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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Quebec Court of Appeal decision broadens fundamental rights for legal persons Stanley Berger

A numbered company that was ordered by a lower court to pay the minimum fine for acting as a building contractor without holding a licence won a significant legal battle appeal after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that legal persons are entitled to protection against cruel or unusual treatment or punishment within the meaning of s. 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Highly targeted federal budget has winners and losers | Alexandre Dufresne

On March 19, 2019, the Liberal government tabled a highly political and targeted budget, as it prepares for the next elections. ... [read more]

Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 12:10 PM

Concerns about broker preferencing in equity market fuels consultation by financial regulators

Canada’s financial regulators are looking for feedback in response to concerns about the internalization of retail orders in the equity market. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), which is the umbrella group for Canada’s provincial and territorial securities commissions, and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), which oversees investment dealers and trading, have jointly published a consultation paper seeking feedback on internalization ... [read more]

Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Real reasons for high cost of Toronto housing affordable_homes_sm

The last 12 years in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have seen a massive restriction of land supply with corresponding skyrocketing prices for land and both low-rise and high-rise homes. The housing situation is similar to Vancouver’s, resulting in double digit price increases. ... [read more]

Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 9:58 AM

U.S. college cheating scandal casts spotlight on security of LSAT, law school admissions Kellye Testy

A sweeping U.S. Department of Justice indictment for large-scale bribery and cheating on the SAT entrance exam and in the admissions process for American colleges is raising questions among law deans and others about whether the LSAT or other aspects of the highly competitive law school admissions process in Canada are susceptible to cheating. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

Financial watchdogs seeking input for regulations on crypto assets Geoffrey Cher, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

The emergence of crypto asset trading platforms in the financial market and concerns about their accountability and security have spurred the bodies overseeing securities and investments in Canada to consult with the public on how they can be better regulated. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Putting the ‘M’ back into CMHC: New housing incentive plan | John Fox

Judging by the reaction, the federal government caught more than a few people by surprise with their new housing incentive plan in Tuesday's budget . That’s the plan that provides a shared equity loan to first-time home buyers. Some people think it’s a great way to get young people into homes, others are warning that it’s going to cause a housing bubble. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 12:43 PM

Four associates join Miller Thomson

Miller Thomson announced that associates Eric Laxton, Asim Iqbal and Eduard Popov have joined the Toronto office, while associate Rebecca Grosz is the newest member of the firm’s office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 12:36 PM

Norton Rose Fulbright launches global payments practice

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced that it has launched a global payments practice to assist businesses around the world in navigating this complex and rapidly developing area. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

Quebec court considers defamation predating limitation period clock_newspaper_sm

Quebec’s Appeal Court in Publications Léonardo ltée v. Ville de St-Lambert, 2019 QCCA 329 upheld a trial judgment denying a newspaper’s attempt to benefit from a shorter prescription period and limitation on damages granted by Quebec’s Press Act CQLR c P-19 because the newspaper had not filed its declaration under the Newspaper Declaration Act, CQLR c J-1. ... [read more]