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In Memoriam: The Honourable Stewart McInnes, P.C., LL.D., Q.C., LL.B., FCI Arb
October  5, 2015

“Stewart McInnes was highly regarded as a lawyer and a political leader.  He was a good friend and colleague to many people at the firm, and he will be missed.”   Stewart was a partner with McInnes Cooper from 1961 to 1999, during which time he appeared before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, the

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Jack Graham re-elected to board of directors for ITF
September 30, 2015

Halifax Partner, Jack Graham, QC, was recently re-elected to the board of directors for the International Tennis Federation for a fourth term. The ITF is the world governing body for the sport of Tennis and Jack became the first Canadian to hold a spot on the board when he was originally elected in 2009.   Congratulations

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Syria Crisis. Helping you Help
September 23, 2015

Help is needed immediately on other shores.  We are finding ways to help  - and to help you help.    Requirements include: emergency medical care and basic health services; psychological support; temporary shelter; food; and other urgently needed items. A financial donation is the best way to provide help to those in need right now.

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Hugh Wright re-elected as Chair of Board of Directors of ACPM
September 22, 2015

McInnes Cooper would ilke to congratulate Hugh Wright on being re-elected as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Assocation of Canadian Pension Management. Hugh’s re-election was recently announced at the national conference held in Kelowna, BC.  The Chair is selected by the fellow board members each year and this year will mark the

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Wylie Spicer interviewed with CBC International
September 17, 2015

Calgary partner Wylie Spicer, QC, was recently interviewed on CBC International with regards to Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Canada being on the hook for millions of dollars in royalties.  At the moment there is no plan set in place for payment of the royalities.

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Tara Erskine receives 2015 Heenan Ross Award
September 14, 2015

McInnes Cooper would like to congratulate labour and employment partner Tara Erskine on being awarded the Heenan Ross award on September 12 at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers. The award was made in recognition of Tara’s efforts as a founding director and officer of the association in 2003 and

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Counsel Wylie Spicer authors paper published by University of Calgary’s The School of Public Policy about UNCLOS Tax on Offshore Oil
September  3, 2015

The University of Calgary’s The School of Public Policy today released a paper authored by McInnes Cooper Counsel Wylie Spicer QC that examines the legal basis on which Canada could be on the hook for millions for a tax  on Canada’s offshore oil and gas reserves under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The

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David Fraser interviewed regarding Ashley Madison Data Dump
August 25, 2015

Privacy lawyer David Fraser was interviewed on Friday August 21st on CTV News Channel regarding the Ashley Madison data dump and speaks further on internet privacy breach and the upcoming class actions being filed.   View the complete interview on CTV News Channel.

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McInnes Cooper Lawyers named in Best Lawyers ® and Lawyer of the Year 2016
August 25, 2015

McInnes Cooper is very pleased to have 94 of our lawyers mentioned in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016. Best Lawyers ® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey (more than 41,000 leading lawyers cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas).   View a copy of the full list of our

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David Fraser quoted in article investigating the deep internet
August  6, 2015

Halifax privacy lawyer, David Fraser, was recently quoted in an online article with Vice News regarding the Canadian Federal Police investing in software that will explore the deepest parts of the internet.   David is quoted saying: “The complicated thing is what do they do when they get there and what do they do with

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McInnes Cooper Law Students are top fundraisers at Lawn Summer Nights
July 31, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to annouce that the student team who participated in the Halifax event of Lawn Summer Nights was 6th in the list of top fundraisers in Canada.   Lawn Summer Nights, which started in 2009, has raised over $1 million dollars for cystic fibrosis.   The McInnes Cooper team, which consisted of

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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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