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The Common Law is Sometimes Not So Common — ONCA Releases Contradictory Decisions on Municipal Liability in Nearly Identical Cases

October 11, 2018 | Michael Prosia

MT Insurance Law Blog

Canada is a common law jurisdiction.  The heart of the common law is that like cases are to be treated alike. This fundamental principle of the common law is upheld through the use of appellate courts.  A judge of a...

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Pension Plans and Governance Audits

October 9, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

In an earlier blog post, we discussed some of the risks to sponsors and administrators of registered pension plans. In this post, we discuss governance audits, a risk management strategy that plan sponsors and administrators can adopt. What is a...

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NIST Launches Privacy Framework Initiative

October 9, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

For many years, the cybersecurity framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) has been relied upon by organizations around the world as a foundational framework document. Given its success in the cybersecurity...

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Who can be Present at an Examination for Discovery?

October 5, 2018 | Theodore J. Madison

MT Insurance Law Blog

Answering the question of who should be allowed to attend at an examination for discovery involves an exercise in balancing two competing interests: the interest of upholding the privacy of examinations as a pre-trial discovery process relevant to the parties’...

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Canadian Commissioner Seeks Stronger Privacy Laws

October 2, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Last week, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (the “OPC”) released its 2017-2018 Annual Report (the “Report”). The Commissioner took the opportunity to raise serious concerns around the adequacy of Canadian privacy laws in the face of an increasingly digital...

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New Québec Restrictions on Amendments to Pension and Benefit Plans

September 25, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

As discussed in our last A.M. Pension webinar, the province of Québec recently enacted legislation that impacts the ability of a pension and benefit plan sponsor to amend its pension and benefit plans with respect to Québec employees. Bill 176...

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Mandatory Breach Draft Guidance Released

September 21, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Kathryn M. Frelick, Alexia Magneron

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On September 17, 2018, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) published its draft guidance about mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards (“Draft Guidelines”).  The OPC is seeking public comments as it readies itself for a November 1,...

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Getting Privacy Due Diligence Right

September 14, 2018 | Imran Ahmad

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Increasingly, a key asset that organizations hold is the sensitive data they collect, use and retain about their customers, employees and suppliers. It is, therefore, no surprise that data security and privacy compliance have become a top-of-mind consideration for organizations...

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Consider the Addition of Arbitration Clauses to Employment Agreements

September 11, 2018 | Seann D. McAleese

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

In our June 6, 2018 blog post we discussed the case of Lewis v. Westjet Airlines Ltd. and concerns around workplace harassment and discrimination claims being advanced through class action litigation. Obviously the cost and scale of damages for employers,...

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Pension Plans: Risk Management – Part II

September 10, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

In our most recent blog post, we discussed some of the risks for directors, officers and other stakeholders in the administration of a registered pension plan. In this blog post, we focus on the risks to sponsors and administrators of...

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