• May 06, 2024

    Pharmacogenetic testing: A game changer | Courtney Mulqueen

    Combining the sciences of genetics and the study of drugs, pharmacogenetic testing offers doctors the ability to determine a patient’s potential response to medications based on their genetics.

  • May 06, 2024

    3 associates join Alexander Holburn

    A news release from law firm Alexander Holburn announced the addition of three new associates: Brandon Cook, Grace Tran and Jeremy Brodeur.

  • May 03, 2024

    Despite Tomec, insurers and tribunal continue to apply SABS limitation period in a rigid way

    In November 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Tomec v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 ONCA 882, in which it found that the two-year limitation period set out in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) was subject to the rule of discoverability. The Court of Appeal stated that applying a hard limitation period was contrary to the consumer protection purposes of the SABS and discouraged a narrow interpretation of the time limitation by insurers. Such an approach was not only inconsistent with the policy rationales that underlie limitation periods but could also lead to absurd results.  

  • May 03, 2024

    3 partners join Alexander Holburn

    A news release from law firm Alexander Holburn announced the addition of three new partners: Chris Reain, Emily Stock and Nicola Brankley.

  • May 02, 2024

    New independent watchdog would assess & report how Ottawa carries out its modern treaty obligations

    Ottawa says it will create an independent oversight body, led by a new “Commissioner for Modern Treaty Implementation” who reports to Parliament and whose role will be “to work to hold the Government of Canada accountable for its modern treaty obligations and advance key priorities.”

  • May 02, 2024

    Judicial appointment in Tax Court announced

    Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Arif Virani announced the appointment of Sophie Matte an associate judge of the Tax Court of Canada, a news release from the Department of Justice announced.

  • May 02, 2024

    New partner joins Dentons Vancouver

    Raphael Tachie joined Dentons as a partner in the firm’s national tax group.

  • May 01, 2024

    Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upholds SaskPower immunity finding in fire liability case

    The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has upheld a finding that Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) was, under the Power Corporation Act (PCA) and terms and conditions of service, immune from liability for a fire that destroyed an industrial shop and a residence.

  • April 30, 2024

    Ottawa unveils first 2024 budget bill, but doesn’t include boost to capital gains inclusion rate

    The minority Liberal government says it hopes to expedite into law a newly proposed 660-page omnibus budget bill, which would enact many measures announced in this month’s federal budget, but not the government’s controversial proposal to tax capital gains at a higher rate.

  • April 26, 2024

    Regulatory changes coming for Ontario lawyers in private practice, sole practitioners

    In the name of protecting the public, Ontario’s law society has made it so lawyers in private practice will be required to have a client contingency plan should they unexpectedly have to stop providing legal services, and new sole practitioners will face possible suspension for not completing a “practice essentials course.”  

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