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Federal Procurement Update #1: Filing a Complaint at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal: A Sprint Rather than a Marathon

May 5, 2021

A review of when and how to file a federal procurement complaint to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)

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Budget 2021: Proposed Excise Taxes and Duties Amendments, and Imposition of New Luxury Sales Tax

Apr 30, 2021

Budget 2021 proposes to update Canada's current excise tax and duties regime through changes to both the Excise Tax Act and Excise Act, 2001.

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April 30 Update: Amendments to Policy Statement 5 and Policy Statement 6- Extension of the Early Marketing Period in Response to COVID-19

Apr 30, 2021

This bulletin outlines the recently announced amendments to Policy Statement 5 and Policy Statement 6 by the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate.

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Ontario to Provide for Temporary Paid Sick Leave

Apr 30, 2021

Ontario has announced temporary paid sick leave for all employees. Here is what employers should know.

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Significant Changes to Canada’s Federal Environmental Protection Regime Proposed

Apr 28, 2021

The government of Canada is proposing significant changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 through the introduction of Bill C-28.

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Paid Vaccination Leave Now Officially Law in British Columbia

Apr 28, 2021

Bill 3 entitles BC employees to paid leave for up to 3 hours for each COVID-19 vaccination.

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Closing the Gap: New Proactive Pay Equity Rules for Federally Regulated Employers

Apr 27, 2021

Guidance on employers' obligations under the new federal Pay Equity Act and its associated regulations, expected to take effect in late 2021.

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Road to Zero: Parliamentary Standing Committee Calls for Canada to Implement ZEV Standard

Apr 27, 2021

A report released by a Committee of Canada’s Parliament includes 13 recommendations to encourage the production and purchase of ZEVs in Canada.

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Court of Appeal Affirms Decision Limiting Employee Equity Entitlements

Apr 27, 2021

Ontario Court of Appeal updates the law on post-termination equity entitlements and reiterates the distinction between employee and shareholder rights.