As previously reported at the consultation stage, Health Canada has completed its process of developing a Risk Assessment Framework (the Framework) prepared for the Consumer Product Safety Program (the Program).
A number of countries have procedural mechanisms allowing groups of aggrieved parties to pursue their legal claims in the form of a collective action.
On March 6th, the Supreme Court of Canada held that an Executive Director of the New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission (the Commission) indefinitely suspended with pay had in fact been constructively dismissed, and was entitled to damages equivalent to his salary for the remaining term of his employment contract, (approximately 33 months), namely an amount of $485,100.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a pair of big wins to Canadian unions. Both judgments relate to public sector unions, but may have important implications for labour law more generally. In both cases, the Court has undermined its own precedent.
March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada and a number of national and regional initiatives have kicked-off to promote fraud awareness.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently clarified the evidentiary threshold that plaintiffs must satisfy at the certification stage in the context of product liability class actions in Charlton v. Abbott Laboratories, Ltd.
At some point in every workplace, a situation will arise that warrants an internal human rights investigation.
As readers of this blog will know, as a result of changes implemented by the Land Title and Survey Authority on November 1, 2012, almost all documents and plans submitted to the land title office for registration must now be submitted electronically.
Managing the Transition: The Impact of Canada’s New Trademarks Act On Pending Trade-mark Applications
The recent amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel.
The Competition Bureau has filed an application with the Competition Tribunal against Aviscar and Budgetcar, and their parent company, Avis Budget Group Inc., alleging deceptive marketing practices contrary to several provisions of the Competition Act.