Canada /ˈkænədə/ is a country in North America consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. At 9.98 million square kilometres in total, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world's longest land border shared by the same two countries.The land that is now Canada has been inhabited for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French colonies were established on the region's Atlantic coast.
Posts about Canada
  • Secret Recordings: Legal, but ill advised?

    … to either prove or disprove a material fact have to be disclosed. And the definition of a document includes sound recordings. That’s the case even if the recording actually hurts the claim of the recording party. And if the recorder deleted the recording, negative inferences could be made. But recorders beware. The British Columbia Court…

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  • Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

    … By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own…

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  • Big Pharma Wants Your Hearts, Minds and Wallets (Pharma Whistleblower)

    … are one of the tens of thousands of people working in the industry or a healthcare provider, read on. You may be eligible for an award. False Claims Act and Pharma Whistleblower Awards The False Claims Act is a Civil War era anti-fraud law that is still on the books and more powerful than ever. Under the Act, whistleblowers with inside information…

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  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … a drug price suddenly skyrockets by 1000% or more. Americans pay the highest drug prices in the world. The same drugs you have in your medicine cabinet are often half the price in Canada. Yet last week, the Senate refused to endorse a measure to allow patients to get their drugs in Canada. Even liberal NJ Senator Cory Booker voted against it. Why…

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  • Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada?

    … David Brown, Lawyer. Probationary periods in employment… for something seeming so simple, they still cause a lot of confusion, and employees and employers alike are frequently mistaken about the legality of probationary periods and how they apply to the non-unionized worker. Employees who are terminated during probationary periods often accept…

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  • David Brown Presents at HRMA Legal Symposium, January 26, 2017

    … rapidly. All of this begs the question: what are the risks and challenges that cannabis presents to the workplace in a changing legislative and cultural landscape? Speaking at HRMA’s Legal Symposium in Vancouver on January 26, 2017, Lawyer David Brown will consider this question, and in particular issues such as measuring intoxication, human rights…

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  • How Employers Can Foster “Sustainable Employment”

    … relationship that is long-lasting and built on principles such as collaboration, transparency, and mutual benefit. The connection between sustainable employment and employment contracts derives from the concern for employee engagement: employers are increasingly searching for innovative ways to engage their employees. As Trevor explained, a well…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 25 readers -
  • Oil Patch Whistleblower Opportunities

    … that is somewhat idealistic in that not all countries follow the rules. The EU and Canada have already implemented similar measures. Payments that must be reported include taxes, royalties, licensing or other fees, in-kind payments, payments made to foreign officials and social responsibility payments. The new rules are part of the Securities Exchange Act…

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  • Erin Kizell to present at Startup Week Vancouver 2016

    … Top 4 Employment Law Issues for Start-ups September 28, 2016 at 2 pm The Profile, 1295 Johnson St, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada Erin Kizell will be speaking on the following topics: 1. Employees vs. independent contractors 2. Best practices for employment contracts 3. Overtime 4. Dismissing employees and how to calculate…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 13 readers -
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