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  • The legal implications of heritage designations in Winnipeg

    - Winnipeg’s Historical Resources By-law (the “By-law”) was adopted by City Council on June 1, 2014, replacing the more than three-decades-old Historical Buildings By-law. The By-law enables the City of Winnipeg to designate buildings within its jurisdiction that are of architectural and/or historical significance and regulate the alteration and demolition of same by adding them to the List of Historical Resources. Read more…

  • What’s yours is mine—Crown copyright in Canada

    - The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued a decision discussing the provision of Canada’s Copyright Act that provides that the copyright in certain works—irrespective of who authored them—belongs to the Crown. Section 12 of the Act states as follows: 12. Without prejudice to any rights or privileges of the Crown, where any work is, or has been, prepared or published by or under the direction or control of Her Majesty or any government department, the copyright in the work shall, subject ... Read more…

  • Obtaining consent for user-generated content

    - You may, either by happenstance or through concerted searching, find an Instagram post that includes a product that your company or business sells. You may like the post so much that you would like to repurpose it in your own marketing materials or repost it on your company’s official Instagram account. There are some points to consider before doing so. Read more…

  • Life insurance designations and unjust enrichment

    - The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a decision highlighting the law relating to unjust enrichment and constructive trusts in the context of a dispute over the proceeds of an insurance policy. In Moore v. Sweet, the majority of the SCC imposed a remedial constructive trust on the proceeds of a life insurance policy in favour of the deceased’s former spouse on the basis of unjust enrichment. Unjust enrichment can be described as receiving a benefit to the detriment of another without ... Read more…

  • Meet Fillmore Riley's new articling students

    - Fillmore Riley welcomes Amelia Peterson and Brendan Forrest who will embark on a year-long process of completing their articles. Read more…

  • Fillmore Riley raises over $54,000 for CancerCare Manitoba

    - Fillmore Riley’s team, “Motion to Strike Cancer,” exceeded our goal of $45,000, raising $54,000 for CancerCare Manitoba through our participation in Challenge for Life 2.0. Read more…

  • Anita Southall elected 99th President of The Law Society of Manitoba

    - Anita L. Southall has been elected the 99th president of The Law Society of Manitoba for the 2019-20 term. The Law Society of Manitoba is the regulatory body for lawyers in the Province of Manitoba, with a mandate to protect the interests of the public in the delivery of legal services and to ensure that those services are delivered with competence, integrity and independence. Read more…

  • Workplace accessibility: New accessible employment standard regulation enacted

    - On May 1, 2019, the Manitoba Accessible Employment Standard Regulation (the “Regulation”) came into force. This Regulation, passed under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (the “Act”), establishes obligations and requirements for Manitoba employers to provide reasonable accommodation in the workplace for people with disabilities. It is important for all Manitoba employers to be aware of their obligations under the Regulation, and to make the necessary arrangements in advance of the required... Read more…

  • The changing face of family law in Manitoba

    - When relationships break down, family lawyers are called upon to provide advice and opinions regarding many different aspects of family restructuring. While we frequently provide opinions regarding substantive rights and obligations, we also guide our clients as they choose from among the many dispute resolution processes available for addressing the issues that must be resolved as a family transitions to its new reality. Increasingly, a good family lawyer must be able to assist clients in re... Read more…

  • Spotlight on Fillmore Riley’s Internship at FortWhyte Farms: Meet Mawata

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