Contractual relationship impacted by COVID-19? Planning on initiating a liability...

In Nova Scotia, generally a person has two years from the date a claim is discovered to begin an action. Those who wait to achieve certainty regarding their claim may find the two year period has already elapsed. In a recent Supreme Court of Canada case the Province of New Brunswick brought a claim against […]

More than Just a Stamp: Proposed Vaccine Passports Raise Privacy...

Click here to view PDF version. As the number of Canadians receiving COVID-19 vaccines continues to rise, vaccine passports are now sparking discussion as a means to return to “normal”.  However, privacy commissioners and ombudspersons across Canada have stressed that these proposed tools raise a host of privacy and data security concerns, many of which […]

Mandatory Masking Human Rights Complaint Rejected

The requirement to wear face masks in public indoor settings to curb the spread of COVID-19, subject to certain  exemptions, has resulted in a surge of human rights complaints across the country in the context of both accessing services and employment. Based on the large volume of complaints and the public interest regarding mandatory mask-wearing […]

Breach of COVID-19 Policy Justifies Termination

COVID-19 has dominated our world for the past year. It has touched every facet of our lives. It has resulted in ever-changing rules, policies and procedures being implemented that affect the way we work, shop, socialize and engage in extra-curricular activities. Employers, in particular, have been required to radically change the way things have always […]

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 […]

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.