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Green light for class action suits by consumers

Canada - November 4 2013 In a highly-anticipated and extremely significant pair of decisions for businesses and consumers alike, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") ruled...

Lisa A. Peters, Craig A.B. Ferris, Rodney L. Hayley.

The BC Court of Appeal clarifies the scope and extent of the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people

Canada - October 11 2013 On September 26, 2013 the BC Court of Appeal released its decision in Louis v. British Columbia. The decision is a reaffirmation of the principles to...

Keith B. Bergner.

Have your say: Ontario Securities Commission consults on introducing a “comply or explain” model to promote gender diversity on corporate boards

Canada - September 3 2013 Gender diversity on corporate boards is a hot issue in Canada. A recent report by TD Economics showed the extent of the disparity between Canada and...

John Smith.

Security trumps privacy

Canada - November 30 2011 The titanic legal battle over the soul of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act took a new twist recently, when the Supreme Court of Canada refused the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner’s application for leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal’s landmark 2-1 judgment in favour of its opponent, Leon’s Furniture Limited....

Privacy vs. security in Alberta

Canada - April 7 2011 In the absence of a national identity card, many Canadians are routinely required to use their driving licences to prove their identity in the course of business, commerce or travel....