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Canada’s Digital Charter Triggers Reframing of Consultation on Transborder Personal Data Transfers

June 13, 2019 | David Krebs, Abbie Treslan

MT Cybersecurity Blog

In April of this year, as discussed in our previous blog posts, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) called for changes to the way Canadian privacy law treats transborder personal data transfers, and commenced a consultation process....

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Voice of the Child Reports

June 3, 2019 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

Voice of the Child Reports (“VOC reports”) are a relatively recent development in the growing trend to recognize and incorporate children’s voices into matters that affect them.[1] This blog paper will answer four key questions about VOC reports. 1. What...

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Pensions Statements and Missing Former and Retired Members

May 31, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

Effective January 1, 2015, the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (“PBA”) was amended to require plan administrators to provide information statements to all former and retired members every two years. Administrators of plans registered with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario...

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The Worth of “Diminished Value” Claims in Ontario – Update

May 28, 2019 | Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

In past blogs,[1] my colleague, Patricia Forte, has tracked the case law on the state of “diminished value” claims in Ontario.  A recent Superior Court case, Zheng v. Certas Home and Auto Insurance Co.,[2] provides further insight as to the...

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GDPR Turns One, eh? Current Impact on Canadian Businesses and the Road Ahead

May 21, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The one-year anniversary of the European General Data Protection Regulation (”GDPR”) has nearly arrived, and there is much buzz about the impact, the level of compliance of European organizations and what lies ahead. This article will explore GDPR’s current impact...

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Canadian Transborder Data Transfers: OPC Releases Supplemental Discussion Document

May 15, 2019 | David Krebs, Luanne Schlosser, Eric S. Charleston

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As we discussed in a recent blog post on this important issue, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) last month announced its intention to interpret the “transfer” of personal information as a “disclosure” rather than a “use”...

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Pensions and Benefits: The Importance of Good Drafting

May 13, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

Clear and concise drafting are key to the administration of any pension or benefit plan. In this post, we review two recent cases which highlight the challenges employers may face when plan terms are not clear. Ontario Superintendent of Financial...

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2019 Ontario Budget: Impact on Pensions and Benefits

April 25, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

On April 11, 2019, the Ontario government released its 2019 Budget: Protecting What Matters Most (the “2019 Budget”) and introduced for first reading the related Bill, Bill 100, Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (“Bill 100”). There were...

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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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