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Interventions in Federal Court: a (nearly) new approach

By Jacob Damstra Introduction Earlier this year, the Federal Court of Appeal clarified, confirmed, and settled the law applicable to interventions in Federal Court and ... Read more

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It's complicated.

By Kevin Ross   [29] It’s complicated. 1 So begins the discussion and analysis of whether a lawyer may act as counsel of record in both a class action and an ... Read more

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Ontario national class action consistent with protecting the rights and interests of Québec residents

By Angus McKinnon Changes to the Québec Code of Civil Procedure came into effect on January 1, 2016. 1 Amongst these changes is the introduction of Article 577 which ... Read more

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"Private prosecutions in the public interest?: process, possibilities, and problems”

By Jacob Damstra Section 504 of the Criminal Code , R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46. Chances are you’ve never heard of it. The section is rarely invoked; a number of obstacles ... Read more

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SCC resolves multi-jurisdictional hearings debate

By Angus McKinnon In concurrent decisions released today in Endean v. British Columbia and Parsons v. Ontario , indexed as Endean v British Columbia , 2016 SCC 42 , the ... Read more

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Join Littler LLP on Nov. 30 for Its Canadian Legal Update

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Sexual abuse survivors beware - the defamation risk

By Elizabeth Grace • Two adult sisters accuse their uncle of sexually assaulting them as young children through spoken words and emails sent to family members. The ... Read more

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You sunk my carriage battleship!

By Jason Squire   A carriage motion is meant to determine which one of a number of competing proposed class proceedings may proceed in a province. When there are parallel ... Read more

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Canada: time for submissions soon expiring in Ontario under changing workplace review

As previously reported, 1  the Special Advisors to the Government of Ontario, Canada released their interim report on July 27, 2016 on ways in which the Ontario Labour ... Read more

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Blowing in the wind - wind projects and their unwilling host

By David Woodward There are few policies of the Ontario Government that are more maligned in rural Ontario than the Green Energy Act and the approval of wind farms in ... Read more

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CASL's private right of action looms large

By David Lyons Over the past number of years, Canadian businesses have been busy bringing themselves into compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – ... Read more

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La 6e édition des prix nationaux de Pro Bono mettra en lumière l’aide bénévole accordée aux personnes demandant l’aide médicale à mourir, aux réfugiés et aux personnes atteintes de maladies mentales

Ottawa, le 29 septembre 2016 – Ce soir, dans le cadre de la 6 e édition des prix nationaux de Pro Bono, les professionnels juridiques du Canada se ... Read more

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6th National Pro Bono Awards to highlight pro bono help for people seeking physician-assisted death, refugees and the mentally ill

Ottawa (September 29, 2016) Tonight Canada’s legal profession is gathering at the Westin Ottawa to recognize outstanding pro bono legal contributions by a lawyer, law firm ... Read more

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Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis, Chief Justice George R. Strathy & Attorney General Yfasir Naqvi to speak at 6th National Pro Bono conference

Ottawa (September 27, 2016) Leading figures from Canada’s legal profession are set to speak on the benefits of pro bono legal support to a fair and accessible justice system ... Read more

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Sufficient evidence of commonality in multi-product medical devices class actions - cautionary tales

By Peter Kryworuk   In order to prove that a group of related medical devices have sufficient commonality to proceed as one class action, the plaintiff must present ... Read more

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A Littler Event: 2016 hot topics for Ontario employers

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Littler lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

TORONTO (August 26, 2016) – Littler LLP, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to congratulate Toronto Partners ... Read more

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Canada: Ontario special advisors issue interim report on the changing workplace

In May 2015, the Ontario government appointed two Special Advisors to review the modern-day workplace and to consider whether the Ontario Labour Relations Act , 1995 ("OLRA") and ... Read more

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Supreme Court of Canada holds private-sector federal employers must have just cause to dismiss non-managerial employees

Part III of the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) contains unjust dismissal provisions that apply to private Canadian employers subject to federal jurisdiction. Where ... Read more

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Offering statements for co-operatives: how much disclosure is too much?

By Ian Shewan Ontario co-operatives have a unique exemption from the requirements of the Ontario Securities Act . Subject to some limited exemptions, co-operatives that have ... Read more

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