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Ottawa tables legislation implementing competition reforms, key measures in fall economic statement
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland
Deputy Prime Minister and federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the proposed Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2023 ‘will help make life more affordable, build more homes, and create good jobs from coast to coast to coast.’

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 @ 1:19 PM

The federal government will boost to three years from one year the time Canada’s competition watchdog has to review past mergers, according to the notice of ways and means motion tabled in the House of Commons, ahead of imminent omnibus legislation to propose implementing key measures from the 2023 fall economic statement and from last spring’s federal budget. ... [read more]

Labour shortages cost Canadian small businesses over $38B in lost revenue in 2022: industry group

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 @ 4:28 PM

Labour shortages forced small business across Canada to turn down or postpone contracts or sales worth over $38 billion in 2022, according to a report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). ... [read more]

B.C. Supreme Court bars subrogated claim, deems short-term renter an insured party

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 @ 3:22 PM

The B.C. Supreme Court has held that a subrogated claim brought against a short-term renter was barred, deeming the renter an insured party under a strata’s insurance policy. ... [read more]

Alberta government’s use of sovereignty law ‘a fair bit of sound and fury,’ law prof says Eric Adams, University of Alberta faculty of law

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 @ 2:17 PM

Alberta has for the first time invoked its controversial sovereignty legislation as it continues its fight with the federal government over draft electricity regulations, and legal experts say the effect of that move remains to be seen — but a legal battle over the constitutionality of the regulations could be on the horizon. ... [read more]

Taxpayers ombudsperson: Complaints decline in 2022-23, but still higher than pre-pandemic levels

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 @ 5:07 PM

Taxpayer complaints about the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) fell in 2022-23 but were still higher than complaints in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the annual report of the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson (OTO). ... [read more]

Alberta justice system reforms include ‘streamlined’ trial process, new judicial positions Alberta Justice Minister and Attorney General Mickey Amery

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 @ 3:07 PM

Alberta is bringing in changes to its trial procedures, as well as updating justice system-related legislation, as a means of increasing access to justice and ensuring more matters get resolved by the courts. ... [read more]

Retrial ordered for man convicted of sexual assault while Ontario top court divided on reasons why

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 @ 1:33 PM

For two different reasons from the three-judge panel, the Ontario Court of Appeal concluded that a trial judge mishandled the evidence of an accused who was convicted of sexual assault two years ago and ordered a new trial for a man identified as S.B., who was sentenced to three years in prison for the offence and given an order under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA) for a period of 20 years. ... [read more]