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New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity
Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.
New Law Society of Manitoba President Wayne Onchulenko has his sights set on lawyers’ use of technology and improving access to justice in the province’s north.

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]

Federal Court dismisses application to withhold information sought under Access to Information Act

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 4:09 PM

The Federal Court has dismissed an application brought by a scrap metal recycling company to prevent the disclosure of certain information about its lease agreement with a port authority, pursuant to an access request under the Access to Information Act (ATIA). ... [read more]

Judge erred in refusing to grant leave to amend statement of claim against Bayer Inc., court rules

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 3:17 PM

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has allowed leave to amend a statement of claim in an action against Bayer Inc. as the motion judge “did not advert to or apply the test for amendment of pleadings articulated by this court” and therefore erred in refusing to grant leave. ... [read more]

Canada, U.S., Mexico join forces to ‘combat anti-competitive conduct’ ahead of FIFA World Cup Matthew Boswell

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 12:57 PM

A joint initiative has been launched by the Competition Bureau, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico to “detect and combat anti-competitive conduct by businesses and individuals involved in providing goods and services related to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.” ... [read more]

Ottawa invites funding proposals from organizations working for women’s equality Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 12:31 PM

The federal government is calling for funding proposals from organizations that are fighting for women’s equality. ... [read more]

Quebec court to consider $1.8M settlement in alleged share price manipulation class action

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 10:51 AM

The Superior Court of Quebec will review a $1.8-million settlement in a class action concerning allegations that a former chief executive officer (CEO) used deceptive announcements to manipulate a company’s share price, according to a release. ... [read more]

Feds to scrap ‘efficiency’ defence to anti-competitive mergers, expand Competition Bureau power Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 5:04 PM

The Trudeau government has moved to scrap the controversial “efficiencies” defence to anti-competitive mergers as part of a new package of proposed legislative measures that would remove the GST from new purpose-built rental housing, while expanding the Competition Bureau’s powers to investigate and compel information and enabling the government to direct that the anti-monopoly watchdog inquire into the state of competition in particular industries. ... [read more]