Introduction to OPC’s Generative AI Principles: A Guide for Canadian...

In late 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) introduced a comprehensive set of principles aimed at guiding the responsible, trustworthy, and privacy-protective development and use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. This initiative reflects a proactive stance by Canadian privacy regulators to address the complex challenges and opportunities posed by the […]

This Month in Nova Scotia Family Law – April 2024

Hanak v Hanak, 2024 NSCA 44 Judge: Justice Elizabeth Van den Eynden Subject: Appeal of an Interim Order, Imputation of Income, Fresh Evidence Summary: Mr. Hanak sought leave to appeal from an interim order, which imputed his income at $200,000 for the purpose of determining his support obligations.  He argued instead that his annual income should be […]

Countdown To Report Submission: Is Canada’s Modern Slavery Act On...

Certain entities are required to disclose their efforts to combat forced labour and child labour within their supply chains by May 31, 2024. Read below to find out if this applies to your business and what you need to do to comply. New laws Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are a critical component of […]

Criminal Records: Discrimination in Employment and Employer Obligations

Questions about criminal records in the employment context most frequently arise in the following circumstances: The Hiring Process where a potential job candidate has a criminal record The Discipline Process where a current employee is convicted of a criminal offence This article will discuss the employer’s obligations in each instance. The Hiring Process Refusing to […]

Notice to Employers: Be Careful – Your Employees Might Be...

Introduction Artificial intelligence holds the promise of delivering new waves of efficiency and productivity in the workplace, but it also carries risk for employers who don’t mitigate operational, reputational, and legal risks associated with unauthorized use. Generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT, Google Gemini, and Microsoft Copilot are free tools at the fingertips of employees. […]

This Month in Nova Scotia Family Law – March 2024

Fox v. Muise, 2024, NSSC 50 Judge: Honourable Justice Theresa M Forgeron Subject: Child Support, Unjust Enrichment Summary:  Leonard Fox and Margaret Muise have two children born in 2001 and 2004 from a common-law relationship that ended in 2010. In 2012-2013, a contested hearing decided on parenting, child support, and unjust enrichment. Mr. Fox seeks to […]

Section B Benefits Payable to Some Workers Compensation Eligible Claimants...

Though it reads as a clarification of the operation of a statute, the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island’s recent decision in Field v Aviva Insurance Company carries with it the potential to impact auto insurance throughout the province.  Select for the Full Article

Canada’s Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) 2024: A Comprehensive...

Introduction to AIDA In a pivotal move to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), Canada introduced the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) as part of Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022. Marking a significant stride towards a regulatory framework, AIDA ensures the safe and responsible development and deployment of […]

Renovictions Done Right

Renovations are necessary and important for landlords to maintain and improve their properties. Improvements also benefit tenants in the long run. In many cases, vacant possession is necessary to complete the work, which displaces the current tenants in an already difficult housing market. As such, the government regulates “renovictions” – evictions for the purpose of […]

Time Theft is Theft

A recent decision from western Canada gives employers confidence that circumstantial evidence can be relied on to justify the termination of an employee for time theft. The decision also provides support for categorizing time theft as theft in the ordinary sense of the word, for disciplinary purposes. Time theft is generally understood as the falsification […]