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  • Pursuing previous owners of real property for the cost of environmental remediation

    - Almost everywhere in Canada, vacant parcels of land sit idle because they, at one time, hosted a gas station or auto repair shop that resulted in soil or groundwater contamination. The shop is long since gone, but the contamination is there to stay. Existing owners find themselves with the prospect of a hefty bill to clean up the site, so they decide to let sleeping dogs lie and hope the regulator does not come knocking with a remediation order. Read more…

  • Lawyer Profile: Anita Southall

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  • Lawyer Profile: Stuart J. Blake

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  • Travel insurance and the million-dollar baby

    - The recent media reports caught our eye. If you travel internationally, you may have noticed them too. After giving birth to a baby girl nine weeks prematurely in Hawaii, Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel and her husband Darren Kimmel, of Humboldt Saskatchewan, were denied travel health and medical coverage by their travel insurer, Saskatchewan Blue Cross (“SBC”), and saddled with a $950,000 hospital bill. Their situation highlights the importance of knowing what is covered and what is not when you buy... Read more…

  • The aging workforce: What employers need to know

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  • Animal copyright? This litigation is no “monkey business”

    - David Slater is a professional photographer. In or around 2011, Mr. Slater left a camera unattended in the Tangkoko Reserve on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. A monkey, more specifically a six-year-old crested macaque called Naruto, came upon the camera and took a number of photographs. One of the photographs was a “selfie.” The selfie was posted on the Internet and became a sensation. Read more…

  • Financial healthcare for travellers abroad

    - Bob and Jane are both in their early 70s. In 2008, with a downturn in the American economy and the relative strength of the loonie (the good old days), they purchased a condo in Phoenix. Read more…

  • Keeping up with CASL.

    - Just over one year ago, on July 1, 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) came into force. (For more background on CASL, please read “Canada's new anti-spam law (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014: What does it mean for you and your business?”). The legislation was introduced to purportedly protect Canadians and Canadian businesses from spam. The legislation has compelled organizations across the country to take a look a closer look at how they use technology to communicate and pro... Read more…

  • Recent amendments to Canada’s private-sector privacy legislation: What does it mean for your business?

    - On June 18, 2015, Canada’s Digital Privacy Act came into force, implementing amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Canada’s federal privacy legislation that regulates the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by private-sector organizations. Read more…

  • Lawyer Profile: Sven T. Hombach

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