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Good faith expected of employers!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 16 2017

While the concept of good faith is not new to employment law, its limits and implications remain uncertain. In a recent decision, Avalon Ford v Evans


New Nova Scotia temporary solvency relief for defined benefit pension plans
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 10 2017

On August 9, 2017, the Nova Scotia Superintendent of Pensions announced temporary solvency relief for defined benefit pension plans available


Canada's infant cannabis industry starting to require a patchwork quilt of governance: updates from Calgary, Edmonton & Nova Scotia
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • July 28 2017

Edmonton wants "Cannabis Lounges", Nova Scotia Landlords don't want tenants to smoke marijuana in their rental homes, and Calgary City Council


Where there's smoke, there may be coverage: an insurer's obligation to indemnify for medical cannabis
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada, USA
  • July 14 2017

Legal cannabis will have numerous implications for insurers. The federal Cannabis Act (discussed here), the provincial acts (discussed here) and the


Driving high - the future is hazy for Canadian automobile insurers once cannabis goes legal
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada, USA
  • July 6 2017

Legalized and regulated cannabis is on track to become a reality in Canada in just under a year (on or before July 1, 2018). This will create a number


Client Update: "Lien"-ing Towards Efficiency: Upcoming Amendments to the Builders' Lien Act
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 29 2017

Bill 81 and Bill 15, receiving Royal Assent in 2013 and 2014 respectively, are due to take effect this month. On June 30, 2017, amendments to the


Weeding Through New Brunswick’s Latest Cannabis Recommendations
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 26 2017

New Brunswick continues to be a thought leader in the field of regulation of recreational cannabis and provides us with a first look at what the


Elk Valley Decision - SCC Finds that Enforcement of “No Free Accident” Rule in Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy Does Not Violate Human Rights Legislation
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 23 2017

In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2017 SCC 30, a six-judge majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) confirmed a Tribunal decision


The Grass is Always Greener in the Other Jurisdiction - Provincial Acts and Regulations under the Cannabis Act
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 22 2017

New Brunswick's Working Group on the Legalization of Cannabis released an Interim Report on June 20, 2017. It is a huge step forward in the


Requirement to register as a lobbyist in New Brunswick
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 15 2017

On April 1, 2017, the New Brunswick Lobbyists’ Registration Act was proclaimed into force (the “Act”), requiring active professional consultant or