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    On November 2, 2018, Rakeem Anderson, a Black Nova Scotian, was stopped by police at a random motor vehicle checkpoint. Otherwise known to Black folks as DWB (Driving While Black), the “routine traffic stop” ended with Anderson’s arrest after a pat-down body search revealed he was carrying a loaded .22 calibre revolver in his waistband.

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    Elias Restaurant is a Black Canadian family-owned and operated business, with a clientele of mainly Afro-Caribbean customers.

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    On January 1, 2021, the federal government enacted legislation and implemented regulations to amend the Canada Labour Code (the Code).

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    In May 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) Regulation under the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”).

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    A condominium Declaration is a collection of documents that allow a condominium corporation to be formed and explains what a condo owner's common elements are and how much they'll pay for their maintenance.

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    In Ontario, the vaccination campaign is well underway. In our recent webinar, a common question that was asked was whether an employer could force an employee to get vaccinated. Click here to watch the webinar that deals with that question.

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    Earlier this year, Walker Law published an article on its website discussing Bhasin v Hrynew; a case from the Supreme Court of Canada which is the highest court in the country.

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    Last year, in celebration of our firm’s tenth anniversary, we provided a list of the top ten new laws that would be affecting Ontarians.

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    The recent case Elias Restaurant v Keele Sheppard Plaza Inc., 2020 ONSC 5457 involved a commercial landlord-tenant dispute between a Black owned restaurant tenant and its plaza landlord. The Tenant, Elias Restaurant is owned by a Black married couple and serves African/Caribbean cultural food. It caters primarily, but not exclusively, to a Black community customer base. This use of the premises was completely consistent with the terms of the lease.

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    In our August 11, 2020 article, we previously wrote about the enforcement of residential evictions in Ontario, which were temporarily suspended at the outset of the pandemic. Resumption of residential evictions began on August 4, 2020. At the time that the temporary freeze on evictions came into effect, there were approximately 3,000 evictions in the City of Toronto (the “City”) that had been placed on hold. As enforcement of these back-logged evictions proceeds, there are serious concerns that mass evictions will occur, resulting in a wave of increased homelessness that the City must handle.

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