Is the Civil-Law Right to Examine the Declarant of a Sworn Statement Transposable to Disciplinary Law?

The facts of this case are fairly straightforward. A disciplinary complaint alleging 18 separate offences (the “Complaint”) was filed by Mtre Annick Normandin, the assistant syndic of the Chambre des notaires (the “Complainant”) against a notary, Mtre De Barros (the “Respondent”), accompanied by Mtre Normandin’s sworn statement, as required by section 127 of the Professional Code.

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Drafting a Mediation Clause: Important Factors to Consider

Mediation is now a well established legal practice. The ambit of the mediation process is no longer confined to traditional contexts, and its usefulness in civil and commercial matters is widely acknowledged. Whether the parties’ intention to take part in mediation is rooted in monetary considerations, a desire for procedural flexibility or confidentiality concerns, mediation has several undeniable advantages.

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Why an Employer Should Review Its Internal Policies in Light of Bill C-45?

This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily website published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. on June 11, 2018.
Despite the approaching entry into force of Bill C-45 legalizing the use of recreational cannabis in Canada, a recent publication by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) concluded that a majority of employers have not yet addressed and evaluated their internal policies and practices with respect to substance abuse in the workplace.

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