Are Canada’s competition laws outdated?  Some say it’s time for change

Are Canada’s competition laws outdated? Some say it’s time for change

Whether checking in at the airport or checking out at the grocery store, it seems everywhere you turn these days, you find frustrated consumers. Many complain about high prices or limited choices across sectors — and blame the lack of competition. But now, the federal government is looking to update Canada’s competition laws — possibly the most significant review in decades. Everything seems to be on the table, from tiny tweaks to a major overhaul. Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell is one of those pushing for reforms. “I think it’s fair to say, unfortunately, that the Competition Act is lagging behind our international peers,” said Boswell.…

Are comments under the guise of humor – Sexual Harassment?

Are comments under the guise of humor – Sexual Harassment?

Humor is a powerful tool that can help break the ice, ease tension and bring people together. However, when it comes to jokes or comments of a sexual nature made in the workplace, there’s no laughing matter. Such behavior can constitute sexual harassment and create a toxic work environment that makes employees feel uncomfortable, unsafe and disrespectful. In this article, we will explore whether comments made under the guise of humor should be considered as sexual harassment based on a recent case decided by the Fair Work Commission. We’ll also look at other legal issues HR needs to consider and to ensure they maintain a safe place of work free from (or at least the minimization of) psychosocial risks and hazards related to inappropriate conduct in any form.…

Bill 23: English school boards consider legal action

Bill 23: English school boards consider legal action

The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is considering legal action against Bill 23, a proposed education reform that would give the provincial government more control over school boards. The bill, tabled last week, would authorize the education minister to appoint and dismiss school service center directors general and override decisions that don’t align with given objectives, among other changes. Education Minister Bernard Drainville confirmed that the bill would apply to both French school service centers and the province’s nine English school boards, sparking an immediate backlash. The QESBA argues that certain aspects of the bill, if passed, would infringe on the rights of the English-speaking community in managing its own school system.…

‘Anti-woke’ group loses elections at the Law Society of Ontario

‘Anti-woke’ group loses elections at the Law Society of Ontario

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canada As the culture wars seep into various institutions, law societies have hardly been immune Published May 01, 2023 • Last updated 15 hours ago • 4 minute read Toronto’s Osgoode Hall, home of the Law Society of Ontario. Photo by Stan Behal/Postmedia/File Article content In the fight for control of the Law Society of Ontario, a slate of progressive candidates held the line against a group positioning themselves as the “anti-woke” alternative in board elections. Advertisements 2 This advertisement has not been loaded yet, but your article continues below. THIS CONTENT IS RESERVED FOR SUBSCRIBERS Enjoy the latest local, national and international news.…

Okanagan flood compensation claims a ‘complex factual and legal landscape’

Okanagan flood compensation claims a ‘complex factual and legal landscape’

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Emergency bridge removal on Duteau Creek that cuts off mobile home pad leads to lengthy legal fight Published April 10, 2023 • Last updated 5 days ago • 3 minute read The Supreme Court of BC in Vancouver. Photo by Margarita-Young /Getty Images/iStockphoto Article content A Supreme Court of BC official says a flood compensation case from 2017 in Lumby has created a complex factual and legal landscape that remains unresolved. Advertisements 2 This advertisement has not been loaded yet, but your article continues below. THIS CONTENT IS RESERVED FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY Subscribe now to read the latest news in your city and across Canada.…

Harvard Law Review Elects Apsara Iyer as 137th President |  News

Harvard Law Review Elects Apsara Iyer as 137th President | News

Apsara A. Iyer, a second-year law student at Harvard Law School, was elected the 137th president of the Harvard Law Review, becoming the first Indian American woman to hold the position. The Law Review, founded in 1887, is among the oldest student-run legal scholarship publications. Previous editors of the organization include Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as former President Barack Obama, who served as the review’s 104th leader. In the Law School’s Jan. 30 press release, Priscila E. Coronado, Iyer’s predecessor, said the publication was “extremely lucky” to have Iyer at the helm.…