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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:18 PM

DLA Piper (Canada) names partners

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP has added six new members into the partnership ranks. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:14 PM

Appeal Court rules virtual presence in B.C. enough to enforce production order

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a decision on the enforceability of a production order under the Criminal Code, saying U.S.-based Internet company Craigslist’s virtual presence in the province is enough to establish it as a person under the law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Constitutional issues - Federal and provincial jurisdiction - Interjurisdictional immunity - ractice and procedure - Costs

Appeal by the prosecutor, the City of Oshawa, from the order quashing the Information and ordering costs against the City. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Gowling WLG adds Canada North practice

Gowling WLG has created a new practice group dedicated to serving clients in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and the northern regions of many provinces. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

U.S. tax law reform means Canada has lost ‘competitive advantage’: experts Veronika Chang

The U.S. Congress made the biggest change to the American tax system in 30 years last month, the reverberations of which are still being felt across the country. And although individual Canadians will not be affected at nearly the same level, there are still aspects of the plan people residing inside Canadian borders should be aware of. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Court rules parties can contract out of statutory provisions in gas pipeline case Crawford Smith sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a case involving municipal drainage work, ruling that parties can contract out of statutory provisions. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

Ontario minimum wage hike: Good idea, bad execution | Stuart Rudner

Is a 20 per cent increase in the minimum wage good for the economy, or a devastating blow to some businesses that will lead to the elimination of large numbers of jobs? On one hand, individuals should be paid a living wage. On the other, an increase in your hourly wage is meaningless if your hours are cut, or your job is eliminated altogether. As is usually the case, there is no simple answer. The problem may not be the fact that the minimum wage was increased, but the manner in which the increase was introduced. ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Mills & Mills names two new partners

Mills & Mills LLP, a firm that has been based in Toronto for over 130 years, has promoted two of its members to partner status. ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

New U.S. cannabis directive ‘changing the policy, but not the law’ Robert Solomon, Western University Faculty of Law

Observers are saying the recent decision by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end a federal policy of non-interference in states that have legalized cannabis has changed very little in a legal sense, but its practical outcome for Canadians remains uncertain. ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 9:47 AM

The Tax Court of Canada’s exclusive jurisdiction

The issue of choosing the correct court has been a problem for lawyers for 200 years, and it remains a concern when dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). ... [read more]