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Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – Issue 09

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 students back to campus amid a fourth wave of the pandemic. This issue addresses a number of topics relevant to Atlantic Canadian universities and colleges, from the CAUT censure process, changes to New Brunswick’s Construction Remedies Act, immigration policies impacting international students and procedural fairness when addressing private social media posts (featured in both French and English).

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Nova Scotia to recognize September 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 9, 2021

*Last updated: September 9, 2021 (originally published September 3, 2021) Katharine Mack The Nova Scotia government announced earlier today, September 3, that it would annually recognize September 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day, beginning in…

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Final report of advisory committee on open banking

August 26, 2021

Kevin Landry and Annelise Harnanan (summer student) Recently, the Advisory Committee on Open Banking released the Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Open Banking, (“Report”) confirming its intention to implement a broader, more modernized…

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Termination for just cause: do employers need to investigate? McCallum v Saputo, 2021 MBCA 62

August 25, 2021

Kathleen Nash In a recent decision, McCallum v Saputo,¹ the Manitoba Court of Appeal confirmed that an employer does not have a “free-standing, actionable duty” to investigate an employee’s conduct prior to dismissal.² The Court of Appeal held…

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Canadian border re-opening: phased approach for fully vaccinated travellers

August 25, 2021

Brendan Sheridan The Government of Canada is undertaking a phased approach to re-opening the international border. While the government has had limited exemptions to the travel prohibitions throughout the pandemic, the loosening of the restrictions…

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IIROC and MFDA merging into one singular self-regulated organization

August 13, 2021

Kevin Landry On August 3, 2021 the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) announced plans to combine the Investment Industry Regulation Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) with the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”). This move will…

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Right time to strike – Courts less reticent to strike pleadings in Newfoundland and Labrador

August 12, 2021

John Samms, with the assistance of Olivia Bungay (summer student) In a recent decision, S.D. v Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority, 2021 NLSC 100, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador denied the Plaintiff’s application…

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What employers and employees need to know about election day in Nova Scotia

August 12, 2021

Richard Jordan and Folu Adesanya The 2021 Nova Scotia general election will be held on August 17, 2021. With the election looming, many Nova Scotians will be wondering the same question: “Am I entitled to…

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Labour & Employment podcast episode #2: “The Federal Pay Equity Act and Regulations”

August 3, 2021

In the second episode of our labour and employment podcast, Workplace Issues in Atlantic Canada: A Legal Perspective, host and practice group leader Rick Dunlop speaks with Annie Gray and Dante Manna about the Federal…

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Volleyball coach reinstated after recruiting student athlete charged with sexual assault

July 30, 2021

Included in Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – Issue 08 Clarence Bennett It is increasingly difficult to reconcile the rights of a student charged with sexual assault, with the rights of the victim, along…

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In the strictest confidence: reviewing confidentiality clauses with a view to fostering engagement and limiting risk

July 28, 2021

Included in Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – Issue 08 Jacob Zelman Striking the proper balance Public discourse around instances of sexual violence is at an all-time high. In the wake of the #MeToo…

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