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Monday, 12 December 2011 09:14

Verbal threats as workplace violence

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_justintetrault.jpgAn arbitrator has rejected the grievance of an employee who challenged her dismissal for uttering a death threat towards a co-worker in one of the first awards to consider the impact of Bill 168 on how parties must deal with workplace violence, and specifically verbal threats.
Sunday, 04 December 2011 11:32

Landmark Indalex case goes to Supreme Court

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Jay Swartz, president of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.
Jay Swartz, president of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.
Insolvency and pensions experts are applauding the decision of a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court of Canada that granted leave to appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario in a case that put pensions before creditors.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2011_November_liberte.jpgCanada is seen as a leader in food production and innovation but risks falling behind by not pursuing opportunities in international markets, according to a panel of experts from the sector.
The goal of the CCGG’s report is to illustrate what should be expected from issuer disclosure, says Stephen Erlichman.
The goal of the CCGG’s report is to illustrate what should be expected from issuer disclosure, says Stephen Erlichman.
The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance has released its annual best practices guide for proxy disclosure and recognized three companies specifically for their efforts to provide transparent information to shareholders.
Lawyers representing plaintiffs in a class action suit against Sino-Forest Corp. say a rumoured RCMP investigation into whether executives of the company defrauded Canadian investors will have no impact on how they will move forward with their action against it.
Sino-Forest’s logo at the entrance of its office in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters/Xavier Ng
Sino-Forest’s logo at the entrance of its office in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters/Xavier Ng
Monday, 14 November 2011 10:48

Peter Rozee named Western Canada GC of the Year

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Peter Ronzee of Teck Resources Ltd. was recently named Western Canada GC of the Year.
Peter Ronzee of Teck Resources Ltd. was recently named Western Canada GC of the Year.
He was a reluctant nominee, but Peter Rozee of Teck Resources Ltd., has been named the Western Canada General Counsel of the Year for 2011.
Monday, 14 November 2011 09:27

Get to know how you play with others

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Getting to know who you are, what you’re good or not so good at, what your blind spots are, and how others perceive you is one of the best things you can do to enhance your effectiveness in any in-house role.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has cut the amount Great-West Lifeco Inc. must pay to former London Life Insurance Co. policyholders for illegally using money from their accounts to finance the takeover 14 years ago.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2011_October_veta_richardson.jpgAssociation of Corporate Counsel president & CEO Veta Richardson talks about expansion of the ACC in Canada and the association's Member of the Year award winner, Ontario Chapter president Sanjeev Dhawan, at the annual meeting in Denver from Oct. 23-26.
Monday, 24 October 2011 09:55

An odd, but sensible, ruling

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The vice chairman of the Ontario Labour Relations Board will continue to preside over a hearing involving a union group and an employer even though he has resigned to become in-house counsel for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
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