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Active/Passive Income not an IRB Consideration

January 16, 2018 | Nawaz Tahir

MT Insurance Law Blog

In the recent LAT decision of A.S. and Economical Insurance (16-003197/AABS), Adjudicator Robert Watt held that an insurer is entitled to deduct post-accident income from a claimant’s business in determining an Income Replacement Benefit amount under the Statutory Accident Benefits...

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Changements importants au régime des marchés publics au Québec

January 15, 2018 | Claire R. Durocher, Lampros Stougiannos

Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

Le 1er décembre 2017, l’Assemblée nationale a unanimement adopté la Loi favorisant la surveillance des contrats des organismes publics et instituant l’Autorité des marchés publics (la « Loi »). Cette loi représente le plus important changement apporté au régime des marchés publics...

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The LAT CAT’s First Life

January 12, 2018 | Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

The LAT CAT is now out of the bag with the recent release of one of the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s most comprehensive CAT decisions in A.R. v. Allstate (Tribunal File No. 16-003415, January 5, 2018). The 31 page decision was...

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Another Harsh Lesson Learned Under the Farm Debt Mediation Act – This Time by a Landlord: HCI Ventures Ltd. v. S.O.L. Acres (2017 SKQB 264)

January 9, 2018 | David G. Gerecke, Julian Nahachewsky

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

Introduction In a previous Food Web post entitled Things You May Not Know About the Farm Debt Mediation Act, we discussed several aspects of how the federal Farm Debt Mediation Act (referred to throughout as the “FDMA” or the “Act”)...

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2017: A Year in Review and a Look Ahead

January 2, 2018 | Emily C. Durst

MT Insurance Law Blog

As 2017 comes to a close, it is a good time to take a look back at changes and developments in the law that will affect how adjusters handle claims going forward. In one of the year’s most anticipated decision,...

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Will Ontarians be Permitted to Traffic in Life Policies
Bill 162, Insurance Amendment Act (Life Settlements), 2017

December 20, 2017 | Sandra L. Hawes

MT Insurance Law Blog

Life settlements, also known as trafficking or trading in life insurance policies, involve the disposition by the insured of all rights under a life insurance policy to a third party in exchange for a cash payment.  This payment is frequently...

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Ontario Government Proposing to Increase OHSA Fines

December 19, 2017 | Greg Bush

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

On November 14, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 177, namely, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017. If passed, Bill 177 would amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) to significantly increase the maximum fines for...

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Construction Industry in Ontario: What Employers Need to Know About Unionization

December 14, 2017 | Damien Buntsma

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Union certification is the process by which a union gains the right to represent employees of an employer in relation to the terms and conditions of employment, more commonly referred to as unionization. In the construction industry in Ontario, a...

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Mario Côté inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 FCA 36, leave to appeal to SCC refused, 37526 (November 9, 2017)

December 12, 2017 | Shahdin Farsai, Katherine Barbacki

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

The Plaintiff Mario Coté inc. (“MCI”), a trucking company specializing in the transport of farmed pigs in Quebec, applied to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal (CART) for review of 12 Notices of Violation and administrative penalties issued under the Health...

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WAGG Motions – don’t forget the audio recordings

December 8, 2017 | James D. Bromiley

MT Insurance Law Blog

Wagg motions refer to motions for the production of police or Crown documents. They are referred to as Wagg motions because of the case of D.P. v. Wagg (“Wagg”), which sets out the process to be followed when seeking these...

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