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Suncor Finally Proceeds With Random Alcohol And Drug Testing
In an announcement released on November 29th, Suncor confirmed that it has made an agreement with the union representing its Fort McMurray employees that allows it to proceed with random alcohol and drug testing...
Canada
4 Dec 2018
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Medical Assistance In Dying And Its Enforceability In A Personal Directive
The Supreme Court of Canada upheld a blanket prohibition on assisted dying in its 1993 decision Rodriguez v. British Columbia (AG)[1], in which the Court stated that aiding or abetting a person...
Canada
13 Nov 2018
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We Have A Date! Recreational Cannabis Has Arrived In Canada
After much waiting, speculation and anticipation, we now know that the law permitting usage of recreational cannabis will take effect on October 17, 2018
Canada
14 Oct 2018
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Going To Pot: An Update
In less than a month, possession of cannabis will become legal. October 17th is the date chosen by the federal government to make this profound change for Canadian society
Canada
5 Oct 2018
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Hiring For Your Cannabis Business: What You Need To Know
As the October 17th date for the legalization of cannabis in Canada grows nearer, steps are actively being taken by producers, prospective retailers, and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission ("AGLC") to ensure that they are adequately prepared for business.
Canada
10 Aug 2018
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Medical Inadmissibility
On June 1, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented a temporary public policy regarding medical inadmissibility and the excessive demand on health and social services.
Canada
26 Jun 2018
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Dementia And Alzheimer's Not Necessarily A Barrier To Drafting A Valid Will
The recent decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Klassen v. Wiers Estate is illustrative of the fact-specific analysis a court will undertake when determining whether a testator ...
Canada
24 May 2018
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Seeing Through The Haze – What Insurers Need To Consider About Bill C-45
We have written previously about Alberta's new legislative framework for legalized recreational cannabis and how it will affect businesses and the economy on a provincial level ...
Canada
24 May 2018
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Is Marijuana Use Safe Or Not? And What If The Answer Is Not Clear?
A recent arbitration decision from Newfoundland offers a possible lifeline for employers faced with the possibility of having to accommodate medical cannabis users in safety sensitive workplaces.
Canada
11 May 2018
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Alberta Announces Cannabis Regulations
On February 16, 2018, the provincial government announced the retail regulations for Alberta's Cannabis Framework. These regulations outline key details about the operation of retail cannabis stores ...
Canada
6 Mar 2018
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Court Quashes Privacy Commissioner's Decision Regarding Doctors' Access To Patient Information
In Gowrishankar v JK, two physicians and Alberta Health Services ("AHS") (collectively referred to as the "Applicants") sought judicial review of an adjudicative order of the Office ...
Canada
15 Feb 2018
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High Times Ahead: How Is The Impending Legalization Of Cannabis Impacting Physicians?
On April 13, 2017, the Federal Government finally released Bill C-45, or the "Cannabis Act," to considerable fanfare and buzz.
Canada
7 Nov 2017
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Cannabis - A Budding Industry
On April 13, 2017 the Government of Canada introduced a bill aimed at legalizing cannabis for non-medical users.
Canada
9 May 2017
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Physicians Vote To Help Bring Stability To Province's Healthcare
As of October 14, 2016, AMA members voted to have the AMA Board approve the amendment of the 2011-2018 AMA Agreement with Alberta Health, together with a number of other collateral agreements with Alberta Health and AHS.
Canada
24 Oct 2016
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Alberta Court Grants First Exemption For Physician-Assisted Death
On Monday, March 1st, 2016, Madam Justice S. L. Martin of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta granted the application of a Calgary woman to seek physician-assisted death. The application arose as a result of the Supreme Court's offer of personal exemptions from a four month extension of the suspension of its declaration that provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada forbidding physician-assisted death were unconstitutional.
Canada
9 Mar 2016
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Addendum: Alberta Court Grants First Exemption For Physician-Assisted Death
In our recent email alert regarding Physician Assisted Death, we suggested that the Chambers Justice had found that it was appropriate in applications for exemptions to receive evidence from the physicians...
Canada
9 Mar 2016
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Physician-Assisted Death
Since the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark ruling...those directly affected by the prospect of physician-assisted death have been awaiting legislative and parliamentary response.
Canada
16 Feb 2016
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Firing For Not Reporting Drug Use Is Not A Human Rights Violation
Last week, with its decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, the Alberta Court of Appeal gave employers with safety-sensitive workplaces some additional assistance in their battle against drug and alcohol use in the workplace.
Canada
9 Jul 2015
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Stays Away From The Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate
In a 2-1 decision, British Columbia’s highest court recently upheld the federal ban on physician-assisted suicide.
Canada
19 Dec 2013
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B.C. Arbitrator Provides Perspective On Random Drug And Alcohol Testing Policies
A British Columbia arbitrator has denied an application by the United Steelworkers for an interim injunction that would prohibit Teck Coal from performing random drug and alcohol tests at several coal mines until the union’s grievance of that policy could be addressed.
Canada
3 Jun 2013
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