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Fasken | Canada | 25 Mar 2020

COVID-19 and workplace government updates: cross-Canada review

Governments across Canada have recently made multiple announcements regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help make things easier for employers, this article summarises the announcements from all provinces that touch on workplace issues. Common issues concerning COVID-19 include self-isolation, sickness benefits and layoffs.
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WeirFoulds LLP | Canada | 14 Nov 2018

Court finds in favour of Air Canada in denied boarding compensation case

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia recently ruled in favour of Air Canada, dismissing a passenger's appeal of the province's small claims court's interpretation of the air carrier's tariff provision which pertained to denied boarding compensation. Despite humble beginnings in the small claims court, the case provides some insight into how the Canadian courts may interpret air carrier tariffs......
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WeirFoulds LLP | Canada | 11 Jan 2012

Limitation periods: air and rail contrasted

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has upheld the application of Article 35 of the Montreal Convention and confirmed that it cannot be made subject to a provincial enactment which provides for the discretionary extension of a limitation period. The plaintiff sought to rely on a rail case to justify an extension, but the trial judge correctly dismissed this argument.
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