Privacy Law Developments And Policies

At the end of 2023, two publications were issued that provide guidance on privacy issues. We bring this to your attention because it seems that every day there is something new on generative AI and as interesting to some as all this may be, privacy concerns cannot be overlooked.

Canadian Foreign Buyer Ban On Housing Extended To 2027

The federal government recently announced that it is extending its ban on foreign home purchasing in Canada until January 2027, two more years beyond the original expiry date of January 1, 2025.

Interesting Decisions From 2023

Though this newsletter typically focuses on risk, practice management and loss prevention, we are regularly asked to write on substantive topics. So we are returning to something we last did a couple years ago, a short list of, in our opinion, impactful decisions from the past year.

Copy That: Fulfilling A Client File Request

Clients may request a copy of their file. Reasons vary from no issues whatsoever, to issues with your handling, to your client not following your advice. Regardless of the reason, when the file has to be returned, most of it is considered the client’s property and they are entitled to it. Most of the file (but not all) at least not in Nova Scotia.

Nslap Wellness: The Psychology Of Debt

“Debt can have a significant effect on our mental well-being. In this article, we’ll examine how debt affects us emotionally, influencing how we behave and how it makes us feel about ourselves. Taking small steps forward can help us feel a sense of direction again, regain control, and reduce stress to find a better balance between our health and wealth.”

To Be Sure: Surety Bonds & Legislation

Some matters require the posting of a surety bond. In such cases, you have to make sure the bond reflects the relevant and current legislation.

Once More Unto The Breach: Discover Whether Your Data Has Been Compromised

LinkedIn, Gmail, DropBox, Hotmail, Adobe, and countless other online services and their databases continue to be successfully targeted by hackers, and you’ve often been made to change your passwords for these sites – for good reason.

Lians Seeking Mentors

Do you have a minimum of nine years of experience and are interested in volunteering your time to provide support and guidance to another member? LIANS is currently seeking mentors of all backgrounds for its Mentorship Program …