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Data Breach Reporting Obligations in Saskatchewan

March 14, 2019 | David Krebs, Jacey Safnuk

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As we have written about in previous articles, data breach notification is now mandatory in Canada for the private sector in all jurisdictions where this was not already the case (e.g Alberta under the Personal Information Protection Act). Data breach...

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Pension Plan Update: New CAPSA Guidelines

February 25, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

As mentioned in our February 5th blog post, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (“CAPSA”) recently published a status update on a number of guidelines. In the update, CAPSA indicated that Guideline No. 8 – Defined Contribution Pension Plans Guideline...

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Rights of Married versus Unmarried Spouses

February 20, 2019 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

Common law relationships are increasingly common in Canada; however, many people do not realize the differing obligations and legal rights of married versus unmarried spouses upon separation. For example, in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick, unmarried spouses have no automatic...

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Demetriou v. AIG: The Burden of Proof and the Requirement to Plead Fraud

February 19, 2019 | Michael Prosia

MT Insurance Law Blog

Mr. Demetriou had a family heirloom ring appraised.  It was worth $550,000.  He insured the ring against theft with AIG Insurance Company of Canada (“AIG”) in July 2015, and was to pay an annual premium of over $10,000.  A few...

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Umbrella Insurance Policies: Should you have one?

February 12, 2019 | Theodore J. Madison

MT Insurance Law Blog

What is Umbrella Insurance? Personal umbrella insurance is a type of insurance policy designed to add extra liability coverage over and above another insurance policy, such as auto, boat, or homeowners. The extra coverage applies when the liability limits of...

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Pensions and Benefits: 2019 Update

February 5, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

Welcome to the first A.M. Pension blog post of 2019. In this post, we highlight some of the key legislative and regulatory developments in the area of pensions and benefits law in January 2019. Federal: Canada Pension Plan Effective January...

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Why a Lawyer Should Draft Your Separation Agreement in the Age of Do-it-Yourself Divorce Kits

January 22, 2019 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

Many recently-separated couples look for ways to resolve separation issues and save the time and expense of consulting a lawyer. However using an online template separation agreement or a do-it-yourself kit, can significantly increase costs and take years to resolve....

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The Deduction of Accident Benefits in Tort Actions

January 16, 2019 | Chris T.J. Blom

MT Insurance Law Blog

In the 2018 decisions of Cadieux v. Clouthier and Carroll v. McEwen, the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified the manner in which accident benefits are to be deducted from awards of tort damages. In the past, there were two approaches....

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Cannabis and Family Law

January 2, 2019 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force, legalizing the recreational use, possession, and growing of cannabis in Canada, subject to some restrictions. This piece reviews implications of cannabis use in family law matters, primarily custody and access...

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Update: No Civil Fraud Says Ontario Court of Appeal – Overturning Paulus v. Fleury

December 21, 2018 | Michael Prosia

MT Insurance Law Blog

Earlier this year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to enforce a settlement after finding that the plaintiffs’ lawyer had engaged in civil fraud by misrepresenting the independence of two witnesses at a pre-trial conference.  In addition to refusing...

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