How the temporary foreign worker program is shaping Canada's underground economy

The "four-in-four-out" rule limits temporary foreign workers, or TFWs, to four years of working in Canada, after which they can't return for four years. So many workers are going underground.

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September 15, 2016

Payday loan industry dislikes title of NDP's 'Act to End Predatory Lending'

The payday loan industry was blindsided by Alberta's plan to introduce new legislation to regulate it, and isn't happy with the NDP government's contention that it practices "predatory lending."

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March 10, 2016

Canadian lawmakers urged to tighten rules related to criminal background checks

Disclosure of "non-conviction information" has reputation-shattering repercussions, report finds.

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May 20, 2014

Patchwork of Canadian laws creates confusion in determining parental rights for gay and lesbian parents

One of the biggest questions fertility lawyers have to grapple with is "who is a parent," says Sara Cohen, founder of Fertility Law Canada.

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September 26, 2013

Smartphone users face legal requirement for password protection

Passwords may soon be a legal requirement, particularly for smartphone and mobile device users.

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March 20, 2013