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Ontario has a new tort: Internet harassment

February 12, 2021

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes,” [1] writes lawyer Christina Wallis, borrowing a quote often attributed to Mark Twain, in responding to a vicious campaign of defamatory online posts that...

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Supreme Court says corporations not protected against cruel and unusual punishment

February 9, 2021

Overview The Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that corporations are not protected from cruel or unusual punishment by section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [Charter] in the recent decision of Québec (Attorney General) v 9147-0732 Québec...

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Patricia Fourcand quoted in the Montreal Gazette on Black History Month

February 1, 2021 | Montréal

Montreal Gazette

Black History Month: Black Montrealers reflect on a tumultuous year At first, Patricia Fourcand tried to not get consumed by Floyd’s death. “For years, we have seen videos of young (Black) boys, adolescents, young men being killed by police officers,”...

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Practical Guide on the Sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on Quebec Public Market

January 27, 2021 | Montréal

mmode - La Grappe métropolitaine de la mode | The Metropolitan Fashion Cluster -

Mmode has retained the services of Me Philipp Park and Me Louis-Philippe Borduas for the realization of the section on legal considerations of their Practical Guide on the Sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on Quebec Public Market. Read the...

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Significant 2020 Ontario employment law decisions

January 11, 2021 | Vaughan

The Lawyer's Daily

With COVID-19 dominating all aspects of life for most of 2020, including the workplace, it is hard to imagine that Ontario courts and tribunals had time to deal with any other legal issues. It is surprising, then, that this year...

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Tracey Bailey discusses COVID-19 and the rule of law

January 7, 2021 | Edmonton

The Rule of Law Matters Podcast, “Season 1, episode 7, COVID-19 and the rule of law, Part 2”

Tracey Bailey speaks on The Rule of Law Matters Podcast. She walks through some of the differences in legislation in BC and Alberta as it relates to emergency powers and explained the relationship between the medical officer and government officials....

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Key 2020 employment law decisions, Ontario division

January 6, 2021 | Vaughan

The Lawyer's Daily

With COVID-19 dominating all aspects of life for most of 2020, including the workplace, it is hard to imagine that Ontario courts and tribunals had time to deal with any other legal issues. It is surprising, then, that this year...

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‘Tis the Season: For a Spike in Cargo Theft

December 31, 2020 | Toronto

Private Motor Carrier Magazine, Vol. 8, Issue 5 - Winter 2020, pp 32-34

The cost of cargo crime in Canada is estimated to be around $5 billion annually, perpetrated primarily through the theft of trucks and transport trailers full of merchandise. The Greater Toronto Area reportedly has among the highest rates of cargo...

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Up the Creek without a Paddle: The Law Relating to Unincorporated Associations

December 31, 2020 | Toronto

Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal

Charities and non-profit organizations are often faced with the question of whether to incorporate. Some decide that it is not worth the trouble, while others put off the decision until the organization grows in size. There are also those that...

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C.M. Callow Inc. v Zollinger: The Supreme Court of Canada clarifies the duty of honest contractual performance

December 22, 2020

In C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger[1], the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the scope of the duty of honest performance in connection with the exercise of a seemingly unrestricted termination clause in a contract. In doing so, the Court affirms...

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