National Newswatch

American demand threatens Canada’s drug supply, groups warn Ottawa

Jul 26 2019 — Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Concern over U.S. legislation that allows Americans to import cheaper medicines from Canada has prompted more than a dozen organizations to urge the federal government to safeguard the Canadian drug supply. In a letter this week, the 15 groups representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists warn Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor of the potential for increasing […]

Allstate loses bid to sue whistleblower who alleged policy discrimination

Jul 23 2019 — Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — An insurance company was trying to stifle criticism when it sued a former employee who alleged the corporation was discriminating against visible minority drivers, an Ontario court has found. In dismissing a $700,000 counterclaim against Medha Joshi, the judge ruled Allstate Insurance Company of Canada had run afoul of legislation that protects whistleblowers […]

Major reforms of Ontario’s class action law needed, new report says

Jul 17 2019 — Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The law governing class-action lawsuits in Ontario needs far-reaching reforms to ensure they are a fair, efficient and effective way for plaintiffs to get justice, a report released on Wednesday concludes. The report by the Law Commission of Ontario, billed as the first independent, comprehensive assessment of the provincial legislation in 27 years, aims among other […]