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Accommodation in the Workplace: Judicial Review of the decision of the Human Rights Commission denying that an employee was constructively dismissed due to a failure to accommodate her disability by her employer
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2018

Does the Human Rights Commission have to provide reasons when dismissing a complaint? When is it appropriate on judicial review for the court to

Court finds in favour of Air Canada in denied boarding compensation case
  • Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Canada
  • November 14 2018

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

IIROC continues to obtain expanded national enforcement powers
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 26 2018

On October 12, 2018, the Government of Nova Scotia passed legislation giving the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) the

Court Refuses to Certify a Class Action against Halifax for the Expropriation of Africville Residents
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 24 2018

In Carvery v. Halifax (City), the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia denied certification of a proposed class action on the basis that there was not an

Nova Scotia Utility Withdraws from Tidal Generation Project
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2018

Recent events seem to signal the end of the Cape Sharp Tidal project. As previously discussed, Cape Sharp Tidal has been a joint venture between

Nova Scotia Regulator Approves Smart Meter Project
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Canada
  • June 18 2018

Almost a year after receiving Nova Scotia Power Incorporated's (NSPI) application, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) has approved the

Court of Appeal Overturns Ruling That Denying Coverage for Medical Cannabis Constitutes Discrimination
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 4 2018

As reported in our March 2017 bulletin, a Board of Inquiry of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (the "Board") had concluded that a union

Medical Marijuana Loses its Appeal - The Skinny on Skinner Part 1
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2018

In earlier blogs, we have discussed the curious case of Wayne Skinner and his quest for medical marijuana funding under his union’s insurance plan. As

Medical Marijuana and Benefit Plan Coverage
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 1 2018

As discussed at our April A.M. Pension webinar, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare

Benefit plans can discriminate against marijuana: Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund v Skinner, 2018 NSCA 31
  • Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2018

In Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund v Skinner, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal considered what constituted discrimination in the denial