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Employment & Labour – Top Ten Cases of 2020
In a year like no other, there have been steady developments in the landscape of employment & labour and human rights law. Some of these developments were long anticipated, including the effect of termination on bonus compensation and the legality of mandatory arbitration clauses in the gig economy. Perhaps the most interesting cases, however, are […]
SCC Provides Clarity Re Anti-Deprivation Common Law Rule
Earlier this fall, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision in Chandos Construction Ltd. v. Deloitte Restructuring Inc. (“Chandos”) . The SCC agreed with the Alberta Court of Appeal in holding that a price-reduction clause in a subcontract between Chandos and the bankrupt subcontractor violated the common law anti-deprivation rule. Chandos, a general […]
Municipal Planning Appeals: Defying the Odds
A 10 year review of appeals of municipal planning decisions before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) shows that the UARB rarely overturns decisions of municipal councils and even more rarely if the appeal has been launched by interested citizens. Appeals by developers have been marginally more successful. But it would be wrong […]