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Municipal Liability in Negligence webinar

Our newest municipal webinar, in partnership with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, featured St. John’s lawyers Joe Thorne and Meaghan McCaw as they discussed a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that brought the issue of municipal liability in negligence to the forefront. Joe and Meaghan outlined the potential consequences as a result of this decision, as well as the main takeaways for all municipalities.

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Filling labour gaps with foreign workers: What Canadian employers need to know

October 28, 2022

By Brittany Trafford It is no secret that employers in Atlantic Canada are struggling to fill labour gaps. In June 2019 the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) published a report[1] indicating that the overall labour…

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Updated employer compliance requirements for employers of foreign workers

October 26, 2022

Brendan Sheridan The Government of Canada has recently taken steps to further protect foreign workers employed in Canada. These efforts by the government have, in some cases, created additional obligations that employers must comply with…

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Nova Scotia setting legislative framework for green hydrogen

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Sadira Jan, Dave Randell, and James Gamblin On October 17, 2022, the Government of Nova Scotia tabled bills that would amend four pieces of legislation in support of future green hydrogen development. The intended impacts…

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Newfoundland and Labrador Introduces Pay Equity & Transparency Law

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By Ruth Trask  and Josh Merrigan Pay equity is an increasing focus for governments and advocates in the employment world, which means that employers must also pay attention. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has…

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Upcoming changes for international students in Canada

October 12, 2022

By Kathleen Leighton Canada is facing considerable labour shortages resulting from a myriad of factors including its aging population and declining birth rates. As a result, our immigration strategy going forward must help drive the…

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New Brunswick Provincial Government releases Climate Change Plan

October 11, 2022

By Alanna Waberski and Isaac McLellan On September 21, 2022, the Government of New Brunswick released its renewed climate change action plan which aims to help the province adapt to climate change while steering New…

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Court upholds mandatory vaccine policy – Placing employee on unpaid leave not constructive dismissal

October 3, 2022

Mark Tector and Ben Currie While there have been a number of arbitration decisions on the subject, Parmar v Tribe Management Inc., 2022 BCSC 1675 appears to be the first reported civil court decision to…

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Federal Government, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador clearing the way for offshore wind development

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Sadira Jan, Dave Randell, and James Gamblin Nova Scotia (“NS”) and Newfoundland and Labrador (“NL”) are positioned to become international leaders in offshore wind and green hydrogen. Each province has expansive offshores areas, abundant wind…

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Health Canada announces legislative review of Cannabis Act

September 27, 2022

Kevin Landry and Nikolas Shymko The Cannabis Act came into force on October 17, 2018, putting in place framework for controlling the sale, possession, production and distribution of cannabis. The Cannabis Act requires the Minister…

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COVID-19 immigration and travel: where are we now?

September 27, 2022

Brendan Sheridan and Brittany Trafford. Many events and workplaces started to feel more normal over the summer as we emerged from over two years of restrictions and COVID-19 pandemic precautions. However, as people line up…

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