On October 19, 2022, British Columbia’s Minister of Health introduced “Bill 36 – 2022: Health Professions and Occupations Act.” If it becomes law, this statute will replace the Health Professions… Read More
Authors: Sharon Au, Teresa Holmes
The Supreme Court of Canada recently clarified that an insurer with no prior knowledge of a policy breach may later deny coverage once the breach has been discovered.
Trial… Read More
The pandemic has brought about an increased focus on the work that people do, and in particular, where they can do the work. The Alberta Government recently proposed Bill 49, the Labour Mobility Act,… Read More
A recent Alberta Court of Appeal case serves as a warning to professional regulatory bodies about the hazards of adding new allegations after a hearing has begun.
Alsaadi v. Alberta College of Pharmacy involves a pharmacist who accessed… Read More
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recognized the tort of “public disclosure of private facts” in Alberta, in ES v Shillington, 2021 ABQB 739 (“Shillington”). New torts are rarely recognized… Read More
The ability to effectively promote and market your pharmacy and its services is fundamental to maintaining and growing a successful business. Where pharmacies diverge from other industries is that, in… Read More
Strom v Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association, 2020 SKCA 112
Social media raises complex and challenging issues for all professional regulators. Professional regulators must maintain dignity, civility and professionalism among their members –… Read More
On April 3, 2020 the government of Manitoba announced additional measures to support the province’s fight against COVID-19 including various measures to help provide tax relief for Manitobans.
The province announced… Read More
Authors: Eleanor Olszewski, Q.C., Sharon Au
With the legalization of cannabis in Canada, professional regulators in the health-care industry can expect to see a rise in cannabis-related issues in disciplinary cases.
Recently,… Read More
In Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation v. Alberta, 2018 ABQB 262, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench confirmed that province’s Aboriginal Consultation Office (“ACO”) must be procedurally fair to First Nations… Read More