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McInnes Cooper Privacy Lawyer David Fraser on Workplace Privacy Issues
March 25, 2015

Read what McInnes Cooper’s Privacy lawyer David Fraser says about privacy issues in the workplace in Lexpert’s February 2015 article, “Privacy Matters”. 

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McInnes Cooper Privacy Lawyer David Fraser quoted in two news articles about privacy issues
March 24, 2015

McInnes Cooper Privacy lawyer David Fraser was recently quoted in two national articles involving privacy issues.   The first was an article released by Global News involving the distribution of personalinformation of 2,000 Liberal Party members by a candidate for the party’s nomination. This lead to the candidate stepping down, however, was it a violation under the Privacy Act? Read

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Privacy Breach Class Action Update. Privacy Commissioner says Health Canada violated privacy laws
March 16, 2015

Commissioner: Health Canada violated privacy laws by disclosing personal health information of over 40,000 Canadians    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has completed its investigation of Health Canada’s privacy breach affecting over 40,000 licensees of the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP), concluding that Health Canada violated federal privacy laws.    In November

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Associate Amanda Nash quoted in Ottawa Citizen regarding forced medical retirement decision
March 13, 2015

A recent decision by the Federal Court regarding forced medical retirement means that the Treasury Board policy on medical retirement could face scrutiny by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to determine if it discriminates against people with disabilities.   Amanda Nash represents Cecilia Carroll, who was working for Service Canada in St. John’s, N.L., and leads a complaint

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Happy International Women’s Day. Making it happen @ McInnes Cooper
March  5, 2015

For generations we’ve benefited from extraordinary women who, day after day, put their heart and soul into making a real impact on our lives, careers and communities. Women’s vision and energy is doing nothing less than changing the world.   On March 8th, we thank and celebrate the women who are making it happen at

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Two prominent NS lawyers joining McInnes Cooper as partners
March  3, 2015

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce that two reputable Nova Scotia lawyers are joining the firm as partners – Sarah Campbell and Brian Awad.    Sarah Campbell has been practising with a prominent Truro law firm since 2001, which included her leadership of the firm’s corporate / commercial practice group.  Over the course of her

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Happy New Year
February 13, 2015

Happy New Year, Gung Hay Fat Choy and Gong Xi Fa Cai, from everyone at McInnes Cooper.

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McInnes Cooper to Support NS Entrepreneurs Through Pro Bono Partnership With CEED
February 10, 2015

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) and McInnes Cooper are taking action to reduce the financial burden for entrepreneurs by providing access to pro bono legal advice.   Earlier today, CEED and McInnes Cooper announced a partnership developed to help reduce barriers to legal services by providing eligible CEED clients with access to

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McInnes Cooper files class action for disabled veterans denied benefits due to alleged flawed and unfair process
February  6, 2015

HALIFAX – McInnes Cooper lawyer Daniel Wallace has filed a Notice of Application with the Federal Court, Halifax, on January 19, 2015 on behalf of disabled military veteran Fernand Kenney of Quebec. By launching this proposed class proceeding, Mr. Kenney asks the Court to review of the Government’s decision to deny him long-term disability benefits

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Peter Driscoll Wins Benchmark Canada’s Atlantic Litigator of the Year 2015
February  6, 2015

McInnes Cooper congratulates Peter Driscoll on winning the Benchmark Canada 2015 Atlantic Litigator of the Year award for the second year running. Lawyers from across the country were recognized for important litigation matters, in particular their work involving cases which set important precedents or whose verdicts involve notably high dollar amounts.   Peter is a McInnes Cooper Partner

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Dan Wallace featured in CTV News article regarding new veteran class action
February  5, 2015

Halifax Counsel Dan Wallace was recently mentioned in a CTV News article regarding a new class action being proposed by Canadian Forces veterans against the federal government to win long-term benefits they are being denied. This suit is coming after the 2013 landmark Manuge settlement on which Dan acted as co-counsel.   Read more on

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Daniel Wallace Wins Zöe Odei Young Lawyer’s Award
January 29, 2015

Congratulations to McInnes Cooper lawyer Dan Wallace on winning the 2015 Zöe Odei Young Lawyer’s Award. The award was established by the CBA in 2003 to honour and recognize a young lawyer’s distinguished or exceptional service to the Canadian Bar Association and the community or charitable causes.    Dan was co-counsel for Dennis Manuge and over 7,500

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Muskrat Falls/Maritime Link/Labrador Link Project named one of Lexpert’s Big Deals for 2014
January  8, 2015

Recently Lexpert Magazine released their list of big deals for 2014. The $5-Billion global bond financing of Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Facility and Labrador-Island Transmission Link, which is to be built on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador, was named number 4 amongst the top 10. McInnes Cooper acted as lead counsel for Nalcor Energy

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McInnes Cooper Privacy Lawyer David Fraser quoted in Globe & Mail article about privacy of court case information
January  5, 2015

McInnes Cooper Privacy lawyer David Fraser was recently quoted in the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business article about a Romanian website that copied hundreds of court cases from Canadian website CanLII  - including names and personal information that show up in a Google search.   Read what David had to say and the full article here.

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Congratulations to our Six New Partners
December 30, 2014

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrienne Mercer, Beth McGrath, Chris Keirstead, Chris King, Ian Dunbar, and James MacDuff as partners.   Based in St. John’s, Beth has a diverse practice ranging from corporate and business law and banking and financial services to energy and natural resources. Adrienne practices in the corporate, tax and energy

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