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Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 4:57 PM

Ontario Superior Court dismisses strip club’s motion to strike out third-party claim

The Ontario Superior Court has refused to strike out a third-party claim by a co-defendant against a London, Ont., tavern and strip club in a slip and fall case that concerned landlord liability. ... [read more]

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 4:44 PM

Parliament passes self-induced extreme intoxication and budget bills before rising for summer David Lametti

Before MPs fled Ottawa for the summer, the minority Liberal government managed to enact its multipronged 2022 omnibus budget bill, as well as a new Criminal Code amendment that restricts the use of the self-induced extreme intoxication defence in prosecutions for violent crimes. ... [read more]

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 4:17 PM

Amendments to Special Import Measures, Canadian International Trade Tribunal Acts now in force

A series of amendments to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (CITT Act) came into force on June 23.   ... [read more]

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

Competition Act changes called ‘important step in modernizing Canada’s competition law’

Multiple amendments to the Competition Act became law on June 23, the Competition Bureau has announced. ... [read more]

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 2:53 PM

Canada and Peru sign bilateral arrangement to increase security of international supply chain

Canada and Peru have signed a bilateral agreement to increase the security of the international supply chain, facilitate border trade and strengthen the economic competitiveness of Canadians doing business with Peru. ... [read more]

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 12:37 PM

WeirFoulds welcomes new partner

WeirFoulds LLP announced that Ben Kates has joined the firm as a partner in the regulated professions and industries practice group. ... [read more]

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 12:36 PM

Lawson Lundell welcomes new associate to Kelowna office

Lawson Lundell welcomed Emma Plasteras as an associate in the Kelowna, B.C., office. She is a member of the firm’s corporate commercial group and the technology group.   ... [read more]

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 5:25 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Pleadings - Amendment of - Statement of claim

Motion by the defendant Ontario Osteopathic Association to strike the statement of claim without leave to amend. Cross-motion by the plaintiff Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals for leave to amend the statement of claim to advance causes of action for damages under the Trademarks Act and for the intentional interference with its economic relations. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 5:44 PM

SCC sheds new light on test, evidence required for public interest standing in court challenges Michael Feder

Litigants seeking public interest standing to challenge constitutionally suspect laws do not need co‑plaintiffs directly affected by those laws in order to proceed with the litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a 9-0 judgment which sheds new light on the decade-old Downtown Eastside legal test and its evidentiary requirements for attaining public interest standing. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 4:47 PM

Alberta court dismisses attempt by unsecured creditor to remove estate trustee

An unsecured creditor who argued an estate trustee should be removed because the trustee did not prioritize the creditor’s debt repayment has had its application dismissed by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. ... [read more]