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The benefits and risks of outsourcing

Canada - April 6 2010 Outsourcing refers to the transfer of a business activity or function from a clientcustomer to a local or foreign third-party service provider

Calling All Small Claims: British Columbia's Civil Resolution Tribunal Looks to Take on Low-Value Small Claims Disputes

Canada - April 18 2017 The Civil Resolution Tribunal (the “CRT”) is a unique online forum to address disputes in British Columbia. The CRT first began hearing strata

Prohibition to Go Up in Smoke: Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Legalize and Regulate Non-Medical Access to Cannabis

Canada - April 13 2017 Today the government of Canada tabled two sister bills, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal

Duty to Consult does not Apply to all Aboriginal Concerns

Canada - April 11 2017 It is relatively common knowledge that the government has a “duty to consult” aboriginal groups when undertaking actions or making decisions that

Charging management fees or administration fees to tenants under a net or carefree lease

Canada - November 13 2012 In most commercial leases the gross rent payable by a tenant to a landlord has a number of components including the basic rent, a share of realty taxes and a share of operating costs (sometimes called common area maintenance (or CAM) costs

What You Meant vs. What You Said - Employer's Words Interpreted as Termination

Canada - April 25 2017 Employers know to choose their words carefully when disciplining an employee. The case of Sweeting v. Mok is a good example of why carefully wording

Appeal Dismissed: Decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy of BIA

Canada - April 25 2017 The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Orphan Well Association from the decision of the

Contracting Out: Not Always Successor or Common Employer

Canada - April 25 2017 A recent decision from Ontario's Labour Relations Board confirms that contracting out bargaining unit work performed by unionized employees is not

The Minister of Transport Confirms Rail Legislation Coming in Spring Session

Canada - April 25 2017 The Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, has addressed a letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Who ya gonna call (out)? Government of Canada introduces tip line to report federal contract fraud.

Canada - April 25 2017 On April 20, 2017, the Government of Canada took another step to enhance the Integrity Regime for government contracting, with the introduction of a