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On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

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Nicky Richmond delights in the enduring joys of Le Gavroche. I’ve got history with Le Gavroche. It has been the setting for my first grown-up lunch as a newly-qualified lawyer; a concluding dinner to a rather torrid but doomed romance; a poignant post-wedding dinner, with my late father (who had soufflé for starter and dessert); […]

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