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
  • Sorry Doesn’t Have to Be the Hardest Word: BC’s Apology Act

    … colleague David Brown put it this way: “In my experience, a heartfelt apology allows people to take down their guard a little bit and focus on resolution.” So go ahead, act like a true Canadian and say “I’m sorry.” NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on the Kent Employment Law website in any form is for information purposes only…

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  • Secret Recordings: Legal, but ill advised?

    … By Fiona Anderson. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” United States president Donald Trump famously tweeted on May 12, 2017, days after firing Comey from his job as Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. If that was meant to silence Comey, it had…

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  • Aspect Structural Engineers: Building Employee Trust and Respect

    … throughout Canada, the USA and parts of Europe, Aspect Structural Engineers provides state-of-the-art structural engineering service with the personalized attention that comes from being a small, young firm. They aim to innovate, while always staying mindful of project schedules and budgets. In addition to general structural design, they perform feasibility…

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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)

    … in science” made possible by the pharmaceutical industry and also the high costs necessary to bring a new drug to market. Maybe so. We don’t deny either of those premises are true. But prices for the same drugs in Canada are often half of what they cost in the U.S. And why did companies such as Valeant and Mylan dramatically raise prices on certain…

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  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … the pharmaceutical industry. These include, “pay to delay,” off label use, illegal kickbacks and production or importation of adulterated / sub potent drugs. Each of these violations can be prosecuted under the False Claims Act. Pay to delay occurs when a pharmaceutical company with a drug coming off patent pays generic companies to stay out…

    Due Diligence- 33 readers -
  • 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”

    … Last month, Kent Employment Law lawyer, Trevor Thomas, was invited to the offices of SRK Consulting Canada to speak to members of the Engineering Human Resources Association. Trevor’s focus was on how employers can foster “sustainable employment” in the workplace through their employee contracts. Sustainable employment refers to an employment…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 26 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…

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