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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 1:55 PM

Mining merger, acquisition trends Undergroundmining.jpg

In 2018, there were a reported 824 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in the mining space in North America, with an estimated deal value of $15.8 billion. In 2019, the number of transactions shrank to 677 while the estimated total deal value rose to $58.4 billion. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 1:46 PM

What B.C.’s no fault insurance system will mean for drivers Car insurance

Significant changes are coming to British Columbia’s public motor vehicle insurance system following three consecutive years of record losses. The government will move to what it calls a “care-based” system, commonly known as the no-fault model. The provincial Evidence Act will also be amended to limit the use of expert reports and recoverable disbursements. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 1:24 PM

Employers need plan to protect business, workplaces Haltcorona.jpg

Further to “Employers’ need to know obligations in face of pandemic” released on March 17, it’s time for part two to develop a plan for action. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 1:10 PM

Run but not hide: ‎Collection challenges for securities regulators money_magnet_sm

The ease with which securities misconduct permeates national borders contributes to the collection ‎challenges faced by securities regulators. However, an upcoming decision of the Nevada Supreme Court may signal a significant change for Canadian securities regulators attempting to enforce disgorgement orders against Canadian nationals residing in the United States. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 12:54 PM

Women fleeing abuse affected by COVID-19 Man threatening woman

The connection between COVID-19 and the safety of women living in or attempting to flee abusive relationships may not be immediately obvious, but those of us practising family law, in particular, need to be aware of it. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 10:46 AM

Penitentiaries: In serious need of renovations kingstonpen

There is a penitentiary museum in Kingston, Ont. I haven’t been to it but I’ve been to the website. The history page excitedly invites you to “Come visit Canada’s Penitentiary Museum, the award-winning museum dedicated solely to the preservation and interpretation of the history of our federal penitentiaries!” ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 8:35 AM

Corporate immigration compliance for COVID-19 visa_stamp_sm

These are challenging times for Canadian businesses who are managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. With official government instructions on social distancing, self-isolation and travel restrictions changing on a nearly daily basis, what additional considerations are there for Canadian employers of foreign nationals? How do employers stay compliant with immigration laws while managing the myriad issues that we are currently facing? ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 2:22 PM

Travel insurance in the time of COVID-19 World landmarks

As Canadians ready themselves for the spread of the global virus COVID-19, the whiplash-effect of cancellations and closure announcements continues at a dizzying speed. The travel industry stands out as one of the hardest hit to date because of COVID-19, and as a result, travel insurers are changing the way they do business. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 1:14 PM

Registrations of cautions on title Monopolystuff

The registration of a caution on title can serve two overarching purposes. First, it is a means of providing notice of one’s interest in a property or charge, and second, it can prevent the registered owner from dealing with the property subject to the caution for a limited period. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 1:05 PM

No representative plaintiff, no class action representative_group_sm

In the recent decision Azar v. Strada Crush Limited 2020 ONSC 549, Justice Edward Morgan decertified a class action he had previously certified, after infighting between the representative plaintiff and class counsel led to the disqualification of the representative plaintiff and no replacement representative plaintiff could be found. ... [read more]