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Ten charges laid in oil spill that fouled English Bay beaches in Vancouver

March 30, 2017 Laura Kane - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Charges have been laid against the owners of the MV Marathassa nearly two years after a leak of bunker fuel onto the beaches of English Bay in Vancouver, but the company is trying to scuttle the proceedings. Documents

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Alberta privacy commissioner cannot compel production of records subject to solicitor-client privilege: Supreme Court

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A constructive dismissal lawsuit, against the University of Calgary, has led to a ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada that Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act does not require a public body turn over records –

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Lawyer explains why some federally-regulated employees cannot be dismissed without cause

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling released in July has “huge ramifications” for employers in the trucking industry, while a more recent decision provides guidance on interpreting standard-form contracts, a lawyer suggested Tuesday to insurance professional in Toronto. In its

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Litigation privilege ‘can be asserted’ against administrative investigators, Supreme Court of Canada finds in ruling in favour of Aviva

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An insurer in Quebec can assert litigation privilege when the province’s self-regulating body for agents, brokers and claims adjusters demands a copy of an entire file on a claim, the Supreme Court of Canada suggested in a ruling released this