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Messages from Justice Canada

Justice Canada has developed a family violence identification and response tool. The draft tool will be circulated in the coming weeks for feedback from the law societies. Further details may be found below; and Bill C-78, which amends federal family law legislation, will be coming into force March 2021 (delayed from July 2020 due to...

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Update – Labour Relations Board

The Labour Relations Board has been monitoring public health measures taken in Newfoundland and Labrador and in other provinces to combat the spread of COVID-19. As the situation changes and with the second wave well underway in Canada, the Board recognizes the importance of continuing to adjust its operations to ensure the safety of the...

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Notice – Quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission Begins Inquiry

The quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission has begun its inquiry into the adequacy of the salaries and benefits paid to federally-appointed judges and to prothonotaries of the Federal Court. The Commission welcomes comments from the public. A Notice setting out filing deadlines and directions for parties wishing to send in submissions can be found...

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Fees – City of St. John’s

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2021, the following fee for service changes will take effect for the City of St. John’s Legal Department: Service Item Total Cost with HST Quit Claim Deed $287.50 Letter of Tolerance $230.00 Freehold Deed (admin fee only) $575.00 As well, the Request for Tax Certificate Information form has...

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