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A little help from our friends (of the court): public interest interventions in Ontario courts
By Jacob Damstra At the end of last year, I wrote a series of articles about public interest and environmental interventions in Federal Court proceedings: “ ...
Canada: Ontario Human Rights Commission releases policy statement on medical documentation and disability-related accommodation requests
On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) released a new policy statement on medical documentation and disability-related ...
Termination clause enforced: Oudin and the Supreme Court of Canada
In Canada, termination clauses in employment agreements are critical tools that allow an employer to avoid providing reasonable notice of termination under the common ...
A Littler Event: important employment decisions for 2016 affecting the workplace
Employment law in Canada is forever changing and 2016 was no exception. All employers need to be prepared for 2017, and beyond. The panel will discuss important employment ...
Family Law: frequently asked questions about collaborative practice
By Carolyn Lloyd WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW? Collaborative family law is defined by three key principles: The voluntary and complete exchange of financial ...
A Littler Webinar: making accommodation accessible
Employers continue to grapple with the multitude of obligations they have regarding disabilities in the workplace, especially those involving accessibility under the ...
New provisions on escheats of corporate property should cause corporations to take notice
By David Lyons On December 10, 2016, Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act , 2015, came into force. This Bill enacted several new statutes, including the Forfeited Corporate ...
Supreme Court of Canada clarifies test for rectification
By Peter Kryworuk In recent years the Supreme Court of Canada appears to have taken a renewed interest in commercial and contract law cases. In some recent decisions, Canada ...
What if a will is lost?
By David Waites A Testator had a signed Will that they kept in their safety deposit box. After the Testator died, the signed Will could not be located in the safety deposit ...
Environmental interventions in Federal Court proceedings
By Jacob Damstra Introduction In the previous two parts to this series, I considered “ A (Nearly) New Approach ” to interventions and “ Interventions in ...
Intervening in the 'interests of justice' in the federal courts
By Jacob Damstra In a recent article, Part One of this series, I described the “(Nearly) New Approach” to interventions in Federal Court and Federal Court of ...
The high cost of asset accumulation in a common law relationship
By Jordan McKie After separation, married people are obligated to account to one another for their respective increases in net worth from the date of marriage to the date of ...
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 ...
By Kevin Ross  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 ...
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 ...