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This edition of the Emerging Issues Bulletin discusses the issue of cannabis legalization and the opioid crisis

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Executor of deceased’s estate sought determination as to whether pour-over clause in his will for Canadian assets was invalid, and, if so, whether it was cured by s. 58 of Wills, Estates and Succession Act

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Johnson v. Schubert (2018), 2018 BCSC 74, 2018 CarswellBC 77 (B.C. S.C.)

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“Equivalent employment” is defined in s. 2 as an “employment of a similar nature to the employment held by the worker when he suffered the employment injury...

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CED: An Overview Of The Law — Accidental Fires (Ontario)

This excerpt from the newly updated Fires (Ontario) title examines Ontario law with regards to fires, with a particular focus on accidental fires and civil liability.

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Digest of the Week | Behaviour Outside Work

Off-duty employee driving fire chief's unmarked vehicle was wrongful dismissal despite no loss of confidence from public or coworkers after failing a roadside breathalyzer test twice

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DBDC Spadina Ltd. v. Walton (2018), 2018 CarswellOnt 1571, 2018 ONCA 60 (Ont. C.A.)

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Director of Child and Family Services apprehended child due to inability of mother to care for child

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Proposed changes to PIPEDA & GDPR - Ready for the Change?

Proposed enhancements to PIPEDA to maintain adequacy status under the GDPR means you can’t afford to be complacent on tracking GDPR regulatory developments. Read more.

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... “job content” means the substance of the job, what the job consists of, or the constituent elements of the job.

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D.W. v. Y.Y. (2018), 2018 BCPC 37, 2018 CarswellBC 367 (B.C. Prov. Ct.)

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PGT brought application for order to rescind appointment of father as committee of his son

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