Additions to accounting standards for public sector entities such as municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals now require accounting for the remediation liabilities associated with “contaminated sites” that are no longer in active or productive use, and for which the entity is responsible, either as a result of legal or voluntary assumption of remediation obligations for the site. With the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year coming to a close, public sector entities may find themselves scrambling to take the steps necessary to meet the new requirements.
On December 19, 2019, in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, the Supreme Court of Canada redefined the nature and scope of judicial oversight of administrative action. The…Read More
In a recent case, the Quebec Supreme Court declared provisions in the Medically Assisted Suicide legislation to be in contravention of the Charter. The Court found the requirement that individuals…Read More
Bill Shores Q.C. spoke at the CBA Administrative, Labour and Employment Law Conference in Ottawa on November 8, 2019. Mr. Shores discussed the Supreme Court of Canada’s upcoming decisions on…Read More