Changes to the Competition Act: What employers need to know

On June 23, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, and other measures (the “BIA”) received Royal Assent. The BIA was the subject of Bill C-19, which was introduced on April 7, 2022, and contains a series of amendments to the Competition Act (the “Act”). While those amendments are significant, they are just a first step in modernizing Canada’s competition regime as announced by the Canadian government in the winter of 2022.

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A job for life: Not just for laughs!

In a decision dated July 13 of this year, Justice Marc Saint-Pierre of the Quebec Superior Court ordered that an employee who had been guaranteed a job “for life” by his employer be reinstated (Gloutnay v. Rozon, 2022 QCCS 2578).

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The analytical framework specific to seizure before judgment: distinction with the debate on the merits of the case

On December 15, 2021, in Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation v. Seweha, the Quebec Court of Appeal reiterated that in matters of seizure before judgment, the analysis of the sufficiency of the allegations must be based on the allegations contained in the affidavit submitted in support of the seizure, and not on the allegations contained in the statement of claim.

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