Canadian Lawyer

April 2021

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CONTENTS CONNECT WITH US Got a story or suggestion, or just want to find out some more information? @canlawmag CHECK IT OUT ONLINE CANADIANLAWYERMAG.COM 2 UPFRONT 01 Editor's desk While the economic impacts of closing our borders may be obvious, other long- term effects are less visible 04 News analysis Open courts are still far from reality despite Zoom trials allowing easier access to the public and media 06 Prairies update Manitoba man with disability can appeal being forced to go on Old Age Pension at 65 08 Ontario update Decision will impact hundreds of not- criminally-responsible accused caught in limbo due to COVID restrictions 10 Ottawa update Diversity expectations may be at an all- time high for Supreme Court of Canada candidates FEATURES 38 Legal report Appellate court decisions show a need for clear and unambiguous language in order to remove employee protections 46 Communication Good internal communication fosters a strong culture, improves collaboration, streamlines results and can even improve morale OPINION 15 Marketing Investing in client experience and not raising rates will strengthen the legal marketplace in a time of hardship 48 Back page Bystander intervention is key to ending workplace discrimination and harassment 12 COVER STORY IMMIGRATION COVID-19 has made the path to Canadian immigration a bit bumpy 17 SPECIAL REPORT FEMALE TRAILBLAZERS Legal leaders discuss current challenges for women and help set the agenda for change PROFILE CROSS EXAMINED Lisa Bildy's StopSOP fight and lockdown challenges have brought her views to the entire profession SPONSORED CONTENT LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT Constructive dismissal, mandatory vaccines top of mind as pandemic continues 16 42 Sponsored by Langlois Lawyers SPONSORED CONTENT HEALTH AND SAFETY Human rights and privacy issues regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace 28 Sponsored by Sherrard Kuzz LLP CANADIAN LAW EXCELLENCE AWARDEES, P30

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