs, which are mandatory for employers who don’t offer pension plans or other...

 

HTMLDefamation in the Blogosphere: Baglow v Smith
Roland Hung, Kevin Stenner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
In introduction to Baglow v. Smith, 2015 ONSC 1175 [“Baglow”], an action for defamation involving political bloggers, Madam Justice Polowin described political debate in the Internet blogosphere as, “rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar.”...

 

HTMLMeeting the Duty to Accommodate - A Success Story: University of British Columbia Reasonably Accommodated Researcher with Severe Mouse Allergy
Kirsten D. Hume; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
The duty to accommodate is a difficult process because it is uncertain. Whether an employer has met its duty to accommodate under human rights law requires an individualized assessment on a case-by-case basis. In addition, the standard of “undue hardship” is a high and moving target,...

 

HTMLNew Sexual Harassment Laws Coming Soon to the Workplace
Daniel Pugen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
On March 6, 2015, the Ontario Government published its plan aimed at addressing sexual violence and harassment in Ontario. The document is titled, “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment” (the “Action Plan”). The Action Plan has a lot to...

 

HTMLThe Court As Tie-Breaker: Atomic Energy And How “Persistent Discord” Begets A Correctness Standard Of Review
Brooke MacKenzie; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
In its recent decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, 2015 FCA 17, the Federal Court of Appeal held that the rule of law can require the Court to apply a correctness standard of review to administrative decisions concerning the interpretation of the governing statute in certain...

 

HTMLThe Report From the Privacy Commissioner of Canada - Takeaways For Retailers
Roland Hung, Kevin Stenner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015
In an earlier post, we discussed the report of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada entitled Privacy and Cyber Security: Emphasizing privacy protection in cyber security activities (the “Report”). The following are some takeaways for retailers from the Report.

 

HTMLDraft Federal P&C Insurer Demutualization Regulations Issued
Ana Badour, Nancy J. Carroll, Frédéric Cotnoir; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015
On February 28, 2015, the Department of Finance issued draft regulations under the Insurance Companies Act (Canada) providing the process to enable federally regulated mutual property and casualty insurance companies (Mutual P&Cs) to demutualize. Demutualization is the process of converting a...

 

HTMLMore on Covenants to Insure
Ariel DeJong, Michael Nienhuis; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
In a recent blog entry, Covenants to Insure, we summarized the protection afforded when a party (the “beneficiary”) obtains a contractual promise from its counter-party (the “covenanter”) to obtain insurance against specified risks.

 


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