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Unsolicited: The Blog

The legal world can be tough to navigate – even for lawyers! But understanding your rights is the first step towards protecting them. That’s why we’ve launched Unsolicited, Goldblatt Partners LLP’s blog.

On Unsolicited, we’ll break down the basics on the various areas of law that we practice, and provide commentary on important legal issues.

And, because we’re lawyers, we have to add that these blog posts are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. If you want to know more or need advice, feel free to contact us.

If you’re looking for information and blog posts on issues related to COVID-19, you can find them here.

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I got the job! Now what?

Geetha Philipupillai explains the basics of employment contracts for non-unionized employees and why getting legal advice is often worth it.

October 14, 2021
Geetha Philipupillai

Federal Court Sides with First Nations Children and Upholds Human Rights Rulings

In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has ordered the federal government to pay $40,000 to Indigenous children removed from their homes in the child welfare system and to their caregivers. Rye Dutton takes us through the Court’s decision.

October 7, 2021

Does Canada’s privacy legislation apply to Google’s search engine?

Have you ever googled yourself? Of course you have! But have you ever wondered if there’s anything that you can do about what you saw? Anna Hulchanski and Natai Shelsen look at whether the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can investigate complaints regarding Google search results.

October 6, 2021
Natai Shelsen

A Settler’s Reflections on Orange Shirt Day: Reconciliation as awareness, acceptance, apology, atonement and action

Natai Shelsen reflects on the meaning of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and considers how we, as settlers, can engage in the process of reconciliation.

September 30, 2021
Natai Shelsen

Section 35 rights may extend to Indigenous peoples outside of Canada

Indigenous persons who are not Canadian citizens and who do not reside in Canada can exercise constitutionally protected Aboriginal rights. Darryl Korell takes us through the Supreme Court’s expansive interpretation of section 35 rights in R. v. Desautel.

September 29, 2021
Darryl Korell

Who regulates pension plans and how?

Doug LeFaive of our pension team tells us the basics of pension plan regulation rules in Canada, with a focus on Ontario.

September 22, 2021
Doug LeFaive