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Nova Scotia unveils changes to financial hardship unlocking – financial institutions to receive applications starting July 1, 2021

Dante Manna with the assistance of Kali Robertson (summer student) The Nova Scotia Government recently released regulations reassigning the authority for administering financial hardship unlocking in the province. Effective July 1, 2021, individuals will apply directly to their financial institution for approval to withdraw money from a locked-in retirement account (“LIRA”) or life income fund (“LIF”)…
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Reuniting with family: who can come to Canada despite COVID-19 restrictions?

Brittany Trafford The Canadian borders have been restricted for over a year now and many families have struggled with being separated. Throughout 2020 and early 2021 restrictions have fluctuated as the federal government tried to balance their recognition of the importance of family reunification, with the risks of the pandemic. After many months missing immediate…
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Unifor Local 64 v Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited: citing statutory duty to provide safe workplace as justification to demand drug test

Harold Smith, QC with the assistance of Matthew Raske (summer student) A recent labour arbitration decision, Unifor Local 64 and Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, shows how the permissibility of drug and alcohol testing continues to evolve as legislatures codify and intensify the safety obligations of employers. In particular, this case demonstrates how employers can…
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Tyler Callahan joins St. John’s office as newest lawyer

We congratulate former Firm articled clerk Tyler Callahan on being called to the Newfoundland and Labrador bar this morning, as joining our team as a corporate lawyer in St. John’s.
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Saint John partner Paul Harquail, ACIArb, elected Canadian Maritime Law Association president

Announced at the Canadian Maritime Law Association (“CMLA”) annual general meeting, Saint John partner Paul Harquail, ACIArb, has become the association’s national president, the first from New Brunswick. Spanning 30 years, Paul’s practice focuses on maritime and transportation law, as well as insurance and corporate-based litigation, tax litigation and environmental law. His clients include P…
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Jennifer MacPherson co-chairs trial advocacy workshop

Charlottetown partner Jennifer MacPherson will co-chair the upcoming Atlantic Trial Advocacy College event, hosted by The Advocates’ Society. Taking place June 10 and 11, attendees of this virtual hands-on training session will test and refine their litigation skills in case analysis, examination-in-chief, cross-examination and closing statements. Jennifer will help lead participants throughout this workshop and…
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