Knowledge & Perspective

Staying current is critical. We're pleased to provide insight and updates on case law and legislation that are relevant to our clients.

August 2, 2018

Revisiting Pound v. iWave: Lessons for Employers

Pound v. iWave, 2017 PECA 17, a recent decision by the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal, is a cautionary tale for employers about the legal issues that may arise when standard form employment policies are adopted without management fully understanding their obligations to employees in practice.

August 1, 2018

Two IMEs, one doctor: Retaining the same medical expert to examine an insured individual involved in two accidents

The recent decision of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Saccary v Vonhammerstein presents an interesting issue on independent medical examinations (IMEs) at the request of Section A insurers.

July 27, 2018

Before and After: NS Supreme Court Decision on CPP Benefit Deductability

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has decided that Canada Pension Plan disability benefits are not deductible from damages of future income loss or lost earning capacity arising from a motor vehicle accident.

July 25, 2018

New Brunswick Update: Notice Now Required to Sue a Municipality

On January 1, 2018, the Province of New Brunswick repealed the Municipalities Act and replaced it with the Local Governance Act.

July 25, 2018

Reforming the New Brunswick’s Mechanics’ Lien Act: Prompt Payment and Expedited Dispute Resolution

The New Brunswick Legislative Services Branch is considering recommending changes to the Mechanics’ Lien Act (1973), the main Construction Law statute in the Province.

July 24, 2018

Police in NL to Lead Workplace Investigations

Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial police service, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (the “RNC”), has recently begun working with Calgary Police Service to change how investigations of workplace incidents will be instituted.

July 23, 2018

Nova Scotia: Marine Renewable Energy Act 2.0 - Amended and Proclaimed in Force: What’s New?

With 13,300 km of coastline, Nova Scotia is uniquely situated to explore and develop marine renewable energy.

July 11, 2018

PEI Municipalities: Preparing for Cannabis Legalization

As the highly anticipated day of cannabis legalization in Canada draws near, Prince Edward Island municipalities must acknowledge and prepare for the challenges coming their way.