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Category: Government

Senate Appointments Cycle

The Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments (Advisory Board) is looking for assistance in identifying high-calibre Canadians who could serve in the Senate of Canada. The Advisory Board is a non-partisan body mandated to provide merit-based recommendations to the Prime Minister on Senate appointments. They are engaging with organizations across the country to ensure that...

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Update – Registry of Deeds

We have been advised by the Registry that, under the current Alert Level 2, access to the research area is by appointment only and is restricted to urgent requests such as conducting title searches for pending real property closings. In accordance with federal and provincial health guidelines for physical distancing, there is a limit of...

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News from IRCC

IRCC introduces epost Connect for refugee claimants and pre-removal risk assessment applicants In order to facilitate client services during the pandemic and beyond, IRCC will begin implementing the use of Canada Post’s epost Connect for select IRCC business lines affecting refugee claimants and pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) applicants. Epost Connect is an easy-to-use service that...

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Update – Public Prosecutions Division

The Public Prosecutions Division, Department of Justice and Public Safety advises that Crown Attorneys are actively reviewing prosecution matters and communicating with defence counsel to identify matters that can reasonably be expected to proceed in a virtual “courtroom”. The Public Prosecutions Division also invites all counsel and accused persons to contact Public Prosecutions with respect.

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Law Society Rule 18 – Witnessing, Commissioning and Notarizing Documents Via Audio-Visual Communication

We have been advised that the Temporary Alternate Witnessing of Documents Act has received Royal Assent. As a result, it is now in force along with Law Society Rule 18. Benchers have approved Law Society Rule 18 – Witnessing, Commissioning and Notarizing Documents Via Audio-Visual Communication, and Law Society Form 18. Members are required to...

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Update – Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Act

For your information, please find attached a copy of the Gazette published today. You will note that it includes: Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Order issued pursuant to section 6 of the Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Act and which addresses retroactive variation of deadlines in the Limitations Act, Family Law Act and Human Rights...

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Updates – NL Labour Relations Board

The Board would like to provide updates about several recent developments. Any questions related to these or any other general inquiries should be addressed to the Secretary to the Chair using the contact information below. COVID-19 OPERATIONS The Board continues to provide its services on a remote basis as outlined in a Notice that was...

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