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Most recent 25 items

Personal Property Security Act and Repair Storage Lien Act Priorities
Financial Services
March 19, 2018
Ontario Enacts Canada's First Concussion Safety Legislation
Education,  Intellectual Property,  Litigation,  Sports
March 12, 2018
Proposed Rules and Effective Date for the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
Land Development,  Municipal, Planning & Environmental,  Real Estate & Development
March 05, 2018
Supercash for Superclusters: Government of Canada Commits $950M in Funding to Five "Superclusters" Representing 450 Canadian Entities
Government Relations,  Private Equity,  Technology
February 23, 2018
Sweeping Reforms Proposed to Federal Assessments, Energy and Waterway Regulation
Aboriginal,  Energy & Utilities,  Mining,  Municipal, Planning & Environmental
February 20, 2018
CSA Members Set Terms and Conditions for Crypto-Based Investment Fund Managers
Business,  Emerging Companies & Technology,  Financial Services,  Securities
February 12, 2018
Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2018
It’s That Time Of Year Again! Does Your Canadian Franchise Disclosure Document Need Annual Updating?
Ontario Government Makes Changes to Ontario’s Franchise Legislation
An AllStar Decision for Franchisors: Court of Appeal Restores Clarity and Commercial Sense to Disclosure Obligations in Long Awaited Raibex Appeal Decision
Fast and Furious: Recent Canadian Legislation Changes That May Affect Franchisors and Franchisees
Sweet Relief: British Columbia Court of Appeal Upholds Mutual Cancellation and Release Agreement Between Franchisor and Franchisee
Arbitration Frustration: Narrowly Drafted ADR Clause Prevents Franchisor from Arbitrating Against Individual Franchisee Operators
“Wave” The Deposit Goodbye: Franchisor Escapes Vicarious Liability After Franchisee Deposit Disappears
Substance Over Form: The Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Wishart Act Damages
Ring the Alarm: Ontario Court Dismisses Franchisee Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
Alberta Court Upholds Franchisee’s Obligation to Pay Fees Accrued During Overholding Period
Ontario Court Weighs In On Franchise Disclosure and Rescission
What We’re Up To: Winter and Spring 2018
February 08, 2018
Credibility Issues and Lack of Clear Record Lead to Rejection of Reasonable Investigation Defence as a Bar to Leave in Secondary Market Securities Class Action
Securities Litigation
February 08, 2018
Not Enough to File and Smile: BC Supreme Court Refuses to Certify Class Proceeding, Confirms That Low Bar Does Not Mean No Bar
Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment,  Litigation,  White Collar Crime & Regulatory Response
February 05, 2018
Not Home Free Yet: Financial Institution Faces New Lawsuit Despite Creative Comprehensive Global Settlement for Disclosure Violations
Securities,  Securities Litigation
February 05, 2018
Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2018
“Take This Implied Warranty With A Grain of Sand”: Different Results in Contract and Tort Claims Over Defective Septic System Filter Sand
Sometimes, All You Have To Do Is Care: The Ontario Court of Appeal Considers the Standard of Care in The Context of Contractual Duties and Industry Practice
Quarterbacking a Crisis
What We’re Up To
Product Liability
February 01, 2018
An AllStar Decision for Franchisors: Court of Appeal Restores Clarity and Commercial Sense to Disclosure Obligations in Long Awaited Raibex Appeal Decision
January 25, 2018
Proposed Changes to Ontario's Gift Card Rules
Financial Services
January 22, 2018
Significant Changes to Alberta’s Consumer Protection Legislation
Financial Services
January 22, 2018
Ontario’s Construction Act: The Construction Industry’s New Reality
Construction,  Land Development
January 15, 2018
New Door-to-Door Contract Restrictions in Ontario
Financial Services
January 11, 2018
Implementing UNDRIP in Canada: Challenges with Bill C-262
Aboriginal,  Government Relations,  Mining
January 08, 2018
Lessons Learned - Lesson One Supplement Two: Get the Name Right on the Financing Statement
Automotive,  Equipment & Asset Financing,  Financial Services
December 12, 2017
Ontario Municipal Board Reform Update: Royal Assent Imminent, Proposed Regulations Summary Posted
Land Development,  Municipal, Planning & Environmental,  Real Estate & Development
December 11, 2017
The Need for Forthright Consultation: First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun
Aboriginal,  Government Relations,  Mining
December 04, 2017
Bill 148 Receives Royal Assent, Significantly Altering Labour and Employment Laws in Ontario
Employment & Labour
November 28, 2017
No New Duty, No Negligence: Ontario Court Dismisses Class Action Certification Motion Against Underwriters
Securities Litigation
November 09, 2017
Facilitating the End of Facilitation Payments
Securities Litigation,  White Collar Crime & Regulatory Response
November 07, 2017
Draft Ministry Guide to Cultural Heritage Resources Released: How It Impacts You
Land Development,  Municipal, Planning & Environmental,  Real Estate & Development
November 07, 2017
Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - November 2017
Product Liability 101: What You Need To Know
Consumer Protection in Product Liability Claims
The Relationship Between Regulation and Litigation
Is Canada Losing Ground In The Autonomous Vehicle Industry?
BC Court Toasts Vicarious Liability Claim for “Defective Sandwich”
It Had to Be You: A Primer on the Law of Misnomer
Cannabis,  Product Liability
November 06, 2017