Federal government announces further changes to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
On April 6, I posted this blog summarizing the main features of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”). On April 15, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced further changes to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”). Note that the proposed changes have not yet been formalized …View the post titled Federal government announces further changes to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
COVID-19 and the anticipated wave of motions to change
I have heard some describe the fallout from the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and families in the family law context as the inevitable “tsunami”. I hope the forecast of a “tsunami” proves incorrect, but I do predict that there will be a wave of variation cases (Motions to Change) when th…View the post titled COVID-19 and the anticipated wave of motions to change
Statutory deductibles and thresholds: A legislated barrier to full reimbursement
Did you know that if you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision seriously enough to receive an award for pain and suffering, it may be reduced by $39,556.53? This amount is known as the statutory deductible and, worse yet, it is tied to inflation and increases each year. If you are inju…View the post titled Statutory deductibles and thresholds: A legislated barrier to full reimbursement
Canada announces funding for early-stage companies
This article was updated on April 28, 2020 to reflect additional information regarding the Innovation Assistance Program administered through Industrial Research Assistance Program of the National Research Council of Canada, including the window for submitting applications. As of April 28, 2…View the post titled Canada announces funding for early-stage companies
COVID-19: Providing virtual patient care during a pandemic
We have all been mandated to engage in social distancing and self isolation in order to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, and this includes physicians and other health care providers. The Chief Medical Officer of Health has ordered that all non-essential and elective services provided …View the post titled COVID-19: Providing virtual patient care during a pandemic
Can I get a divorce during the COVID-19 pandemic?
It’s been a long month of social distancing. I mean – wow – this is the most time I have spent with my spouse since … ever! I can appreciate why many couples who were already struggling with relationship dysfunction, or were desiring a separation, may be feeling over the edge now. Of course,…View the post titled Can I get a divorce during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Canadian small businesses to receive rent relief
Note: An updated article on the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program can be found here. During Prime Minister Trudeau’s daily address on Thursday, April 16, 2020 he announced a new assistance program to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the …View the post titled Canadian small businesses to receive rent relief
What is my personal injury case worth?
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, you may be wondering about the value of your case. This is particularly so if your injuries are preventing you from working or involve extraordinary medical expenses. Indeed, near the beginning of a relationship with a new client, I am o…View the post titled What is my personal injury case worth?
Answering employers’ COVID-19 medical note and leave questions
Employees that self-isolate because they have COVID-19 must have a doctor’s note saying they have recovered and can return to work: True or False? It depends. Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to take every “reasonable precaution” necessary to protect their work…View the post titled Answering employers’ COVID-19 medical note and leave questions
Emergency order provides interim flexibility for corporations’ meeting requirements
On March 31, 2020, the government of Ontario issued an emergency order pursuant to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act in response to the province’s Declaration of Emergency. The emergency order is welcomed amongst many Ontario corporations seeking flexibility in connection wit…View the post titled Emergency order provides interim flexibility for corporations’ meeting requirements
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