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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Case Comments

B.C. Tribunal dismisses anti-mask discrimination complaints
April 20, 2021

Written by Suzanne M. Porteous and Catherine A. Crang, Q.C. The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) recently dismissed two allegations of discrimination by complainants in...

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Corporate Services

New Corporations Canada Refund Policy
April 8, 2021

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D. Effective April 1, 2021, Corporations Canada will be refunding fees charged for eligible services to federally-incorporated business and...

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Corporate Governance Corporate Services

Red Tape Reduction Changes to Alberta Legislation and the CORES System
March 25, 2021

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D. In 2019, the Alberta government passed the Red Tape Reduction Act[1]  with the stated goals of reducing red tape in the Province by one-third,...

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Tax Law

Tax Dispute Trends: What Can Canadian Taxpayers Expect Post-Pandemic?
March 23, 2021

Written by Derrick Hosanna It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic (the “Pandemic”) transformed Canadians’ personal and professional lives. As governments, businesses...

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Derrick Hosanna joins the Carscallen LLP Tax Law Group
March 16, 2021

Carscallen LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Derrick Hosanna to the Tax Law group. Derrick was called to the Alberta bar in 2014, and previously worked at an Alberta based tax...

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Insurance and Tort Liability

Negligence and the duty of care for pure economic loss
March 11, 2021

Written by Glenn C. Blackett and Urvil Thakor The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or the “Court”) recently released its reasons for judgment in the case of 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Covid-19

COVID-19 - OHS considerations for Alberta employers
February 25, 2021

Written by Natalie L. Leclerc and Aicha Kouyaté We previously discussed whether employers could make obtaining the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for their employees. Notwithstanding the...

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Commercial Litigation

Wastech: Good Faith in the Exercise of Contractual Discretionary Powers
February 11, 2021

Written by Catherine A. Crang, Q.C. and Suzanne M. Porteous The Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC” or the “Court”) released its reasons for judgment last week in the case of Wastech v....

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Privacy Law Covid-19

Privacy factors for businesses considering COVID-19 vaccination requirements
February 2, 2021

Written by Michael A. Custer We previously discussed the issue of whether employers in Canada could require COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees returning to work on the blog here....

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Welcome Ryan Barata and Natalie Leclerc to the Partnership
January 27, 2021

Carscallen LLP is pleased to announce that Natalie L. Leclerc and Ryan J. Barata have joined the partnership. Both lawyers are valued team members and have an excellent track record of...

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