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Obligation to Accommodate and the Act Respecting Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases: the CSST and the CLP Now Have to Take Them Into Account

This past June 15, in the matter of Commission de la santé et de la sécurité au travail v. Caron, the Quebec Court of Appeal rendered a precedent-setting decision regarding the obligation of Quebec’s workers’ health and safety commission (the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, or CSST) and Quebec’s work-related injuries commission (the Commission des lésions professionnelles, or CLP) to examine, in a right-to-return-to-work situation, whether or not the employer has complied with its obligation of reasonable accommodation.

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The Finkelstein Case Demystified

This article first appeared in French as a blog-post on the website Conseiller.ca, and has been modified to account for the adjournment of the May 21, 2015 hearing.

Further to an adjournment on May 21, 2015, former lawyer Mitchell Finkelstein and four investment advisors have been summoned to a June 17, 2015 sentencing hearing before the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”).

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Guidelines for Preparing a Private Mediation Session

The coming into force of the new Code of Civil Procedure in the fall of this year will be a turning point regarding the use of private dispute prevention and resolution methods the parties. For example, the rules of procedure will now require the parties to consider making use of such methods prior to even instituting court proceedings. Among the options available is private mediation.

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