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Privacy Commissioners: Privacy laws not a barrier to effective COVID-19 response, emphasize compliance when using contact tracing apps

May 12, 2020 | David Krebs, Danny Alcorn

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for federal and provincial governments and other public health organizations in Canada. To respond in a timely and effective manner, government organizations require greater access to, and an enhanced ability to use,...

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Federal aid for Canadian agriculture and food sectors

May 5, 2020 | Eric F.W. Johnson, Brady Knight

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

The federal government announced a $252-million aid package for Canada’s agriculture and food industries on May 5, 2020. A number of areas will receive increased funding. Highlights include: Food processors: Both large and small food processors (including meat packers) will...

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The effect of BC Ferries settlement agreements on apportionment of liability and damages at trial

May 5, 2020 | Stefanie Gladders, Fareeha Qaiser

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent case from the British Columbia Supreme Court dealt with the procedure for apportionment of losses after a BC Ferries Settlement had been reached between some of the defendants. In Conarroe v Tallack, the claim arose out of two...

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COVID-19 and accidental death coverage

April 29, 2020 | Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

No one intends to contract COVID-19.  In fact, most rational people intend to do just the opposite.  What if, despite your best intentions/precautions, you contract COVID-19 by accident?  What if this unfortunate event results in your death?  Is there a...

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Leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada on issue of insurer’s potential waiver of rights

April 27, 2020 | Fareeha Qaiser, Stefanie Gladders

MT Insurance Law Blog

An appeal of a decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal, Bradfield v Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, 2019 ONCA 800, has recently been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The basis of the...

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Pension plan regulatory relief and COVID-19 – additional measures announced

April 16, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

In our most recent posts, we highlighted some of the  regulatory relief available to administrators of Ontario registered pension plans and plans registered in jurisdictions other than Ontario as a result of COVID-19. In this post, we highlight additional relief...

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Ontario father’s failure to minimize COVID-19 risks costs him access to matrimonial home

April 13, 2020 | Hannah Rich, Katrina Kairys

Family Law Blog

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has created uncertainty for many families with custody and access arrangements. Not only has the pandemic exacerbated existing family law disputes, it has also led to new issues with respect to custody and access that courts...

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Pension plan regulatory relief and COVID-19

April 7, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

In our most recent post, we highlighted some of the regulatory relief available to administrators of Ontario registered pension plans as a result of COVID-19. In this post, we highlight the various forms of relief that have been made available,...

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Case Commentary: Provost v. Dueck Downtown Chevrolet Buick GMC Limited, 2020 BCCA 86

March 30, 2020 | Karen L. Weslowski, Stefanie Gladders

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent case issued by the British Columbia Court of Appeal provides guidance regarding the duty of care owed by business owners and confirmed the principles with respect to the determination of a novel duty of care. A GM Sierra...

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Temporary foreign workers and COVID-19

March 27, 2020 | Carol S. VandenHoek, Veronica K. Choy, Andrea Speer

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

With the global spread of COVID-19, governments all over the world have been implementing extraordinary measures in an effort to contain the virus and its effects on the population. As part of these measures, the Government of Canada announced air...

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