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Arbitration Clause Prevents Action By Home Owners From Proceeding To Trial
In Evans v Mattamy Homes Limited, the Superior Court of Justice confirmed the high bar plaintiffs must meet to demonstrate that an arbitration clause in an agreement is invalid and therefore a civil proceeding is permissible...
23 Aug 2019
The Alberta Court Of Appeal Adopts A Pragmatic Approach To The Rules Of Court Drop Dead Rule
In February 2019, the Alberta Court of Appeal released three decisions on the Drop Dead Rule: Delver v Gladue, 2019 ABCA 54 [Delver], Thiessen v Corbiell, 2019 ABCA 56 [Thiessen]
20 Jun 2019
Does Bill 108 Mean A Return To The Old OMB Process?
On May 2, 2019, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019. Bill 108 proposes changes that the government believes will help bring new housin
29 May 2019
Supreme Court Of Canada Says To Yield To The Arbitration Clause In The Case Of Consumer/Non-Consumer Class Actions
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in TELUS Communications Inc. v. Wellman.
29 Apr 2019
Alberta Court Of Appeal Confirms Superpriority For Receiver's Fees And Costs
In the recent decision of Edmonton (City) v Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc., 2019 ABCA 109, the Alberta Court of Appeal has concluded that fees and costs incurred by a court-appointed receiver should have priority.
11 Apr 2019
Nurse Who Misappropriated Narcotics Reinstated
A new labour arbitration decision in The Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) v. Ontario Nurses' Association 2019 CanLII 433 reminds employers that the duty to accommodate may be engaged
8 Mar 2019
New Changes To The Provincial Court Process In Alberta
On January 1, 2019, an amendment to the Alberta Provincial Court Act, RSA 2000, c P-31 (the "Act") came into effect which provides the Lieutenant Governor in Council the authority
7 Mar 2019
Wrinkles In Judicial Class Actions Management: Recent Decisions From The Federal Court Of Appeal And The Court Of Appeal For Ontario
In reasons released November 9, 2018 and December 13, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal and Court of Appeal for Ontario have offered further guidance on the limits for class members and supervising judiciary ...
5 Mar 2019
Supreme Court Of Canada Releases Its Decision On The Right To Vote Of Canadians Living Abroad
​In a landmark decision released last week, the Supreme Court of Canada has removed the restriction on voting for Canadian citizens living abroad. In Frank v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 1,
23 Jan 2019
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29 Nov 2018
Supreme Court Of Canada Callidus Decision Provides Certainty To CRA Deemed Trust Rules
On November 8, 2018, in a decision delivered unanimously from the bench, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that the Crown's superpriority over unremitted Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) is ineffective against a secured creditor who received, prior to a tax debtor's bankruptcy, proceeds from that taxpayer's assets.
28 Nov 2018
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28 Nov 2018
Dispute Settlement In The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
​This is the latest instalment in BLG's series of detailed assessments covering key provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
28 Nov 2018
Court Consolidates Arbitration Proceedings Without Consent Of Parties
The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta recently ordered the consolidation of arbitration proceedings without the consent of all parties.
21 Nov 2018
Doing Business In Canada 2019
Canada's legal system is based on English common law, applied in nine provinces and three territories; and French civil law ...
16 Nov 2018
Court Refuses To Certify A Class Action Against Halifax For The Expropriation Of Africville Residents
In Carvery v. Halifax (City), the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia denied certification of a proposed class action on the basis that there was not an identifiable class of two or more persons
27 Sep 2018
Alberta Court Of Appeal Panel Of Five To Hear Summary Judgment Appeals
The Alberta Court of Appeal will be convening a five-member panel on September 7, 2018 to hear two summary judgment appeals.
11 Sep 2018
Ontario Court Of Appeal Provides Guidance On The Interpretation Of Anti-SLAPP Legislation
In six decisions released simultaneously, the Court of Appeal for the first time interprets Ontario's Anti-SLAPP legislation. (s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act). While
5 Sep 2018
Supreme Court To Hear Appeal On Interaction Between Arbitration Clauses And Class Proceedings: TELUS Communications Inc. v. Avraham Wellman
​TELUS Communications Inc. ("TELUS") has been granted leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in TELUS Communications Inc. v. Avraham Wellman, 2017 ONCA 433.
6 Apr 2018
Mareva And Anton Piller Preservation Orders In Canada (BLG Partner David Crerar Authors Canadian Guide On Mareva And Anton Piller Preservation Orders In Canada)
BLG is pleased to announce that David Crerar, Partner and National Leader of the Firm's Defamation and Media Law Group, recently authored the book Mareva and Anton Piller...
6 Mar 2018
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