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Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

CETA introduces new possibilities for European citizens to work in Canada Business immigrant

The agreement between Canada and the EU contains provisions governing the ability of Europeans to enter the country to work without a permit, as well as the possibility to obtain work permits that are exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment. Some provisions are similar to those in other free-trade agreements, while others are new. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

Implementing Bill 106: Big shake-up for the condominium Industry

The condominium industry will be undergoing significant changes in the next few weeks. On December 3, 2015 the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, also known as Bill 106, received royal assent by the Ontario Legislature. Bill 106 is important because it marked the first overhaul of the province’s condominium law in over 16 years. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 7:50 AM

Doing business in U.S. marijuana market a risky venture for Canadian firms: experts James Munro, McMillan LLP

Canada’s security regulators are raising red flags about Canadian marijuana companies doing business in U.S. states which have legalized use of the drug, and legal experts note such companies could risk being delisted from the nation’s stock exchanges if they started or continued to operate south of the border. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 3:34 PM

Morneau addresses venture capital, angel investments and tax policy

In order to talk about venture capital and angel investments, on Oct. 20, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the country's best-known technology startup region, Waterloo, Ont. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 1:12 PM

Legal, business aspects of NAFTA termination unclear, trade experts say

As any observer of international trade issues (or any person who follows the news) knows, Canada and Mexico are in the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States. With so much uncertainty over the process, legal experts are warning businesses to be prepared for what could be a serious disruption, but no clear picture emerges as to whether U.S. President Donald Trump can follow through with his threats to unilaterally withdraw from the pact. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 12:54 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week TFB

Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

Three associates join Minden Gross

Toronto-based real estate, corporate and commercial transactional and litigation services law firm Minden Gross LLP has hired three new associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 3:46 PM

Morneau explains capital gains tax policy about-face

For the past two days, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been making announcements to clarify the government's proposed changes to the tax system. On day three of his public relations campaign, Morneau addressed the issue of income and capital gains. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

False and defamatory Google business reviews? Maybe it's time to take action Google

There are ways — both non-litigious and litigious — to deal with reviewers, but a court in Australia has now made it easier to sue Google itself as a co-publisher in cases where the search engine has notice of false and defamatory statements and fails to remove them within a reasonable time. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

New leadership for Pallett Valo

John Russo is the new managing partner of the Mississauga, Ont.-based business law firm Pallett Valo LLP. ... [read more]