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Challenges to benefit plan distinctions

February 11, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

As discussed at our last A.M. Pension Webinar in December 2019, following the 2018 decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board (“Talos”), employees and unions continue to challenge age-based distinctions in benefit...

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Privacy Commissioner consultation on AI

February 4, 2020 | Kelly Harris, Eliott Cheeseman

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Continuing to highlight the need for reform, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) has initiated a consultation on recommendations they have presented to adapt the private sector privacy statute Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) to address...

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Ontario Pensions: What’s New?

January 27, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

Welcome to the first post of 2020! In this post, we highlight some of the more significant legislative and regulatory pension developments in Ontario in January 2020 and late 2019. Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) Bill 132 As we reported in...

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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Tables Annual Report, Calling for Human Rights-Based Overhaul of Privacy Laws

January 10, 2020 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On December 10, 2019, Commissioner Therrien presented his office’s 2019 annual report to Parliament, which was later followed by a press release highlighting key aspects of and views expressed in this latest report. Unsurprisingly, the need for privacy law reform...

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Clarity in Claims against Adjusters in their Personal Capacity

December 13, 2019 | Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent decision of Justice Perell (Burns v. RBC Life Insurance Co., 2019 ONSC 6977) provides some welcome clarity on the issues of whether insurance adjusters owe a duty of good faith to an insured independent of any duty owed...

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Pre-judgment Interest on General Damages

December 10, 2019 | Chris T.J. Blom

MT Insurance Law Blog

In 2015 the Ontario Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.C.18 was amended to provide that Rule 53.10 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, R.R.O. 1990, which calls for pre-judgment interest at 5%, no longer applies to cases involving car accidents. The...

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“Once More Unto the (Data) Breach”…Looking back at Twelve Months of Mandatory Breach Notifications

November 26, 2019 | David Krebs, Hasith Andrahennadi

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As described in numerous previous articles over the course of 2019, the past year saw an unprecedented number of breach notifications in Canada. In Europe, under the scrutiny of the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”), there were a whopping 89,200...

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Implementing Privacy by Design

November 26, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

“Privacy by design” (“PbD”) is not a new concept but one that has been receiving increasing attention and legal clout in Canada, Europe, and around the world. Broadly speaking, it requires designing a system or process in a manner that...

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Pensions: An Update from FSRA and Ontario Bill 132

November 7, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

With the return of the Ontario government on October 28th came the introduction of Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 (“Bill 132”). Bill 132 is an omnibus bill that includes amendments to a number of Ontario...

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Practical Strategies for Responding to a Cyber-Attack

November 1, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The author would like to thank the co-author of this article, Claudiu Popa[1], for his contributions and expertise in this area. Organizations across industry sectors are learning to recognize just what cyber-attacks look like, as Canadian companies are experiencing dozens...

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