Business

  • May 13, 2024

    Dancing with the devil: Benefits managers and pharmacies

    Ontario pharmacists have multiple and often competing responsibilities. Beyond their clinical duties, many pharmacists are business owners, employers, mentors and teachers. However, their primary duty is always to the public. Unfortunately, Ontario pharmacists are increasingly being subjected to pressures that seemingly bear no relationship to their ability to serve the public and which threaten to shift the focus within the profession from patient-centred care to commercial concerns.

  • May 13, 2024

    Alberta needs legislation to confirm power of fiduciaries extend to digital assets: law institute

    When a person dies or becomes incapacitated, their money and property often fall under the management of a third-party fiduciary — and the law around that is long-standing and largely settled. But an Alberta-based legal institute is saying the time has come for the provincial government to change its rules on fiduciaries in order to deal with assets in the digital arena.

  • May 13, 2024

    Juries need to hear third-party suspect evidence, Ontario Appeal Court reminds judges

    In a 40-page ruling, half of which is devoted to setting out the material facts and evidence regarding a 2016 stabbing in Toronto that left a man dead, the Ontario Court of Appeal has reminded judges that in a jury trial, jurors should be allowed to consider whether someone else could have committed an offence other than the accused whenever such evidence exists.

  • May 13, 2024

    Quebec tribunal certifies first Amazon warehouse union in Canada

    The Administrative Labour Tribunal (ALT) of Quebec has certified the Laval Amazon Workers Union—CSN, said to be the first time in Canada that there is a union at an Amazon warehouse.

  • May 13, 2024

    Court of Appeal dismissal cautionary tale for defence

    A Calgary barber, Navjot Singh, was tried with his friend Gurjeet Ghotra when police observed the men loading containers later found to be packed with 66 kilograms of cocaine and 30 kilograms of methamphetamine.

  • May 10, 2024

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies how to assess compensation for constructive expropriation

    The Supreme Court of Canada has explained how to assess compensation payable for constructive expropriation of private land by public authorities in a unanimous decision that reverses a ruling below that pegged what the City of St. John’s owes to a property owner to the land’s prospective market value if it were permitted to be developed for residential use, rather than to its much lower market value as land which is currently zoned “watershed,” with only limited discretionary agriculture, forestry and public utility uses.

  • May 10, 2024

    British Columbia prohibits new jade-mining tenures in northwestern B.C.

    British Columbia has issued an immediate Environment and Land Use Act order prohibiting jade mining on new tenures in northwestern B.C. and giving current tenure holders five years to continue jade mining with enhanced reclamation requirements.

  • May 10, 2024

    FINTRAC imposes $6M administrative monetary penalty on Binance

    A $6 million administrative monetary penalty has been imposed on cryptocurrency company Binance Holdings Limited for non-compliance with Part 1 of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and its associated regulations.

  • May 10, 2024

    B.C. court strikes misfeasance, constructive taking claims in relation to mink farming ban

    The B.C. Supreme Court has struck claims brought against British Columbia and several provincial government officials over an order that began the process of shutting down mink farms in British Columbia.

  • May 10, 2024

    Canada announces additional sanctions against Hamas and supporters

    Ottawa has announced additional sanctions in connection with the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, targeting four men the government alleges supported the invasion by providing military training and resources.

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