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Implicit Waiver of Privilege

July 20, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Overview Solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege are a fundamental component of our justice system. Solicitor-client privilege is intended to provide “full, free and frank communication between those who need legal advice and those who are best able to provide it,”...

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Google c. Equustek: la saga continue

July 13, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

L’été dernier, la Cour suprême du Canada[1] confirmait la décision de la Cour suprême de la Colombie-Britannique[2] d’accorder une injonction interlocutoire mondiale contre Google. Ladite injonction ordonnant à Google de prendre les mesures quant à la désindexation mondiale de tous...

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Meaningful Consent Under PIPEDA

July 6, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As part of its effort to “breathe life” into the way consent under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) is obtained, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, along with the Offices of the Information and...

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Be Careful How You Downsize

July 4, 2018 | Dirk L. Van de Kamer

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Many employers face the need to downsize from time to time.  Instead of proceeding with layoffs, some offer voluntary severance packages (VSPs) in the hope of achieving staffing reductions in a relatively pain and conflict free manner. A recent Ontario...

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New Canadian Cybersecurity Era?

June 29, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Dan Doliner

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On June 12, 2018, Public Safety Canada published Canada’s new National Cyber Security Strategy (the “2018 Cyber Strategy”). The 2018 Cyber Strategy details three national cybersecurity goals and the principles that will be followed over the next five years in...

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Cannabis Legalization and Farm Safety Considerations

June 28, 2018 | Amy Groothuis, Carol S. VandenHoek

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

The occupational health and safety risks associated with farming have long been known.  The introduction of recreational (legalized) cannabis, which will take effect on October 17, 2018, adds uncertainty for farmers, even if they are not part of the cannabis...

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Missing Pension Plan Members and Unclaimed Balances

June 27, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

Missing or unlocatable plan members and unclaimed balances under registered pension plans are a significant challenge for plan administrators. On June 21, 2018, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (“CAPSA”) published draft “Guideline #9: Searching for Un-locatable Members of...

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Consuming Medical Marijuana at Work Can Get One Fired

June 26, 2018 | Jeff N. Grubb, Jon Danyliw

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

The termination of an employee observed using cannabis while driving a Town vehicle has been upheld in Saskatchewan.  In The Town of Kindersley v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2740, the board of arbitration determined that termination was appropriate,...

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Clarifying the “Trilogy” and the Covenant to Insure: Royal Host GP Inc. v. 1842259 Ontario Ltd.

June 22, 2018 | Karen L. Weslowski

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction In Royal Host GP Inc. v. 1842259 Ontario Ltd., 2018 ONCA 467, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the motion judge’s decision, clarified what is known as the “Trilogy” and allowed a landlord to advance a subrogated action against...

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Updated

June 22, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Alexia Magneron

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Recently, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released Version 1.1 of its popular Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”). This revised version refines, clarifies and enhances Version 1.0 of the Framework released in...

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