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Supreme Court of Canada to hear controversial pension dispute

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to review a controversial pension case decided by the Ontario Court of Appeal in April 2011. The case involves the treatment of pension plans after a company has applied for protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the CCAA) – a process similar to Chapter 11…

NEW CANADA NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS ACT – TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

The new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act came into force October 17, 2011. All federally incorporated not-for-profit corporations must continue into this new Act by October 17, 2014. Failure to continue the not-for-profit corporation will result in dissolution. The new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act makes positive improvements to the not-for-profit sector particularly in the areas of…

No Legal Costs Awards at Human Rights Tribunals

As reported last month in the Ottawa Citizen the Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal may not award legal costs in its decisions. In most courtroom litigation in Ontario there is a significant chance that the losing side may be liable for a portion of the other side’s legal…

CNAS Takes Manhattan

The firm, along with a busload of invited guests, recently took its annual football trip this year to see the New York Giants take on the Miami Dolphins at the New Meadowlands (MetLife) Stadium. In spite of an unseasonal October snow storm our group was able to arrive in Manhattan on Saturday in time to…

Ottawa Senators v. Winnipeg Jets

Members of the firm were recently at Scotiabank Place to watch the Senators take on the Winnipeg Jets. After giving up an early goal the Senators came back to win 3 – 1. The event was hosted by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The firm is now looking…

Caution Required When Settling an Employment Dispute

Employment disputes can involve a variety of different areas of the law. Most employment issues revolve around the principles of contract. However, an employment dispute will also often include issues of human rights, insurance, workplace safety and pensions. Compensation for an employee can come from any one, or several, of these areas of the law.…

ABCs of Insurance: Long Term Disability Benefits

In addition to the usual health and dental benefits, employers often provide their employees with long term disability plans as part of their benefits package. These plans are designed to assist employees in the event that they develop a health condition that prevents them from working for an extended period of time. When an employee…

Involvement of the Office of the Children's Lawyer Not Guaranteed

The children’s best interest is of paramount importance in determining the issue of custody and access.  In high conflict family law disputes, custody and access assessments are crucial in assisting family law judges in rendering decisions. The professional recommendations of a social worker or psychologist provide the courts with objective evidence from a neutral third…

Wrongful Dismissal Damages in Employment Law: Brito v. Canac Kitchens

When a dismissed employee sues their former employer the potential cost to the employer can often be estimated early on in the process. This can help both the employee and the employer reach a satisfactory settlement. In certain cases however the unexpected happens and an employee’s claim becomes far greater than originally anticipated. The recent…

Construction Law Essentials – Preserving Lien Rights

Many construction companies do not realize that the area of construction law is extremely time sensitive. According to the Construction Lien Act of Ontario, in the majority of cases an individual or a company with lien rights over a project must preserve their rights within 45 days of whichever of the following events occurs first:…