Knowledge & Perspective

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July 19, 2017

NLCA Finds No Conflict of Interest Arising Where Accountants Act in Dual Capacity

In this case, the Newfoundland & Labrador Court of Appeal considered whether a receiver is conflicted if it previously assisted the debtor in financial restructuring efforts.

June 30, 2017

SCC Declares Termination for Impairment in the Workplace Not Discriminatory

Canadian Courts have long wrestled with the protection of human rights in the context of workplace drug and alcohol policies.

June 28, 2017

Do You Need to Register in New Brunswick’s Lobbyist Registry?

The long-coming proclamation of the New Brunswick Lobbyists’ Registration Act (the “Act”) occurred on April 1, 2017.

June 28, 2017

Employer Permitted To Terminate Employees Receiving LTD Benefits

A recent New Brunswick Labour Adjudication decision addressed the sensitive issue of terminating permanently disabled employees on long-term disability leave (“LTD”).

June 13, 2017

Case Law Update: Evans v Avalon Ford Sales (1996) Limited

Earlier this year, the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the decision of the Trial Division in Evans v Avalon Ford Sales (1996) Limited.

June 7, 2017

Who Is A Parent?

There is a lack of legislation in New Brunswick to provide a framework for using artificial reproductive technology to build a family in the 21st century.

May 30, 2017

New Builder’s Lien Amendments & Regulations

Recent amendments to the Builder’s Lien Act and new Builders Lien Regulations, effective June 30, 2017, allow for early release of holdbacks to subcontractors and alter how finishing holdbacks are calculated.

May 19, 2017

Moot Gets the Boot: NSUARB Mootness Decision

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board recently dismissed an appeal as “moot” because its decision would have no practical or legal effect on the parties in Ashcroft Homes Inc. (Re), 2017 NSUARB 4.