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Preparing for Cannabis Legalization: Federal and Atlantic Canadian Regulations

The legalization of cannabis has been set for October 17, 2018. This transformation will have a significant impact on employers as well as the general public, and yet for many, the impending legalization is shrouded in uncertainty.

PEI Municipalities: Preparing for Cannabis Legalization

As the highly anticipated day of cannabis legalization in Canada draws near, Prince Edward Island municipalities must acknowledge and prepare for the challenges coming their way.

Recent Changes Affect Parental and Maternity Leave in Atlantic Canada

In December 2017, the federal government introduced major changes to maternal and parental employment insurance (EI) benefits.

Wal-Mart’s Store Closure Contrary to Quebec Labour Code

On June 27, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 503 v. Wal‑Mart Canada Corp., 2014 SCC 45 after a decade-long litigation battle between the parties. Ultimately, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of a Quebec arbitrator who determined that the closure of the Wal-Mart location was contrary to s. 59 of the Quebec Labour Code (the statutory freeze provision).