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What are Section 7 Expenses?

November 20, 2018 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

In a previous piece (available here), we discussed parents’ obligations to pay child support in respect of only the Basic Monthly Amount.  This piece considers the obligations in respect of Section 7 Expenses. As a recap, each of the Federal...

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Three Important Things to Know about Basic Monthly Child Support

November 6, 2018 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

The federal and Ontario governments share responsibility for family law in Ontario.  Some child support guidelines are under federal law, while others are under provincial law.  If you are divorced or have applied for a divorce, the Federal Child Support...

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Implementing Privacy by Design

November 5, 2018 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

“Privacy by design” (“PbD”) is not a new concept but one that has been receiving increasing attention and legal clout in Canada, Europe,and around the world. Broadly speaking, it requires designing a system or process in a manner that protects...

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FSCO Targeted Reviews – An Update

November 1, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

As we discussed in our April post entitled “FSCO Targeted Reviews,” in late 2017, the Ontario pension regulator, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”), announced that it was undertaking a series of “targeted reviews” of selected pension plans. FSCO recently...

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OPC Releases Mandatory Breach Reporting Guidance

November 1, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Catherine Bate, David Krebs, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On October 29, 2018, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) published the final version of its guidelines in connection with mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards (the “Guidelines”), ahead of the coming into force of the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (the “Regulations”)...

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BC Commissioner Releases Cannabis Sales Privacy Protection Guidelines

October 26, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Kelly Harris, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As a result of the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (the “OIPC”) published guidelines (titled “Protecting Personal Information: Cannabis Transactions”) that aim to clarify the rights and...

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Highlights of the Proposed Amendments to Canada’s Divorce Act

October 23, 2018 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

A recent bill introduced by Canada’s Minister of Justice proposes modernizing federal family law in Canada. Bill C-78 proposes amendments to Canada’s Divorce Act through its first substantive changes in 30 years, and two other Acts, and make consequential changes to...

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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 pension plans and governance audits, a risk management strategy that plan sponsors and administrators can adopt....

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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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