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Q&A: Transgender employees and Manitoba workplaces

By Cynthia Lazar on September 25, 2017

This summer saw Winnipeggers take to the streets for the first time in a Transgender March and Rally as part of Pride – a sign of increasing efforts to bring political and public attention to trans rights. Since we had questions ourselves…

Exclusion of Medical Marijuana From Benefits Plan Contrary to Human Rights Act

By Cynthia Lazar on September 25, 2017

In Skinner v Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund, 2017 CanLII 3240, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry had to determine whether the Board of Trustees of his employee benefits fund violated Mr. Skinner’s rights under…

Married or Not – The Legalities of Living Together

By Sharon Kravetsky on July 11, 2017

Advice and Realities from a Family Lawyer The Pew Research Center reports that millennials are significantly less likely to be married than previous generations in their 20s.  In Manitoba, couples living together in a common law relationship can have rights…

Unregistered Mortgage Amending Agreements – FAQ

By Dan Ransom on May 25, 2017

As a result of recent developments at Land Titles relating to unregistered mortgage amending agreements, which were the subject of our recent article here, many Manitoba lenders have been reviewing their internal mortgage renewal and amendment processes. Some of these…