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Get ready: CASL's consent grace period ends July 1, 2017
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 19 2017

Canada's Anti-Spam Law ("CASL") is a federal law in force since July 1, 2017, aimed at eliminating unsolicited and malicious electronic


Nothing fishy here: Federal Court dismisses application for judicial review in PIIFCAF case
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 18 2017

Introduction Kirby Elson had been fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador for about 50 years when the policy on Preserving the Independence of the


Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, SNS 1996, c 7
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 9 2017

On April 26, 2017, the Government of Nova Scotia announced that amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which were passed in May of


The Cannabis Act - Getting into the Weeds
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 9 2017

The federal Government’s introduction of the Cannabis Act, the first step in the legalization of marijuana (or cannabis), has understandably


CPP disability benefits are deductible from awards for loss of earning capacity and loss of income in MVA claims
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 4 2017

On May 2, 2017, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal issued a significant decision in Tibbetts v. Murphy, 2017 NSCA 35, on the proper interpretation of s


Protests and injunctions: is the presence of journalists a material fact for the court?
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • April 24 2017

A fundamental principle of our legal system is that all parties to a dispute should be given the opportunity to be heard. However, the law recognizes


Damages for minor injuries in Nova Scotia: a new case on the new cap
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • April 20 2017

Damages for pain and suffering are capped for Nova Scotians who are injured in motor vehicle accidents if their injuries are considered “minor.” The


The Latest in Employment Law: A Stewart McKelvey Newsletter - "You gotta have (good) faith" ... Terminating without notice during the probationary period
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • April 19 2017

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Ly v. British Columbia (Interior Health Authority) 2017 BCSC 42, provides helpful


Municipality liable for failing to ensure visitor was reasonably safe in Municipal Public Park
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • April 19 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada recently declined to hear an appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Campbell v Bruce (County), 2016 ONCA 371


TTC’s Random Testing Decision: A Bright Light for Employers in the Haze of Marijuana Legalization
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • April 11 2017

In my December 15, 2016 article, Federal Government's Cannabis Report: What does it mean for employers?, I noted the Report’s1 suggestion that there