Privacy Gets Pricey: Rising GDPR Fines and the Risks Facing...

Canadian companies doing business with partners based in the EU – and where personal data collection, use and/or disclosure could take place – cannot lose sight of the impact the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may have on their operations, especially when it comes to the cost of non-compliance.

National COVID-19 App Available in Nova Scotia; Potential for Public...

Nova Scotia recently became the eighth province to onboard the federal government’s COVID-19 exposure notification application. Public health officials believe that if it is widely used across Canada, COVID Alert has the potential to provide an efficient way of tracing the virus. However, the introduction of this tracking technology into the national COVID-19 response presents new privacy issues for Canadians to consider.

Canada’s valuable COVID-19 research vulnerable to Russian, Chinese hacks

In late March, Canada’s Communications Security Establishment warned researchers across the country to secure their COVID-19 data because “sophisticated threat actors” were exploiting the chaos of the pandemic in an effort to steal critical vaccine research. However, there has been little to no discussion beyond the CSE’s repeated warnings as to just what is being done to protect the important work of our local health and science experts.

Receiverships and COVID-19 – Is the Pandemic Sufficient Cause for...

In Choice Properties Limited Partnership v Penady (Barrie) Ltd., 2020 ONSC 3517, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice weighed in on what constitutes a fair and reasonable sale procedure during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Atlantic Canada – A Summary for...

This article was last updated on September 10, 2020 While the term “unprecedented” is being used frequently in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures that have been taken in response to it, one context where the word can legitimately be applied is the restrictions to inter-provincial travel that have been introduced in […]

Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-19 Response – Information for Businesses

This article was revised to include updates as of June 8, 2020 On March 18, 2020, the Minister of Health and Community Services for Newfoundland and Labrador declared a Public Health Emergency under the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act. This declaration continues in effect; along with the accompanying Orders under the Act, and has […]

Nova Scotia – Legal Implications of the COVID-19 Emergency

Summary of rules for Nova Scotians, businesses and institutions under the Heath Protection Act and the Emergency Management Act, updated as of May 1.

Tendering and COVID-19: bidders beware (or at least be aware)

Amid the messages of complex and difficult times it should be no surprise that a traditionally challenging topic – procurement – would be even more complex these days. The attention needed to sustain the health of any business is even greater as we struggle to “flatten the curve” through self-isolation. But industry dare not stop […]

COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions in Canada: The Impact on Foreign...

Throughout these uncertain times, it is important for foreign nationals currently living in Canada or planning to travel to Canada to remain vigilant with respect to the changing government regulations regarding entry to Canada.

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Releases Decision Regarding Parenting and...

As a result of COVID-19, many parents have concerns about their parenting arrangements and access schedules. On Tuesday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Family Court) released the first decision in Canada with respect to COVID-19 in relation to parenting and access: Ribeiro v. Wright, 2020 ONSC 1829.