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As of January 17th Legislative Watch will be available as a NEW add-on subscription to LawSource that will allow users to track individual bills or bills relating to specific statutes for deeper, more efficient research.

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The doctrine of unexplained recent possession allows a fact finder in a case of unexplained recent possession of goods unlawfully obtained to infer that the accused knew that the property was unlawfully obtained.

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A “scab” is a traitor to the union cause (typically a strike-breaker).

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Laws and regulations are constantly being changed, interpreted, and redefined. Stay informed on select new Supreme Court of Canada cases, significant or interesting decisions from the federal courts (trial, appeal, and tax), as well as cases from superior and provincial courts across the country.

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Employer gave working notice to employee on medical leave. Employee awarded damages equal to salary he would have earned working during the notice period.

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Berry v. Burniston (2017), 2017 CarswellAlta 166, 2017 ABQB 77 (Alta. Q.B.)

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Evidence was sufficient for finding that there was risk that children were likely to suffer physical and/or emotional harm from actions, failure to act or pattern of neglect on part of parents

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... the phrase “gross misconduct”... is best understood as the kind of behaviour for which warnings or progressive discipline is unnecessary

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Justice minister did not err in ordering extradition of accused to India, relying on assurances of humane treatment

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Hastings v. Hastings (2017), 2017 ONSC 4802, 2017 CarswellOnt 12360 (Ont. S.C.J.)

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Intended executor of testator’s estate brought application for declaration that unexecuted will was valid and fully effective pursuant to provisions of s. 35.1(a) of Wills Act

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Su v. Lam (2017), 2017 ONSC 2414, 2017 CarswellOnt 5833 (Ont. S.C.J.)

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