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Moving the Goalposts for Canadian Data: Federal Privacy Commissioner Changes Position on Cross-Border Transfers

April 18, 2019 | Luanne Schlosser, David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

A high profile data breach involving a US company, Equifax Inc.[i], and its Canadian subsidiary, Equifax Canada Co., along with the coming into force of the European Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), appear to be the driving forces behind the Office...

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2019 Federal Budget: Impact on Pensions and Benefits

April 11, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

On March 19, 2019, the Canadian government released its 2019 Federal Budget: Investing in the Middle Class (the “2019 Budget”). There are a number of provisions related to pensions and benefits in the 2019 Budget. In this post, we highlight...

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For Better or For Worse: Postnuptial Agreements and Intervention By the Court

April 10, 2019 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

Postnuptial agreements are an increasingly popular method for spouses to protect their wealth from future claims from a separated spouse as a result of relationship breakdown. A postnuptial agreement is a form of marriage contract that is negotiated and signed...

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What Exemption? – Pitfalls and Stumbling Blocks in CASL and Privacy Compliance

April 5, 2019 | David Krebs, Jacey Safnuk

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) has been with us now for five years and it has been over 15 years since the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) came into force. Then why is CASL and privacy compliance...

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Benefits Update: OHIP+ and Employment Insurance Act Changes

March 25, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

OHIP+: Reduction in Coverage As discussed in an earlier post, effective January 1, 2018, the Ontario liberal government introduced OHIP+. OHIP+ is a program that covers the cost of more than 4400 drug products under the Ontario Drug Program for...

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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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