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Beyond the border: Immigration update – October 2021

We are pleased to present the seventh installment of Beyond the border, a publication aimed at providing the latest information to clients about new programs and other immigration-related information that may be pertinent to employers of foreign workers in Canada. This special edition outlines the immigration goals of Atlantic Canadian provinces and the various programs which support economic immigration in the region.

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Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – Issue 09

November 22, 2021

We are pleased to present the ninth issue of Discovery, our very own legal publication targeted to educational institutions in Atlantic Canada. Fall is here again, and academic institutions in the region have cautiously welcomed…

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Update on enforcement of vaccination policies: recent decisions out of Ontario reach different conclusions

November 15, 2021

Mark Tector and Katharine Mack Over the last few months many employers have been implementing COVID-19 vaccination policies in their workplaces. Last week, two Ontario arbitration decisions were released which dealt with the legality of…

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Supreme Court of Canada almost slams the door on unionized employees’ human rights complaints

November 9, 2021

Rick Dunlop and Richard Jordan Employers who are currently defending a human rights complaint filed by an employee governed by a collective agreement should take note of the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”)’s decision in…

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Introducing the Construction Remedies Act

November 1, 2021

Kenneth McCullogh, QC and Conor O’Neil On December 18, 2020, the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick passed the Construction Remedies Act. After nearly a year the new legislation will come into force on Monday, November…

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Mortgage Regulation Act – The New Regime is Here

October 28, 2021

Brian Tabor, QC, Simon McCormick and Eyoab Begashaw The Mortgage Regulation Act (“MRA”), in conjunction with the regulations made pursuant thereto (“MRA Regulations”), will come into force on November 1, 2021 and replace the Mortgage…

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Trips, slips, and judicial ink spills – the Supreme Court of Canada revisits core policy decision immunity in City of Nelson v Marchi, 2021 SCC 41

October 25, 2021

Stephen Penney and Joe Thorne Balancing a municipal budget has always been a challenging task in Newfoundland and Labrador, and this is particularly true in a year of extreme weather events and a global pandemic.…

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Beyond the border: Immigration update – October 2021

October 20, 2021

We are pleased to present the seventh installment of Beyond the border, a publication aimed at providing the latest information to clients about new programs and other immigration-related information that may be pertinent to employers of…

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Implementation of vaccine passports in Newfoundland and Labrador

October 6, 2021

Meghan Foley On September 28, 2021, the St. John’s Board of Trade hosted the Department of Health and Community Services, Digital Government and Service NL, and the NL Centre for Health Information, to provide an…

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Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – who gets the holiday?

September 27, 2021

Harold Smith, QC and Chelsea Drodge Background On September 29, 2020, the government introduced Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day…

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Time off to vote in the 2021 federal election

September 15, 2021

Richard Jordan The federal election will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021. Under s. 132 of the Canada Elections Act (“Act”), every employee who is an elector (i.e. a Canadian citizen and 18 years…

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