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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On March 23, 2017, the Quebec national assembly adopted Bill 102 to amend the Environment Quality Act (EQA). The Bill will result in significant changes to Quebec's environmental approval regime.
Cassels Brock
The anticipated Changing Workplaces Review Final Report of the Special Advisors for the Ontario Government, which proposes revisions to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and the Employment Standards Act...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Final Report has just been released for the Changing Workplaces Review, containing recommendations for legislative changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, 1995.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In Smithies Holdings Inc. v. RCV Holdings Ltd., 2017 BCCA 177, the BC Court of Appeal considered whether special costs can be awarded based on pre-litigation conduct.
Dentons
On May 15, 2017, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report entitled "Internet of Things: Status and implications of an increasingly connected world."
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On July 1, 2017, contraventions of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as "CASL") will be subject to enforcement through private litigation, including class proceedings.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the summaries of civil decisions for the week.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Since Facebook's $3 billion acquisition of Oculus VR – a company that develops and manufactures virtual reality headsets – augmented and virtual reality technology has become a major topic of discussion in the M&A world.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Ontario announced major changes to defined benefit pension plans registered in the province, moving away from traditional solvency funding requirements and providing an employer discharge for buy-out annuities
Dentons
Yesterday the Ontario Deputy Superintendent of Pensions released a formal statement that included the comment: "these are interesting times in the pension sector."
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
In a recent dispute concerning golf ball technology the alleged infringer has responded by bringing an action for a declaration that its actions do not infringe the intellectual property in issue.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
Where the line between art, which is protected by copyright, and industrial designs should be drawn is difficult to determine. A recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States...
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
The recent dispute involving the Charging Bull and the Fearless Girl sculptures raises interesting issues relating to the protection available to an author for infringement of moral rights.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal has interpreted the Copyright Act, in a way that protects the rights of copyright owners on the Internet.
DLA Piper
In a decision released in March 2017, Huang v Fraser Hillary's Limited, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice used section 99(2) of the Ontario Environmental Protection Act to anchor liability...
Minden Gross LLP
Matt Maurer was quoted in "Growing like weed" on the legalization of cannabis and some of​ the difficulties that ​accompany these ​changes. The article was published on May 17, 2017 by Listed Magazine.
Bennett Jones LLP
Financial technology (FinTech) is changing how money changes hands, and FinTech is evolving faster than the law.
Torys LLP
In April the Ontario Government released its 2017 Budget (Budget) together with Bill 127, Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures) (Bill).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Government of Ontario has now released the much anticipated Final Report of the Changing Workplaces Review.
Torys LLP
On May 18, the Government of Canada released a technical discussion paper (Discussion Paper) describing how it proposes to implement a backstop carbon price in provinces and territories...
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May 4, 2017 – The long-delayed federal government's Citizenship Act Bill C-6, has been sent back to the House of Commons for debate with no indication when it will become law.
Green and Spiegel LLP
April 28, 2017- In response to campaign promises to remove "unfair elements" from the current Citizenship Act, the Liberal government introduced Bill C-6 "An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act to amend the current Citizenship Act" in June 2016.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Prior to the 1970s, fuel oil stored in USTs was a common method of heating homes and businesses in Ontario.
The Ross Firm
Entering the housing market for the first time can be a bewildering experience, especially where financing is concerned.
Dentons
Certain skilled workers can expect their Canadian work permit applications (and Canada visa applications, where applicable) to be processed within two weeks under a new program, beginning June 12, 2017.
Miller Thomson LLP
As we are all preparing for the changes coming with the new Condominium Act, I thought I would talk about my experiences with new legislation.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On May 1, 2017, the minimum wage in Québec was raised from $10.75/hr to $11.25/hr. Although not as substantial as the increases that have recently been implemented in other North American jurisdictions, this raise is still significant when compared with the average annual increase implemented in the province for the past 10 years.
Gowling WLG
In November 2016, the Ontario Municipal Board (the "Board") issued a decision that reflects a growing trend of disputes concerning development charges in Ontario.
Cassels Brock
Although the United States government's attitudes toward cannabis have eased in recent years, the election of President Donald Trump has generated renewed uncertainty....
Torys LLP
Canadian securities regulators recently provided the reasons behind their decision not to cease trade Dolly Varden Silver Corporation's private placement...
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