BC's Latest COVID-19 Restrictions Explained
March 16th, 2022
In an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19 in BC, Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry has issued several public health orders restricting social interactions and business operations within the province.
On May 25, 2021, the provincial government introduced a four-step reopening plan: BC’s Restart: A plan to bring us back together (the “Plan”). BC entered Step 3 of the Plan on July 1, 2021, one day after the expiration of the provincial COVID-19 state of emergency. The province will enter Step 4, and remove all restrictions, once case counts and hospitalizations have decreased. For more information on the Plan, please refer to the BC Government’s webpage here.
COVID-19: Vaccine Tracker
February 16, 2022
Vaccine mobilization will involve a significant number of stakeholders and all levels of government. McCarthy Tétrault is closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 vaccines and their rollout across the country and the world in real time, and we will update this tracker as events unfold.
Leading With Your Jab – Vaccine Distribution and Public Policy
March 25, 2021
A list of the top 5 issues facing public policy leaders that we are watching closely as policymakers decide how to best administer the vaccine, keep people safe and healthy, and prepare for life in Canada after COVID-19. From prioritization and sequencing to the easing of lockdowns, it can be difficult to decipher and assess the decisions which are driving public policy across the country. Read further if you’re concerned about how vaccine programs and policy changes affect your business
Pandemic Accelerates ‘Explosion in Arbitration’
December 14, 2020
On October 19, 2020, Junior Sirivar, Partner and Co-Chairman of McCarthy Tétrault’s International Arbitration Group, was interviewed by Lexpert to share his insights on the recent shift towards dispute management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
December 9, 2020
Global mass human vaccinations on accelerated timelines are as unprecedented as the lockdowns and restrictions of COVID-19 policy. The bespoke nature of this very real situation means that a great deal of novel and rapid regulation will be on the way locally, federally, and internationally.