A Second Edition for the Manuel de l’action collective

Edited by our partner Shaun E. Finn, the second edition of the “Manuel de l’action collective”, a collaborative BCF guidebook, is intended to be an indispensable reference tool that will allow practitioners and legal counsel to navigate the complex world of the Québec class actions with confidence. Published by LexisNexis, this new edition reflects significant changes […]

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New Business Immigration Measures: What Your Foreign Workers Need to Know

BY Julie Lessard, Elsa Agostinho Every month, our Immigration and Business Mobility Team monitors major news that may impact your foreign workers. Check out these September 2021 business immigration updates. International Mobility Program for Essential Workers in Television and Movie Production Essential workers in a production crew (filming) of a live-action movie or television project being filmed in […]

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Almost Half of the Canadian Businesses Have Little Knowledge of Intellectual Property: Be in the Other Half!

BY Sarah Hébert-Tremblay, Johanne Auger The Canadian Intellectual Property Office recently released the results of its survey on intellectual property awareness and use. The purpose of this survey was to measure the general awareness of intellectual property among businesses in Canada. The survey reveals some very interesting, and concerning, stats, including that only 57% of Canadian […]

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Did Airlines Fail in their Duty to Refund Tickets for Cancelled Flights Due to the Pandemic?

BY Maxime Blanchard In a Thomson Reuters article[1], our lawyer Maxime L. Blanchard comments on the Superior Court of Québec’s recent decision regarding a class action against airlines that had to cancel their flights because of the health measures implemented by the governments. Due to the sanitary measures implemented by the governments to protect the population from COVID-19, […]

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Are You Criminally Inadmissible To Canada?

Since the global pandemic changed international travel, people have become focused on the pandemic admission requirements for each country.  They double check the destination country’s list of accepted vaccines, pre-entry Covid-19 test requirements, and quarantine procedures as a matter of course.  Reviewing these everchanging requirements can be exhausting and they may forget that there are […]

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Moraka Immigration Consulting joins IR as the exclusive Immigration Law Member in Canada – West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Melanie Goldsworthy of Moraka Immigration Consulting. Melanie has joined IR as our exclusive Immigration Law Member in Canada – West. Melanie was born abroad to a Canadian father and British mother and has roots that trace back many generations in both […]

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Why, Why, Why? The Importance of Reasons in Post-secondary Administrative Decision Making

The right for an affected party to receive reasons explaining an administrative decision is a well-established rule of procedural fairness. The result in a recent case before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Andres v University of Lethbridge, 2021 ABQB 551, highlights the importance of adhering to this rule in post-secondary administrative decision making. In Andres, […]

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The Duty of Good Faith in Commercial Tenancy Disputes

The recent decision of ARC Digital Canada Corp. v. Amacon Alaska Development Partnership, 2021 BCSC 1612 (“ARC Digital”) demonstrates that the doctrine of good faith continues to be a strong cause of action in disputes between commercial parties. The Facts In ARC Digital, Amacon Alaska Development Partnership (the “Landlord”) leased commercial premises to ARC Digital Canada Corp. (the […]

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Vaccination Issues in the Workplace: Communications to Employees & New Government Requirements

Given the advancing stage of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in British Columbia, and with many employees returning to shared workspaces under loosened health and safety restrictions, employers should be thinking about how to approach vaccination issues in the workplace.  What communications to provide to employees about vaccinations, including implementation of policies, and how to ensure […]

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Surrogacy Dilemma: Can Your Surrogate Get Parenting Time With the Child They Helped Bear?

Can your surrogate get parenting time with the child they helped bear? This is the question the BC Supreme Court recently faced in KB v MSB, 2021 BSCS 1238. The parties’ relationship history: MSB, NBB & KB The relationship between the parties involved is messy and unusual. MSB and NBB are a married couple and they […]

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