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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Intellectual Property Issues in the Aerospace Industrie

At times criticized, at other times acknowledged as a powerful legal tool for controlling and valuing inventions, the patent system endures and thrives. More than just the aircraft manufacturers, the entire supply chain has joined this legal arms race. Patrice Cros (Air & Cosmos) has co-authored this article. From the AIR&COSMOS | No 2737 | May 28, 2021 | […]

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Revenu Québec Unveils the Transactions That Must Now Be Disclosed

Certain transactions are now subject to mandatory disclosure to Revenu Québec. On March 17, 2021, the Québec Minister of Finance published the Mandatory Transaction Disclosure Regulation (the “Regulation”), which provides for implementing mandatory disclosure requirements for certain transactions. Disclosure is mandatory for a taxpayer if the transaction is a specified transaction, i.e., a transaction or series of […]

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

Every month, our Immigration and Business Mobility Team monitors major news that may impact your foreign workers. Check out these June 2021 business immigration updates. Easing of Border Measures for Travellers Coming to Canada Following public health requirements, scientific data and the epidemiological situation in Canada and abroad, Canada will ease some of the border measures for […]

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