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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How much is 'unconscionable'? Why a 2009 decision is suddenly relevant again in high-stakes Ontario separation cases

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post The financial fallout from COVID-19 is being felt far and wide, but for some Ontario couples who separated before the pandemic hit, the consequences c...
Aug 17, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission Launched Today

Lisa Corrente and David M. Golden Today, the Provincial Government launched an independent commission to investigate the spread of COVID-19 within long-term care homes, including how r...
Jul 29, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

No Free Lunch: Global Privacy Regulators Set Expectations of Video Teleconference Providers

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer While the availability of videoconferencing technology has been a salvation for many given the challenges of working remotely during the COVID-19 pand...
Jul 27, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How the closed Canada-U.S. border affects binational families

Adam N. Black Special to Financial Post The COVID-19 curve continues to flatten in Canada, while the rate of infection is soaring in the United States. Over the past week, Canadians have see...
Jul 13, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Insurance and Healthcare Considerations

Cody F. Dolgay The Canadian health and long term care industries have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. It would appear that this has not gone unnoticed by ins...
Jul 8, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brave New World: A Lawyer’s Suggestions for Dentists in the COVID-19 Era

Neil M. Abramson Oral Health In merely a few short months, life as we know it has changed dramatically. Since the beginning of the COVID‑19 pandemic, the way in which we do virtua...
Jun 29, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ontario Pauses Commercial Evictions

Kenneth Beallor On June 17, 2020, the Ontario government passed the Protecting Small Business Act, temporarily halting or reversing evictions of commercial tenants an...
Jun 19, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Creating a Plan to Reopen Your Physical Workplace

Dania Mastrorillo and Taryn Meyer On June 8, 2020, the Ontario government announced its plan to progress to Stage 2 of reopening the province of Ontario amid the coronavirus pandemic (...
Jun 17, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Business Considerations for Companies Reopening During COVID-19

Reena Rosenwald As the Province of Ontario continues the process of reopening, businesses are beginning to resume operations. Companies are facing significant uncerta...
Jun 5, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Temporary Pandemic Pay Order Issued Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 241/20

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel On April 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it would be providing frontline employees with temporary pandemic pay in recognition of th...
Jun 2, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Temporary Relief for Employers – New Employment Standards Regulation

Daniel Pugen On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Ontario Regulation 228/20 (the “Regulation”) that amends the Ontario Employment St...
Jun 1, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dentistry in the COVID Era: How to Stay Safe and Stay in Practice

Neil M. Abramson Oral Health The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the ways in which society operates as a whole. For the time being, large public gatherings ar...
May 29, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CRA Provides Guidance on International Income Tax Issues Raised by COVID-19

Ted Citrome and Aaron Swartzman COVID-19 has resulted in Canada and other governments around the world imposing restrictions on international travel (“Travel Restrictions”). The Cana...
May 27, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to know about getting support payments varied during the pandemic

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post A global recession, soaring unemployment rates and an uncertain timeline for recovery are among the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. In...
May 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: More News for Charities and Not-For-Profit Corporations

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby There have been some recent announcements by the federal and Ontario governments that impact charities and not-for-profit corporations. Of note for Ca...
May 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bill 191 - Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act (Presumption Respecting COVID-19), 2020

Gillian Howe On May 19, 2020, Bill 191, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act (Presumption Respecting COVID-19), 2020 (“Bill 191”), was introduced in th...
May 25, 2020
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COVID-19 Prompts Another Examination into Long-Term Care

David M. Golden and Lisa Corrente Today, the Ontario government announced that it is launching an independent Commission into the province’s long-term care system. According to the Mi...
May 19, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Judge cuts bus driver's parenting time — and orders it take place outside — due to COVID-19 risks

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post Over the last two months, several urgent family law matters have proceeded before courts across Canada notwithstanding the significant suspension of c...
May 13, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Chiropractors and COVID-19 – Advertising Complaints are on the Rise

Robert Barbiero While many sectors in Ontario are closed as a result of COVID-19, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (the “CCO”) continues to diligently regulate...
May 11, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lawyering in the time of pandemic

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In July ​I wrote a column for Canadian Lawyer in which I argued that, as a basic tenet of our profession, Canadian lawyers should actually be required...
May 7, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Practicing Pharmacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know

Lindsay Kantor In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many elements of healthcare have been forcibly put on hold. However, ensuring that all members of the public hav...
May 4, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ontario Provides Employers With Workplace Safety Guidelines As Workplaces Prepare To Re-Open

Shreya Patel On April 30, 2020, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the Health and Safety Associations have released best ...
May 4, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UPDATE: Prime Minister announces partnerships with provinces and territories to deliver the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for small businesses

Kenneth Beallor Further to Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement on April 17, 2020, of a program for rent relief for small businesses in Canada, this morning addition...
May 1, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Single-Employer Order Issued for Congregate Care Settings

Shreya Patel Similar to the Single-Employer Emergency Order for long term care and retirement homes, the Ontario Government has issued a new single-employer emerge...
May 1, 2020
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