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Top 10 most read Inside Internal Controls posts 2016 & Season’s Greetings

Top 10 most read Inside Internal Controls posts 2016We are signing off with a list of the top 10 most read Inside Internal Controls posts 2016.

Privacy issues and director’s liability seem to have been hot topics this year with several blog posts on the topics making it on the list.

The top 10 most read Inside Internal Controls posts 2016

  1. Director’s liability for corporate negligence, Philip A. Carson, Calgary, Miller Thomson LLP
  2. Hello my name is [redacted]: Employee privacy trumps employer requirement for surnames on name tags, Douglas Judson, McCarthy Tétrault
  3. Internal audit and cyber risk, Norman D. Marks, CPA, CRMA
  4. Health Canada is cracking the whip on advertising violations, Christelle Gedeon, Ph.D. and Ingrid E. VanderElst, Ph.D., Fasken Martineau
  5. Registered charities get ready to submit applications for Ontario property tax rebates, Apolone Gentles, JD, CPA,CGA, FCCA, Bsc (Hons)
  6. New PIPEDA data breach regulations proposed, Kirsten Thompson, McCarthy Tétrault’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Group
  7. The new privacy tort – Another victory for victims of cyberbullying, Maanit Zemel
  8. Canadian corporate directors may be liable for unpaid wages, Louise Bechamp, Fasken Martineau
  9. Provincial and territorial 2016 budget overview, Cristina Lavecchia
  10. Pension and benefit plan provider breaches privacy law causing employee to lose life insurance coverage, Cristina Lavecchia

Holiday break

The holidays are upon us and it is time to take a well deserved break. Please note that we will not be blogging during the holiday season from Friday December 23, 2016 at noon, to Monday January 2, 2017, inclusive. Our bloggers will resume sharing with you, their expertise and interesting developments in the world of internal controls and risk management on Tuesday January 3, 2017.

We also would like to take the time to thank our regular and occasional bloggers for their valuable contributions to the Inside Internal Controls blog. We could not have done it without them. In addition, thanks to our loyal readership for making this blog a success.

Season’s greetings

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, First Reference Inc. has made a donation to Leaf. Their website,, indicates that they have been working since 1985 for the advancement of the equality of rights of Canadian women and girls.

LEAF focuses on litigation, law reform and public education, primarily the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, most notably section 15 and 28, to challenge laws, policies and practices that discriminate against women. Our cases have resulted in landmark victories in preventing violence against women, eliminating discrimination in the workplace, allowing access to reproductive freedoms, and providing better maternity benefits, better spousal support and a right to pay equity. Section 15 rights and the Charter in general have been tested, and strengthened, through the advocacy work of LEAF.”

Our regular guest bloggers and the Staff at First Reference wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year/Nos blogeures et l’Équipe de La Référence vous souhaite de belles fêtes et une bonne et heureuse année.

See you in 2017!

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practised business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Read more
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