Kate Rutherford

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Kate Rutherford is a CBC newsreader and reporter in Sudbury. News tips can be sent to sudburynews@cbc.ca

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Laurentian should respond to Freedom of Information requests: Privacy Commissioner

The Information and Privacy Commissioner is now asking Laurentian University to meet its obligation to respond to Freedom of Information requests.

Laurentian's lawyers ask judge to rule on legality of Speaker's warrant forcing release of private info

Lawyers for insolvent Laurentian University continue to defend against a Speaker’s warrant issued by the Ontario Legislature that aims to force the Sudbury school to give up privileged information to the auditor general.

Laurentian University asks court to quash Speaker's warrants seeking privileged information

Lawyers for Laurentian aim to stop the execution of Speaker’s warrants that would compel the Sudbury, Ont., university to release a long list of documentation, and communications, some covered by solicitor-client privilege, by Feb. 1.

Ontario doctor leaving practice after unfounded claims she denied care to unvaccinated patients

The only full-time family physician in a small northern Ontario town says she feels personally attacked after a spate of COVID-19 misinformation and anti-vaccination sentiment set off by a town councillor.

Auditor General seeking court hearing on access to information Laurentian University deems "privileged"

Ontario’s Auditor General is taking Laurentian University to court in a dispute over how to define free and unfettered access to the university’s accounts. The Standing Committee on Public Accounts passed a motion last April 28 to ask the Auditor General to conduct a value-for-money audit of Laurentian's operations for the period of 2010-2020.

Laurentian University Faculty Association files claim against board of governors, senior administrators

The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) is looking at another avenue for compensation for its members as the Sudbury, Ont., university goes through restructuring under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).

Researchers at Laurentian University raise concerns about access to federal funds

As Laurentian continues to work its way out of the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), some researchers question whether funding for their efforts has been lost, and why they have to justify access to their own accounts. Several research agencies have filed claims against the Sudbury university.

Laurentian University cash flow subject to uncertainty created by the pandemic

A judge who approved Laurentian’s request to extend a stay of proceedings of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) has heard the university is managing the double challenges of the pandemic and restructuring as responsibly as possible, but the situation remains “dynamic."

Current, former Laurentian employees have framework for claims against Sudbury university

The judge's tone was brisk and business-like at a Zoom courtroom hearing Tuesday to lay out a path for current, former and retired Laurentian employees claiming compensation from insolvent Laurentian University.

Laurentian selects $273K real estate adviser bid to help restructuring university possibly sell assets

Laurentian has been granted court approval to hire a real estate adviser, as the creditor-protected Sudbury, Ont., university looks at ways to make money from its buildings and property holdings.

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