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Fasken Ottawa Symposium (10th Edition)

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Fasken's Ottawa Symposium provides lawyers with educational sessions for continuing professional development (CPD) and will also be of interest to non-lawyers from private and public sector organizations. 

This year our Symposium will be completely virtual and, by attending this half-day series of webinars, you can receive up to three hours of education that can be applied towards your CPD requirements.

Agenda

  • 8:20 - 8:30 am  Registration
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am  Bill C-10 and the Broadcasting Act – Possible Implications for Canadians
  • 9:30 - 9:40 am  Break
  • 9:40 - 10:40 am  Pandemic 2.0 – What Could We Have Done Differently?
  • 10:40 - 10:50 am  Break
  • 10:50 - 11:50 am  COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace: What Canadian Employers Need to Know
  • 11:50 am - 12:00 pm Closing Remarks

Topics

 

8:30 - 9:30 am  Bill C-10 and the Broadcasting Act – Possible Implications for Canadians

Speakers: Scott Prescott, Paul Burbank, Novera Khan

For the first time in almost three decades, material changes are being proposed to the Broadcasting Act. The amended Act would provide the CRTC with the mandate to regulate online streaming services, establish new expenditure obligations for broadcasting undertakings and impose administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) for breaches of the Act. The CRTC’s mandate for ensuring that the Canadian broadcasting system serves the interests and needs of underrepresented communities and groups would also be enhanced. This presentation will address all of these proposed changes and the impact they would likely have on Canadians.

This session contains 1 hour of Substantive content

 

9:40 - 10:40 am  Pandemic 2.0 – What Could We Have Done Differently?

Speakers: Andrew House, MacNeal Darnley

Guest Speaker: David Walker, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Policy Studies, Queen's University

 

Many of us have spent the pandemic era as keen armchair quarterbacks, imagining and re-imagining how things might have been if only different legal, policy, and operational choices had been made. This panel will examine Canada’s border and the fight against COVID-19: Open? Closed? For Whom? And Why? And to what effect in preventing spread of the virus? Join us for an entirely counterfactual discussion of the recent past with real-world lessons for the future.

This session contains 1 hour of Substantive content

 

10:50 - 11:50 am COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace: What Canadian Employers Need to Know

Speakers: Boris Subara, Veronique Champoux

The approval of COVID-19 vaccines by Health Canada and the roll-out of a vaccination program by government has raised a number of important and complicated questions for employers. This session will cover the key labour, employment, health and safety, human rights, and privacy issues that may arise from the vaccination of employees against COVID-19. 

This session contains 1 hour of Substantive content

The Symposium will be presented in English only. 

Cost

The Symposium is complimentary.

Type

This program will be held via webinar.

3Hours
Note: This programme contains 3 hourse of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec. For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Lauren Klostermann Marketing Events Specialist +1 416 943 8976