Federal government releases Draft Action Plan to implement UNDRIP for public comment
On March 20, 2023, the Government of Canada released its Draft Action Plan to Implement the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“Draft Action Plan”) for public comment. … Read More
Waiting for NEXUS? Airport NEXUS enrolment centres finally reopen this spring
After being closed for almost a year, NEXUS enrolment centres in Canadian airports are set to reopen – although joint interviews with Canadian and U.S. border officers will no longer… Read More
Are rural municipalities required to reimburse councillors for legal fees?
A Recent Saskatchewan court decision provides clarity on whether rural municipalities are responsible for reimbursing a councillor’s legal fees for proceedings related to their role on council. On January 9, 2023… Read More
Increasing supply chain scrutiny: Are you ready for Canada’s modern slavery reporting requirements?
An act that would require companies across Canada to report on the measures they’re taking to guard against modern slavery in their supply chains is expected to soon become law. The… Read More
Feds offer funding for research on small modular reactors
Nuclear power will play a key role in achieving the Federal Government’s ambitious net zero targets – and organizations looking to deploy small modular reactors (SMRs) may qualify for funding. On… Read More
Is an employee’s repeated failure to participate in the accommodation process just cause for termination?
The duty to accommodate requires the employer, the union and the employee to cooperate. In Service Employees International Union - West v Wynyard CARRES Inc., the grievor claimed that she required… Read More
WorkSafe Saskatchewan releases 2023-2028 Fatalities and Serious Injuries Strategy
On March 13, 2023, WorkSafe Saskatchewan released the 2023-2028 Fatalities and Serious Injuries Strategy. The Strategy outlines key areas of focus for the next five years and includes some important… Read More
ESG disclosure rules for banks and insurers will have “significant” impact
The world is still waiting for internationally accepted standards on climate-related financial disclosures – but that hasn’t stopped Canada’s banking and insurance regulator from mandating ESG disclosure by the end… Read More