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Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 2:32 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. court finds it has jurisdiction to hear dispute despite California forum selection clause

The British Columbia Supreme Court has found that it is the appropriate jurisdiction to hear claims against a U.S. manufacturer and a Canadian distributor, in a case where a forum selection clause found in a 1997 agreement was no longer valid and enforceable.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 2:17 PM

Ontario ‘anti-SLAPP’ decision reinforces low burden on public interest, merit questions: lawyer

Ontario’s top court has upheld the dismissal of an “anti-SLAPP” motion brought by several truck drivers in response to a lawsuit brought by their former employer. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 1:20 PM

Forged credentials, false resumés: Risk management best practices resumes being checked

On July 25, 2023, Justice Michael Stephens, of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, issued reasons for his decision to certify a class action against the Provincial Health Services Authority (see Massie v. Provincial Health Services Authority, 2023 BCSC 1275). The plaintiff in that case, Miranda Massie, brought the class action on behalf of approximately 1,150 patients who had attended the BC Women’s Hospice and Health Centre (BCWH) for gynecological surgical procedures. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 10:04 AM

Wildfires: Wake-up call for climate change action, transformative reconciliation | Nick Leeson

The situation in Yellowknife, one of Canada’s largest sub-Arctic cities, is a nightmare unfolding. Authorities have evacuated the entire population, an unparalleled situation in its history.  As an Indigenous rights lawyer, the significance of this crisis for our legal system, environment and relationship with the land is not lost on me. As we endure another record-breaking wildfire season, we must face the devastation and recognize the urgency of unified action. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 9:10 AM

Geopolitical strife, its role in facilitating money laundering Chess

Geopolitical strife, characterized by conflicts, political instability and economic sanctions, has far-reaching consequences beyond its immediate impact on nations and regions. One such consequence is the facilitation of money laundering, enabling illicit actors to exploit the chaos and vulnerabilities present in these situations. This article explores the intricate relationship between geopolitical strife and money laundering, highlighting the challenges it poses to global financial integrity and the urgent need for international co-operation to combat this illicit practice. ... [read more]

Monday, August 21, 2023 @ 2:32 PM

Intersection of blockchain technology and carbon markets Blocks with co2 on them

Welcome back to our carbon finance series. We are thrilled to present the latest edition to our collection of articles, which examines how blockchain’s transparency, efficiency and decentralization may be able to drive meaningful impact in advancing global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and build a more sustainable future. We will also address its limitations and challenges. ... [read more]

Monday, August 21, 2023 @ 2:20 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court finds international comity not enough to accept Google’s confidentiality motion

The Federal Court has dismissed Google’s motion to seal information regarding non-executive employees, despite such orders given in U.S. courts, in a case where an inquiry was launched regarding its alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the video advertising space. ... [read more]

Monday, August 21, 2023 @ 12:03 PM

New Brunswick: Shame on you and your policy 713, part four | Marvin Zuker

As much as parents have a right to be involved in their child’s education, that is different from the requirements to disclose to parents matters about which the student is not yet ready to discuss at home, thereby requiring educators to trench on the learning environment. ... [read more]

Monday, August 21, 2023 @ 11:10 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court of Appeal upholds order halting sales of unlicensed natural health product

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a Health Canada decision, requiring a company to cease sales of a product initially sold as a cosmetic after reclassifying it as a natural health product (NHP), requiring a sales licence. ... [read more]

Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 4:50 PM

Canada sanctions Russian courts, justice officials for abusing opposition leaders’ human rights  Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly

Citing the escalation of “human rights abuses” against Russian opposition leaders Vladimir Kara-Murza, Alexei Navalny and other Russian citizens, Canada has imposed new sanctions on 15 Russian court and security officials as well as three federally funded courts “in response to the rising levels of human rights violations and state-sponsored violence faced by political opponents and critics as Russia attempts to repress internal dissent.” ... [read more]