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Case Commentary: Provost v. Dueck Downtown Chevrolet Buick GMC Limited, 2020 BCCA 86

March 30, 2020 | Karen L. Weslowski, Stefanie Gladders

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent case issued by the British Columbia Court of Appeal provides guidance regarding the duty of care owed by business owners and confirmed the principles with respect to the determination of a novel duty of care. A GM Sierra...

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Temporary foreign workers and COVID-19

March 27, 2020 | Carol S. VandenHoek, Veronica K. Choy, Andrea Speer

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

With the global spread of COVID-19, governments all over the world have been implementing extraordinary measures in an effort to contain the virus and its effects on the population. As part of these measures, the Government of Canada announced air...

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COVID-19: Family law and access

March 26, 2020 | Taryn Simionati, Jeff W. Deagle, Stéphanie Tremblay, Emmanuelle Gascon

Family Law Blog

On March 15, 2020, the Honourable Justice Morawetz, the Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice suspended all regular court operations effective March 17, 2020, in order to protect the health and safety of all court users and...

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Agricultural and food production COVID-19 financial assistance

March 25, 2020 | Heather L. Jones, Stefanie Gladders

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

On March 23, 2020 the Canadian federal government announced, as part of its emergency bill to provide funding to Canadians, that $5 billion dollars will be provided to Farm Credit Canada (“FCC”) to increase lending capacity for the agriculture and...

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Privacy and cybersecurity during COVID-19 – Tips for Canadian organizations

March 24, 2020 | Eliott Cheeseman, David Krebs, Kathryn M. Frelick

MT Cybersecurity Blog

With the emergence of COVID-19 in Canada, organizations are faced with many additional concerns and considerations in their daily operations and strategic planning. Remote work has become the norm, and the health of employees, customers and suppliers is a key...

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Pension plan administration during COVID-19

March 23, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

Many of you are undoubtedly dealing with a wide range of issues related to your workplace. Among the issues that may impact your employees and your obligations as an employer are those relating to the administration of a registered pension...

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Validity of builder lien claims

March 20, 2020 | Karen L. Weslowski, Raman Atwal

MT Insurance Law Blog

JVD Installations Inc. v. Skookum Creek Power Partnership, 2020 BCSC 374 On March 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released its decision in JVD Installations Inc. v. Skookum Creek Power Partnership, 2020 BCSC 374. This decision discussed and...

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Negotiating terms beyond standard forms

March 4, 2020 | Karen L. Weslowski, Stefanie Gladders

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court (Surespan Structures Ltd. v. Lloyds Underwriters, 2020 BCSC 27) confirms that when insurance companies negotiate the terms of a policy beyond their standard forms or precedents, they must beware of failing to...

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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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