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Published on: 16 Sep 2021 By ,

Landlord and other third-party consents in business transactions

When a professional practice or business is sold, whether by share sale or asset sale, consideration must be given to the issue of third-party consents. Typically, when a business enters into a third-party contract, the contract will include a provision whereby the consent of such third part…

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Published on: 7 Sep 2021 By

Can a business charge a customer to access their personal information?

Typically, no. It’s not recommended. If you do, contact us as soon as possible because you may get into some trouble with the law. Best Practice: give your customer access to their personal information for free unless the request is excessive or repetitive. You must also have this written do…

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Published on: 7 Sep 2021 By

Attendant care benefits and the trivialization of women’s work

Caregiving is often performed by women and is considered women’s work. It is also undervalued and unpaid. The way automobile insurers determine how care providers are (or are not) paid illustrates and perpetuates this problem. Attendant care benefits may be available to those who have sustai…

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Published on: 31 Aug 2021 By

New rules for mobility and relocation for parents

Mobility or relocation is an issue that commonly arises for clients. The client may want to move for an employment opportunity, a new relationship, etc. So what are your rights and responsibility’s with respect to the issue of mobility when you have a child? The rules regarding to a parent’s…

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Published on: 17 Aug 2021 By

Sponsorship applications: Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for those Canadians whose parents and grandparents are foreign nationals living outside Canada. Many Canadian citizens and permanent residents attempted to apply to sponsor their loved ones in 2020 but were unsuccessful in obtaining invit…

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Published on: 3 Aug 2021 By

Gramoxone® (Paraquat) associated with Parkinson’s Disease

Gramoxone® is a non-selective herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds and grasses with an active ingredient called paraquat.  It is alleged that paraquat exposure is linked to Parkinson’s disease. Siskinds Desmeules, Siskinds LLP’s Quebec-based affiliate, has filed a class action law…

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Published on: 21 Jul 2021 By

What if Britney Spears lived in Ontario? Examining agency and guardianships in Ontario

Britney Spears’ conservatorship, and the resulting “Free Britney” movement, has been a topic of much discussion in the news. Plenty of attention, and rightfully so, has been focused on what Britney’s wishes are with respect to the conservatorship. Recently, Britney made a powerful statement …

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Published on: 20 Jul 2021 By

Online presence for physicians: Appropriate use of social media

Our interactions and presence on social media have continued to increase, especially during the pandemic when the need and desire to stay connected with one another has been heightened. Many professionals, including physicians, use social media in their practice as an effective tool to commu…

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Published on: 19 Jul 2021 By

Changes on horizon for Canada’s privacy laws thanks to Bill C-11

Bill C-11 marks the first update to Canadian privacy law since the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) came into effect in 2000. If passed, the Bill would enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and bring about significant changes to private-sector …

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