Can Trump Dump NAFTA?

November 18, 2016 Company News, Legal News, Trade Law

On Wednesday night, November 16, Chuck Gastle appeared on Business News Network to discuss the impact of Trump’s proposed trade policy with Canada. Trump can withdraw the United States from NAFTA, but that would likely revive the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement that came into force five years earlier on January 1, 1989.

What does this mean for Canada and Mexico, and what could the consequences be if such a trade policy were to come into effect?

See link below to hear Chuck Gastle’s comments.

Good faith continues to govern the day

July 10, 2015 Interesting Cases

Branco v American Home Assurance Company et al. [2015] SKCA 71

(Saskatchewan Court of Appeal)

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal In Branco v. American Home Assurance Company et al. has provided greater detail and clarity in relation to punitive damage awards as well as awards for mental distress, previously referred to as aggravated damages, in long term disability claims.  While it clarified a number of other issues, the court was unequivocal in rejecting the trial judge’s decision as egregious and substituting its own, far less burdensome ruling against an insurance company while reiterating the duty of good faith. Read more here …