While it may seem at times that in the world at large there is increasing resistance to facts and expertise, this is not the case in the courts. Expert evidence often plays a key role in the ultimate decision made by a trier of fact. It is also one aspect of litigation that is unlikely to decrease in importance, says a former Ontario Court of Appeal judge who headed the comprehensive public inquiry into pediatric forensic pathology in the province, known as the Goudge Inquiry.
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For years, Canada and the European Union have enjoyed a safe and comfortable relationship when it comes to data privacy. Next year, that will change. In May 2018, the General Data Protection Act comes into force. This privacy legislation imposes stricter requirements than its predecessor, the Data Privacy Directive, and unlike that instrument is not open to interpretation by national governments. Its shockwaves will travel beyond the EU’s borders.
British Columbia amended its Human Rights Code in July 2016 to add “gender identity and expression” as a protected ground. This means that, in B.C., it is now prohibited to discriminate in areas including employment based on a person’s gender identity or gender expression. Neither gender identity nor gender expression are defined in the B.C. code, so employers, and counsel to those employers, need to look outside the code for assistance in interpreting these terms.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00 Written by Andrew Montague and Kenneth Ma
On Oct. 30, 2016, Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union. Just one day later, Bill C-30: An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures was introduced.
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Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Does your in-house legal department have a formal written business plan? If you do, you’re among the approximately 25 per cent that do in Canada.