Two former Stewart McKelvey partners appointed to Order of Canada
The Honourable James Cowan, CM, QC, and The Honourable Donald Oliver, CM, QC, are among the 77 individuals to be appointed to the Order of Canada, as recently announced by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. This designation, established in 1967, is one of Canada’s highest honours, and is given to those who have shaped their society through innovation, imagination and compassion.
Jim and Don, who both practiced in the Halifax office, were inducted for their community efforts and civic engagement. Senator Cowan, who retired from the Firm December 31, 2019, continues to champion human rights related to medically assisted dying, genetic discrimination and mental health, while Senator Oliver promotes inclusion and diversity in Canada, as an educator and active community member.
Stewart McKelvey has been accredited as an Employer Partnership Programme (“EPP”) Partner with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) to further the learning and professional development of our estates and trusts lawyers. With…Read More
Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey, 2021 SCC 29, a case successfully argued by St. John’s lawyers Erin Best and Giles Ayers, has been named as a Lexpert “Top 10 business decision of 2020 – 2021”.…Read More
Halifax lawyer Rick Dunlop led a national panel of industry experts in a webinar today (November 30), hosted by the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers. The webinar provided a checkup on construction industry labour…Read More
Honouring excellence in the field of business law and litigation across Canada, Josie Marks from our Moncton office has been recognized with a Lexpert® Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 award. Winners of this award…Read More
Rebecca Saturley (managing partner, Halifax) will be a speaker at the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia annual Law Conference. Rebecca will lend her decades of experience in labour, employment and human rights…Read More
Two Canadian Bar Association (“CBA”) webinars Tuesday, November 23, will feature Firm lawyers as speakers, discussing different changes businesses should expect following the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning at 12:00 p.m. AST, labour and employment lawyers Twila…Read More
Speaking to her practice in health law, Saint John lawyer Jamie Watson will speak to the University of New Brunswick Health Law and Bioethics Society later today, November 19. Jamie will talk about her experiences…Read More
St. John’s lawyers Erin Best and Justin Hewitt will be presenting a session at the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador 2021 annual conference, trade show and annual general meeting, November 4. Erin and Justin both have…Read More