The legal principles supporting freedom of expression are important to Canadians. That said, these principles have their limits. In a digital age, the laws around defamation have struggled to keep up.
United States president-elect Donald Trump’s Islamophobia-fuelled ascendancy is a chilling reminder for Canadian lawyers to review our own government’s assumptions about terror, especially in relation to Bill C-51.
A dismissal for just cause is a matter of substance, not form. An unsubstantiated allegation of cause could result in punitive damages for corporate employers.
Something’s in the air. It’s kinetic, insecure and unnerving. You can feel it in talking to people in your office, watching usually funny late-night TV shows that now seem like wakes or just taking in the looks on people’s faces as you walk past them on the street. Something’s in the air.
On Dec. 10, 2015, the Ontario legislature passed the Budget Measures Act, 2015, which enacted a number of new statutes, including the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015.