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McInnes Cooper successful in appeal brought forward by Canadian Association for Free Expression
July 30, 2015

McInnes Cooper was successful in acting for the Respondent in an appeal brought forward by the Canadian Association for Free Expression. In the appeal decision Justice Deschênes, Justice Quigg and Justice Green agreed with the application judge’s original decision to invalidate a residual bequest from the Estate of Harry Robert McCorkill to the beneficiary, National

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Federal Court certifies privacy class action by Medical Marihuana patients against Health Canada
July 28, 2015

The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class action commenced on behalf of more than 40,000 medical Marihuana licensees alleging that Health Canada violated their privacy.   In November 2013, Health Canada sent notices to over 40,000 participants of the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP) to advise of changes to regulations governing the use

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Gary Scales recognized for years of service to United Way PEI
July 28, 2015

Prince Edward Island Regional Lead Partner Gary Scales was honoured this week for his volunteer board work with the United Way PEI. Gary has sat on the board as a Director for the last 6 years.   Congratulations Gary on this wonderful honour.

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Michelle Awad named one of Benchmark’s Top 25 Female Litigators in Canada
July 22, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to congratulate Partner Michelle Awad, QC on being named one of Benchmark’s Top 25 Female Litigators in Canada.   Michelle, who is appearing on this list for the second year in a row, was also voted 2014 Halifax Insurance lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer and voted Female Litigator of the

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McInnes Cooper celebrates Halifax Pride 2015
July 16, 2015

As part of our partnership with Halifax Pride, members of the business  community joined us for lunch and networking to kick off Halifax Pride Week celebrations. Our firm believes that a workplace rich in diversity inspires our team to realize their full potential and enhances our ability to deliver exceptional services our clients. Words shared at today’s event by Charlottetown lawyer Ryan Baxter demonstrate that it is our people who

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Ray Ivany named Person of the Year
July 15, 2015

McInnes Cooper would like to congratulate Ray Ivany on being named the Halifax Chamber of Commerce 2015 Person of the Year.   Ray, who currently serves as President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia University and is also the author of the Ivany Report, also received this honour in 2004.   Congratulations Ray!   Read the full

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Atlantic Canadian Pride @ McInnes Cooper
July 13, 2015

McInnes Cooper is committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment that values, respects and supports the different perspectives, cultures and experiences of our clients and our people. We believe that providing a workplace rich in diversity inspires all members of our team to realize their full potential and enhances our ability to deliver innovative and

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John O’Dea named NLCA Patron of the Arts
July  9, 2015

McInnes Cooper is pleased to congratulate John O’Dea on being named the NLCA Patron of the Arts for 2015.   This award, given to a person, business or organization, recognizes an ongoing commitment to the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador through innovative, community, or sustained support of artistic activity.   Congratulations John!   Read a

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Cheryl Hodder hosts Ambassador of Sweden to Canada
July  2, 2015

Honorary Consul of Sweden and Halifax Partner Cheryl Hodder will be hosting His Excellency Per Ola Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada on his trip to Halifax this week.   The Ambassador is visiting Halifax from July 1st to 5th and will be travelling throughout the region. He will meet with Mayor Mike Savage as well as Premier Stephen

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McInnes Cooper Privacy Lawyer David Fraser on data breach disclosure in TechVibes
June 27, 2015

Privacy lawyer David Fraser was recently quoted in an article in TechVibes online in regards to the new law being introduced which requires business to disclose data breaches.   Read a full copy of the article on TechVibes.

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Ann Marie McDonald appointed judge to the Federal Court
June 26, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to congratulate Ann Marie McDonald on being appointed to the Federal Court of Canada.   Madam Justice McDonald first joined McInnes Cooper in 2000 and currently serves as Deputy Managing Partner based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is replacing Mr. Justice R.T. Hughes, who elected to become a supernumerary judge, effective September

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Gavin Giles, QC awarded the Order of Red Cross
June 22, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to congratulate Halifax partner Gavin Giles on being awarded the Order of Red Cross. Gavin currently serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Red Cross Society and was first elected to the board as a member in 2010.  Gavin has dedicated over 14 years of service.   In addition Gavin

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David Eaton awarded Distinguished Service Award
June 15, 2015

St. John’s Partner, David Eaton was awarded the Newfoundland and Labrador Gordon M. Sterling Distinguished Service Award this past weekend. The award is handed out in recognition of distinguished service to the community and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.   Congratulations David on this remarkable honour.  

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Congratulations Colin MacDonald, inducted into the NS Business Hall of Fame
June  5, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to congratulate Colin MacDonald on being inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.   Colin  was inducted at the event hosted by Junior Achievement where $273,000 was raised for JA.   Watch Colin’s (“The Claw”)  introduction video or read a copy of the press release from Junior Achievement.    

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McInnes Cooper honours the memory of fallen RCMP officers
June  4, 2015

McInnes Cooper honours the memories and the sacrifice of Constable David Ross, Constable Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Constable Douglas James Larche of Moncton who gave their lives in the line of duty one year ago, and of all RCMP officers who have done so.     New Brunswick RCMP extended thanks to Canadians in Moncton

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