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Employment Law for Employees
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The Pandemic May Not Automatically Frustrate Employment Contracts
What is Frustration of Contract? Contract frustration occurs when a contractual obligation can no longer be performed, with no fault[...]
Personal Injury
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Jessica Fullerton on CTV's Ask the Experts
Personal Injury lawyer Jessica Fullerton joins CTV’s Ask the Experts to answer view questions about social host liability when it[...]
Estates Law
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Avery Yandt on CTV's Ask the Experts
Estates lawyer Avery Yandt joins CTV’s Ask the Experts to answer view questions about estate planning, Will disputes, and Power[...]
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#ComeBackDowntown613 Campaign
Between pandemic shutdowns and recent protests, downtown Ottawa businesses have been through an incredibly challenging two years. Although protests have[...]
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Crypto Confusion and Misuse of Mareva Injunctions
On February 17, the Plaintiffs in the widely reported Ottawa “Freedom Convoy” class action obtained a Mareva injunction freezing assets. [...]
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Update on Canada's immigration response to the situation in Ukraine
  In late 2015 Canada introduced Operation Syrian Refugees as Canada’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Now, with[...]

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