July 28, 2014
The Canada Revenue Agency has told Oxfam Canada that it’s proposed mission statement that included the words ‘preventing poverty’ is not acceptable. The Canada Revenue Agency reasons that preventing poverty could entail helping people who are not already poor.
July 21, 2014
Law school is expensive. That probably isn’t big news for anyone, especially students applying to law school. Aside from assuming that a law degree will cost a pretty penny, a prospective law student might also assume he or she will eventually make that money back soon after beginning a career practicing law.
July 14, 2014
The state of Tennessee is the first US state to enact a law that jails women who use drugs during their pregnancy.
July 10, 2014
Think using the Internet for personal searches “a minute here or there” while on the job is harmless? Think again. Marc Gravelle, a Human Resources assistant for the Canadian Department of Justice, was let go from his job in July of 2011 for using his computer to fuel his car obsession, download music, complain about his job, and used private documents for personal gain.
July 7, 2014
Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) takes effect on July 1st. The new regulations require companies to get express consent from people, instead of the former standard of implied consent. The law also creates tougher penalties for those who would violate the new law.
July 2, 2014
On June 13, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed George R. Strathy the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Although Strathy’s appointment surprised some, as he was not rumored to be a top contender, he comes from a firm that has produced a number of prominent judges.
June 23, 2014
American Apparel Inc. has fired their Chief Executive and Chairman (and Founder) – Dov Charney. At first this seemed like no big surprise as the organization has had a reputation for controversial leadership with finger’s specifically pointing at Mr Charney, but to one person it was a huge surprise. Dov Charney himself!
June 12, 2014
It’s tough for any lawyer to get a top legal job at a Canadian public company, and as these kinds of jobs decrease, competition to get a foot in the door in the general counsel office increases. Just as with most high-level corporate jobs, that competition is even harder for women.
June 2, 2014
Well-known brands such as Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch are not happy about the use of their names being used in the nicotine juice flavours which are manufactured by electronic cigarette nicotine juice companies.
May 26, 2014
Omar Khadr is being sued by the widow of a US special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan and an American soldier blinded by a grenade for about $45 million. The case, filed Thursday in Utah, have Tabitha Speer and Sgt. Layne Morris alleging that Khadr, who was 15 at the time, was responsible for the death of Sgt. Christopher Speer and Morris’ injuries in July 2002.