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Make sure you are compliant with your support obligation when appealing

April 15, 2021 | Kaitlin Jagersky

Family Law Blog

The Court of Appeal in Abu-Saud v. Abu-Saud, 2020 ONCA 824 (CanLII) recently affirmed its jurisdiction to quash or dismiss an appeal due to non-compliance of a spousal support order. In this case, the Respondent Wife was successful in her...

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There is ‘No Turning Back’ says the Canadian Bar Association

April 8, 2021 | Kaitlin Jagersky

Family Law Blog

The Canadian Bar Association recently released its COVID-19 Task Force Report on justice issues which have risen due to COVID-19. This report assesses the immediate and evolving issues for the delivery of legal services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining...

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Pour over clauses and the Quinn estate

March 17, 2021 | Alexander Swabuk

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Connections between Canadians and Americans have never been as abundant or transparent as they are now as many Canadians own American property, have American spouses or partners, and have children and grandchildren born or living in the United States.  As...

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A prayer for cy-près

March 8, 2021 | Lyndsay Hone

MT Estate Litigation Blog

What happens when a well-intentioned philanthropist has outlived or misnamed the charity they intended to benefit on their death? Funds a testator has earmarked for a particular philanthropic purpose or organization cannot always be used as they were intended. When...

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British Columbia Court of Appeal confirms a strict two-year limitation period to commence third-party claims

February 24, 2021 | Fareeha Qaiser, Derek Odgers

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction The Court of Appeal in Sohal v. Lezama, 2021 BCCA 40 (“Sohal”) recently held that a court does not have the discretion to permit a third-party notice for contribution and indemnity (“contribution”) if the limitation period has expired under...

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The Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA): Increasing accountability and transparency

February 16, 2021 | Jaclyne Reive, Kristin Dosen

MT Cybersecurity Blog

In a recent MT Cybersecurity Blog, we discussed Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (the “CPPA”), which was introduced on November 17, 2020, by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry with the aim of modernizing federal privacy law...

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“Made in Canada” – What is happening to Privacy by Design under the CPPA?

February 5, 2021 | David Krebs, Samantha Santos

MT Cybersecurity Blog

“Privacy by Design” has long been understood as the “gold standard” of data protection and at the core of how to sustain privacy rights in the digital age. It is a concept that can be said to have been “made...

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Superior Court of Quebec dismisses authorization to institute a class action pursuant to the dispute resolution provision of insurance policy

January 29, 2021 | Nicolas Sacha Nesviginsky

MT Insurance Law Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in litigation, particularly in the context of class actions. In 2020, applications for authorization to commence class actions have been made notably against nursing homes,1 insurers2 and airline companies.3 In 9369-1426 Québec inc. (Restaurant Bâton...

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UK Supreme Court judgment on COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case

January 15, 2021 | Eric S. Charleston

MT Insurance Law Blog

Today, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others. This judgment was the result of a “leap frog” appeal whereby the FCA and certain insurers...

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Consent and the business activities exemption: A dive into the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA)

December 29, 2020 | Lisen Bassett, Kelly Harris

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Now in its Second Reading, Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CPPA”), is moving ever closer to adoption. The opening remarks by the Bill’s sponsor, MP Navdeep Bains, emphasized the law’s focus on control and consent with the aim...

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