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Published on: 22 Feb 2021 By (She/Her)

User beware: the dangers of sharing personal health information with mobile apps

UPDATE: the FTC has now finalized its settlement with Flo Health, Inc., which requires Flo to notify affected users directly about the disclosure of their personal information to unauthorized third parties. If you are concerned or notified that your personal information may have been impacte…

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Published on: 18 Feb 2021 By

Product recalls: What recalls mean and where to find information about them

Hand sanitizer recall sparks concern … Red onion recall expands across Canada due to Salmonella outbreak… Additional ranitidine products recalled worldwide If you search the term “recall” on a Canadian news website, chances are you will find a lengthy list of headlines like these. But despit…

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Published on: 17 Feb 2021 By (She/Her)

Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers injury or harm as a result of the negligence of a health care professional. Negligence occurs when a health care professional falls below the standard of care expected of a reasonable practitioner of that professi…

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Published on: 12 Feb 2021 By

Canada’s First Bitcoin ETF and the Regulatory Race to Tame Crypto

The race to launch Canada’s first ETF is over, and the Purpose Bitcoin ETF is the winner. In regulatory filings published only a few days ago on SEDAR, the Purpose Bitcoin ETF disclosed that the OSC had issued a receipt for its long-form prospectus. To offer securities to the public, an inve…

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Published on: 11 Feb 2021 By

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills – Wong v Pretium Resources

Introduction Wong v Pretium Resources (“Pretium”) was a securities class proceeding premised on the issue of whether the defendant gold mining company’s failure to disclose the negative opinion of one of its mining consultants, Strathcona, amounted to an omission of a material fact, and thus…

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Published on: 28 Jan 2021 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages—contingencies

This article on contingencies is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ between individuals. The assessment of damages is …

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Published on: 26 Jan 2021 By

Will mandatory vaccination policies be enforceable in unionized workplaces?

Employers across the world are discussing the risks and merits of imposing mandatory vaccination policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is still no certainty about the enforceability of these policies, decisions from labour arbitrators give us some idea of the principles …

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Published on: 26 Jan 2021 By

A new Privacy Commissioner may be coming to town

Lawyers have been chatting around the water cooler about “Bill C-11”. But what is that and how does it affect you? As explained in our previous article about whether the Prime Minister could ban TikTok, the data privacy of Canadians is governed by PIPEDA. This Act sets Canada’s current stand…

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Published on: 18 Jan 2021 By

Naturopathy, medical cannabis, and other ‘novel’ treatments are acceptable within the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule

Being injured in a motor vehicle collision is already a challenge. Those who seek support from naturopaths, medical cannabis, or other ‘novel’ treatments to aid in their recovery may feel added stress as to whether the treatment they seek will be approved, and paid for, within the scheme of …

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