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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 1:42 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Four vehicle carrier service providers agree to $7M settlement in price fixing class action

Four companies that provide roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vehicle carrier services have agreed to pay $7 million to settle claims that they conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of these services in Canada, according to a release. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 1:06 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario Court of Appeal upholds $1.97M award to advisers for cancelled option grant

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision requiring a company to pay two advisers $1.97 million, finding that the company’s decision to deem the advisers ineligible for previously granted options defeated their reasonable expectations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:48 PM

Navigating the Underused Housing Tax maze Large empty kitchen in new house

Canada’s Underused Housing Tax (UHT), which took effect on Jan. 1, 2022, had its first filing deadline on April 30, 2023. However, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) provided transitional relief so that no penalties or interest will be applied for returns and payments received before Nov. 1, 2023. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:23 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Foreign mining operations report suggests stronger policies for human rights, environmental abuses

The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade has released its report on Canadian mining and mineral exploration abroad and impacts on environment and human rights. The report, issued Sept. 18, highlighted two recommendations related to the complaints process and corporate social responsibility to lessen human rights and environmental abuses. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 8:52 AM

Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc welcomes pair of associates

Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc announced the arrival of new associates Amanda Byrd and Erin MacQuarrie. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 8:51 AM

Seven new associates join Hicks Morley team

Hicks Morley announced that associates Abiola Akinyemi, Kelly Brennan, Avleen Banwait, Rebecca Feldman, Nicole Nowoselski, Brittany Bates and Samantha Sutherland have joined the firm’s Toronto office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 8:43 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Over $300 million in insured losses due to Alberta, Prairie storms, says Insurance Bureau of Canada

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has emphasized the impact of summer storms in Alberta and the Prairies, noting over $300 million in insured losses to businesses, residential homes and vehicles. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 6:06 AM

DISCRIMINATION - Prohibited grounds - Mental or physical disability - Workplace discrimination

Appeal by Haynes from Federal Court’s dismissal of his application for judicial review on grounds of alleged unfairness of the Federal Court process. Haynes was a software developer and a long-time employee of Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”). Haynes was a person with autism. Haynes did not ask for any accommodation when he started working at ESDC. When he realized that some accommodation was necessary, he advised his employer accordingly. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 4:13 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Report: Feds to proceed with ban on replacement workers despite opposition by employers

Employers have called for a halt on proposed legislation banning the use of replacement workers in federally regulated workplaces during strikes or lockouts which unions have supported, according to a report on consultations regarding the proposal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 2:11 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Report: Finance, telecommunications sectors top business sources of privacy complaints, breaches

Businesses in the financial and telecommunications sectors were among the largest sources of privacy complaints and privacy breaches in 2022-23, according to the annual report of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) submitted to Parliament on Sept. 19. ... [read more]