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Training Webinars for Criminal Justice Professionals

In the coming weeks Public Safety Canada will host a series of training symposiums for criminal justice professionals via webinar. Please find below the final agenda with a list of topics and presenters for each session. Those interested can register for the sessions by emailing nerlande.simplice@canada.ca. A link will be sent a few days prior...

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French Language Survey and directory of French-speaking Lawyers

Currently, French is the native language of 5,930 individuals in Newfoundland and Labrador. However, many factors limit the access that these individuals have to legal services in their first language. One of these factors is a lack of awareness of French-speaking legal professionals. In order to improve access to French-language legal services in the province,...

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Message from Justice Canada

Bill C-78, which amends federal family law legislation, will be coming into force March 2021 (delayed from July 2020 due to the pandemic). Justice Canada has prepared related online training tools and resources on these amendments. For Professionals Online Training Courses The Department of Justice Canada is developing a series of online courses about the...

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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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Online Training Courses and PLEI Resources Concerning the Amendments to Federal Family Law Legislation

The Department of Justice Canada has been developing online training courses, professional training materials and Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) resources concerning the recent amendments to federal family law legislation. The majority of the Divorce Act amendments will come into force on March 1, 2021. For Professionals Online Training Courses The Department of Justice...

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Service Canada – Re-opening of online biometrics appointment tool

Please be advised that Service Canada has re-opened the online biometrics scheduling tool as of November 30, 2020 and will no longer be calling clients to schedule appointments. The appointment system is now live and IRCC’s website has been updated to reflect this change. Attached is the push notification that representatives may have received. Please...

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Review – Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA) is currently under a statutory review. The Minister of Justice and Public Safety appointed the Honourable David B. Orsborn as a committee of one to conduct the review. Chair Orsborn has indicated that a number of public body representatives have raised the issue of...

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