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It's Not What You Asked, It's How You Asked It: Employer Pays The Price For Asking Human Rights-Based Questions Of Job Applicant
A recent decision of Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal may have some employers rethinking how they frame questions to job applicants.
16 Oct 2019
Life Is Not Fair: Unsuccessful Proponent Admits Non-Compliance With RFP, But Sues Fairness Advisor Anyways
Modern public procurements, particularly in the public-private partnership model, typically involve a third party fairness advisor.
11 Jul 2019
On The Record: Private Corporations In British Columbia Will Soon Be Required To Collect And Disclose Shareholder Information
On April 2, 2019, the Government of British Columbia (the "Government") introduced Bill 24, the Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2019 (the "Bill").
11 Jul 2019
Is Data Residency Coming To Canada? The OPC Signals A Major Change To Its Policy Position On Transborder Dataflows
Update: The OPC has announced its intention to suspend the consultation on transborder dataflows. Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien made the announcement
11 Jul 2019
Performance Bonds: The New Form 32 Under Section 85.1 Of The Ontario Construction Act
Following up on our previous bulletin, Performance Bonds: What Project Finance Lenders Should Know, in this bulletin, we compare the widely used Canadian Construction Documents Committee's Performance Bond Form 221-2002 ...
10 Jul 2019
Federal Government Wants Provinces Riding Shotgun For ZEV Sales Targets
At a recent meeting of transport and highway safety ministers, federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau requested support from his provincial counterparts for a federal plan to have non-combustion-powered, or "zero-emission", vehicles ...
15 Feb 2019
Bill 57 - Clarity On When The New Or Old Construction Act Applies
On July 1, 2018, the first portions of the new Construction Act came into effect. Section 87.3 of the CA contains transition provisions that state when the new or old version of the CA applies.
1 Feb 2019
BC Human Rights Code Amendments Re-establish The Human Rights Commission
The proposed amendments are not yet in force but this is expected to occur in the near future.
11 Dec 2018
Cooperating To Create A National Securities Regulator In Canada
The decision clarifies the constitutional validity of the law and upholds the establishment of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System
7 Dec 2018
Ontario Proposes Major Changes To The Employment Standards Act, 2000
On October 23, 2018, the Government of Ontario has put forward legislation, titled the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47), through which it intends to repeal several of the major changes ...
31 Oct 2018
Ontario Premier To Set Precedent Invoking Notwithstanding Clause
In an unprecedented decision released on September 10, 2018, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba made a finding of unconstitutionality and struck down the provisions of the provincial Better Local Government Act, 2018.
12 Sep 2018
Ford-ward Looking At The Impacts Of The Better Local Government Act, 2018
As we reported in a bulletin released on Friday, July 27th, Premier Doug Ford has announced that his government will be significantly reducing the number of wards in the City of Toronto, with new ward boundaries ...
2 Aug 2018
Ontario Premier Doug Ford Intends to Cut Toronto City Wards from 47 to 25 for 2018 Municipal Election
The newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford is drawing new lines – literally. Premier Ford's announcement to cut city-council positions from 47 to 25 was made just hours before the municipal election deadline ..
31 Jul 2018
Ontario's New Cabinet Revealed
On Friday, June 29, 2018, Ontario's new government was sworn in. Who are the new players and what will they bring to their new roles?
5 Jul 2018
Ontario Welcomes New Cabinet - Expect Quick Action
This morning, Ontario welcomed a new Premier, a new Provincial Government and a new Cabinet. Premier Ford will be joined by 20 of his colleagues at the Cabinet table, broken down as follows:
29 Jun 2018
Inconvenient Termination: The Financial Impact Of Terminating Public-Private Partnership ("P3") Projects
The enormous success of the P3 model in delivering on time and on budget public infrastructure can see troubled waters when new Governments arrive with a different political ideology...
14 Jun 2018
Canada's Use Of Its National Security Power
The Government of Canada's decision to reject the proposed acquisition of Aecon, a major Canadian construction services firm, by China Communications Construction Company International Holding Limited. ...
4 Jun 2018
Tis The Season - Ontario Government Introduces Bill Setting Minimum Pay Rates For Private-Sector Contractors On Government Contracts
This week, Ontario's Liberal government introduced legislation by which the government would set new wage requirements for certain workers under government contracts.
25 Apr 2018
Think Twice Before Obtaining A Labour And Material Payment Bond – New Liability For An Old Security
The old practice of just filing away a procured labour and material payment bond without taking proactive steps to notify potential claimants ...
27 Mar 2018
BC Excavator's Court Case Takes A Dig At Municipal Procurement Policies Undermined By The CFTA & CETA
Is the use of reprisal clauses (also called litigation exclusion provisions) in municipal procurement policies and tender documents about to hit rock bottom?
27 Mar 2018
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