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Personal Injury


Friday, November 03, 2023 @ 6:11 AM

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Parties - Representative or class actions

Application by plaintiffs to certify proceeding as class action. The plaintiffs were former students of Jack Hulland Elementary School (JHES) from 2015 to 2017. The plaintiffs alleged that since 2002, holds, restraints and involuntary seclusions were regularly used at JHES in circumstances where there was no risk of imminent harm to the student or someone else. In and around 2008, a classroom was modified to include several small enclosed cubicles, with enough room for a desk and a chair, and a glass door. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2023 @ 1:42 PM

Toronto, B.C. efforts on drug abuse positive first steps but more needed now | Adriana Ortiz

Humanity has long used and abused opiates, which come from the natural world. People consumed, to worship gods, to commune with the dead, to heal or to go on an adventure of the mind ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2023 @ 12:43 PM

Alberta amending legislation on opioid-related class actions

Alberta’s government is introducing amending legislation that is aimed at helping ensure all those who contributed to the creation of the opioid addiction crisis are held responsible. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2023 @ 12:41 PM

Ottawa says annual growth plan for immigration to ‘plateau’ in 2026 at 500,000 permanent residents Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller

The federal Liberal government says it is sticking to its ambitious immigration targets for the next three years, unveiling plans to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents to Canada in 2024, 500,000 in 2025, and then “plateau” at 500,000 permanent residents in 2026. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2023 @ 9:22 AM

Five new associates for Lerners in Toronto, London

Lerners LLP announced the arrival of five new associates in its London, Ont., and Toronto offices, Sean Robson, Waseem Shahatto, Miranda Brar, Gregory Cherniak and Monika Steger. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 @ 1:59 PM

Canada imposes sanctions on fuel, weapons suppliers, other enablers of Myanmar’s military regime Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly

Responding to the violence and terror Myanmar’s military regime continues to inflict on that country’s people, Canada has imposed sanctions against 39 individuals and 22 entities that are supporters of the regime which toppled Myanmar’s democratically elected government two and a half years ago ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 @ 10:38 AM

Importance of eye safety in workplace Glasses

Eye safety should be a top priority in any workplace. In many industrial and professional settings, employees are exposed to various hazards that can lead to eye injuries. These injuries can range from minor irritations to severe and even permanent damage. To ensure the safety and well-being of their staff, employers must take proactive measures to protect their employees’ eyes. ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 5:28 PM

SCC rules on duty of contractual loyalty linked to good faith, remedy of disgorgement of profits Supreme Court of Canada Justice Nicholas Kasirer

In an important Quebec civil law judgment on remedies and contractual obligations of loyalty and good faith, the Supreme Court of Canada has 6-0 dismissed the appeal of two corporate directors who bought three thriving businesses they ran from the controlling shareholders — only to sell them on at a hefty profit — without ever telling the shareholders that the third-party buyer had wanted to acquire their businesses. ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 10:44 AM

Nova Scotia turns to public in fixing workers’ compensation

Citing “work” needing to be done, Nova Scotia’s government is asking residents for their thoughts on how to update the province’s workers’ compensation system — and how to prevent workplace harassment. ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 10:38 AM

Justice minister orders new appeal in sexual assault case due to possible miscarriage of justice Arif Virani

Federal Justice Minister Arif Virani has referred a 21-year-old conviction for sexual assault on a minor for review by the Quebec Court of Appeal because there might have been a miscarriage of justice in the case. ... [read more]