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The LPAT and the New “Ontario Land Tribunals” Cluster

Jul 6, 2020

The New Ontario Land Tribunals Cluster and moving forward with hearings at the LPAT.

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COVID-19: July 6th Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

Jul 6, 2020

Status update (July 6, 2020) re: land use planning and municipal response to COVID-19 in Ontario; processing
applications, appeals, and municipal closures.

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Heller v. Uber – What Employers Need to Know

Jul 1, 2020

SCC‘s decision in Heller v. Uber: employers beware when crafting arbitration clauses to avoid denying employees remedies afforded by the ESA (Ont.)

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Federal Court Defends CASL, Says Prohibition on Spam is Constitutional

Jul 1, 2020

he FCA ruled that CASL's provisions relating to the regulation of commercial electronic messages are constitutional, despite challenge from CompuFinder

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Supreme Court of Canada’s Uber Ruling Provides a Roadmap to Navigate between Arbitration and Class Actions

Jun 29, 2020

Discussion of the effect of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision re Uber drivers class action which invalidated a widely used arbitration clause

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Protecting Small Business Act, 2020 – Ontario’s Temporary Ban on Commercial Tenant Evictions

Jun 29, 2020

This Act was enacted to temporarily protect commercial tenants from eviction for rent arrears as a result of the effects of COVID-19 under eligible tenancies.

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New Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Rules for Federally-Regulated Employers

Jun 28, 2020

The Government of Canada has published significant changes to the workplace harassment and violence provisions of the Canada Labour Code.

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COVID-19 and Commercial Tenancies – Alberta’s Commercial Tenancies Protection Act

Jun 26, 2020

A summary of Alberta's Commercial Tenancies Protection Act, proposed legislation that provides temporary
protections for commercial tenants during COVID-19.

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Implementing New NAFTA: Agreement on Everything Except the Name!

Jun 24, 2020

This article identifies key sectoral and other changes to the NAFTA, which will come into effect on July 1, 2020 through the implementation of the CUSMA.