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Coronavirus Leaves (ON)

On March 19, 2020, Ontario’s Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020 (the “Emergency ESA”) received Royal Assent. These amendments particularly impact the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”)’s…

To My Peer VolunteerS

We could have made this post about collaboration, teamwork, generousity, joint effort, and/or the impact of volunteering in Canada, but I prefer that the example speaks for itself. It’s been…

Holiday Drinking and Social Host Liability

As the holidays approach, it is important to be aware of your legal responsibilities as a host when serving alcohol at your home. For many years, the Supreme Court of…

Are You Still Curious About Coaching?

If you Google ‘Business Coaching’, you’ll likely get more than 7,000,000 hits. ‘Career Coaching’: 2,8M. ‘Life coaching’: 20M.  ‘[Blank] coach’ seems to be a thing.  Particularly, after all sport coaches…

Substance or Form: Are Burritos Wraps?

Most people would never think of this question as a legal one, but in a recent 2018 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (2432714 Ontario Inc. v. Heffner…

♪♫ CBER Claus Is Coming to Town♫♪

The blog post Was the Law Practice Program invented by Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison? invited us to shift the discussion about lawyering (business or calling) to the “somehow” of…

Overcoming Disenfranchisement

I watched a documentary a few days ago on a well-known Canadian artist by the name of William Kurelek. A first generation Canadian, with a domineering Ukrainian father that insisted…