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Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 1:29 PM

Growth vs. fixed mindset: Lawyers embracing COVID-19 changes | Aaron Baer

Every day, I’m reminded that COVID-19 has caused massive societal change. Subways and streetcars are operating at minimal capacity, gatherings of friends and family remain restricted, and the majority of office workers are working from home. Dozens of companies have declared bankruptcy, hundreds of stores have closed permanently and millions of jobs have been lost. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 12:37 PM

Thornton Grout Finnigan adds counsel

Thornton Grout Finnigan announced that Fraser Hughes has joined the firm as counsel upon his return to Canada after 12 years in the Cayman Islands. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

Ford government backs program to promote products made in Ontario

The government of Ontario is spending $500,000 on a program to promote products made in the province. The Ontario Made program is being run by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), an Ottawa-based industry group, and includes an Ontario Made logo that Ontario manufacturers can place on their products, according to a July 10 government news release. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 9:44 AM

DLA Piper adds Vancouver partner

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Denis G. Silva has joined the firm as a partner in the Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 9:32 AM

COVID-19: Ultimate business interrupter Business interruption insurance

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the shutdown of a large portion of the global economy. In Ontario, this has included the shutdown of most non-essential businesses and the ongoing requirement for individuals to maintain physical distancing. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 9:13 AM

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“Sovereignty in the relations between Independence in regard to a portion of the globe is the right to exercise herein, to the exclusion of any other State, the functions of a State. The development of the national organisation centuries and, as a corollary, the development of international law, have established this principle of the exclusive competence of the State in regard to its own territory in such a way as to make it the point of departure in settling most questions that concern international relations” (S.S. Lotus (Fr. v. Turk 1927 P.C.I.J. (ser. A) No. 10 (Sept. 7)).  ... [read more]

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 4:04 PM

Ontario announces stage 3 reopening for most regions commencing July 17

As Ontario continues to loosen its COVID-19 lockdown, Premier Doug Ford has announced that some areas of the province will move into stage 3 of the government’s reopening plan starting July 17. As with stage 2, the stage 3 reopening of Toronto, Hamilton and the Windsor area will be delayed. ... [read more]

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 2:09 PM

Capital markets task force issues guidance aimed at fuelling economic growth, diversity Ramandeep Grewal sm

A task force report recommending significant changes to the regulation of Ontario’s capital markets is calling for new disclosure rules to promote greater corporate diversity and a unified agency to govern investment dealers, mutual fund dealers and some other investment professionals. ... [read more]

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 12:04 PM

McInnes Cooper hires chief strategy and operations officer

McInnes Cooper announced the hire of a chief strategy and operations officer, Roberto Pont, who started with the firm July 6. ... [read more]

Friday, July 10, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

Federal-provincial initiative will insure Ontario farmers for COVID-19 losses

The federal-provincial AgriInsurance program is being enhanced for Ontario farmers to include coverage for labour shortages due to COVID-19. The increased insurance will include coverage for losses due to an inability to attract sufficient on-farm labour due to COVID-19, as well as illness or quarantine of on-farm labour or the producer due to the pandemic, according to a July 9 Ontario government news release. ... [read more]