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Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 12:19 PM

Ottawa law professor Grammond named Federal Court judge

Sébastien Grammond, who is a University of Ottawa professor of civil law, has been named to the Federal Court. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

McCarthy Tétrault adds equity partner

In joining McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s international trade and investment law and retail and consumer market groups, Martha Harrison has become the firm’s newest equity partner. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 9:18 AM

Parliament’s review of Canada’s anti-spam law: What we can expect

The House of Commons Industry Committee is currently wrapping up its expedited statutory review of Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL). The committee’s fast-tracking of this file is likely the result of attention earlier this year surrounding the projected coming into force (on July 1) of CASL’s private right of action (PRA) — and its suspension pending the review. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

Decision highlights CRA’s overzealous tax litigation policy | Julius Melnitzer

Sometimes, litigants get so caught up in zealotry that they lose sight of basic underlying factors. That, perhaps, is part of the cost of the adversarial system. But when the zealot is the Crown in a country that faces vexing issues of delays in the court system and access to justice in general, some questions should be asked. ... [read more]

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

DLA Piper partner earns CBA wellness award

Dana Schindelka of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP has received the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) wellness forum award of excellence. ... [read more]

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 10:42 AM

Mortgage stress test expansion aimed at reducing sky-high household debt mortgage_teset_sm

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI), which regulates banks and mortgage insurance companies, released further mortgage rules in a guideline titled Residential Mortgage Underwriting Practices and Procedures which will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The purpose of this guideline is to ensure that federally regulated lenders adopt a stringent and rigorous approach to mortgage underwriting and to their internal risk protocols. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

New tax partner for Stikeman Elliott

Pierre-Louis Le Saunier has joined the Montreal tax group of Stikeman Elliott LLP as a partner. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

Langlois adds commercial law expertise

Roger Bill is the latest member of Langlois lawyers LLP. He joined the firm’s Montreal office as lawyer in the business law group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 8:51 AM

Franchisees’ right to associate: The good, the bad and the unanswered franchise_association_sm

All provincial franchise statutes afford franchisees the right to associate with other franchisees and form an organization of franchisees without interference or penalty from their franchisor, whether direct or indirect.  Franchisees have a right of action for damages if a franchisor breaches these rights. But while a franchisor must not interfere in any way with its franchisees’ right to associate and any franchisee organization that they form, a franchisor has a right to expect that its franchisees – no matter their involvement in a franchisee organization, even its leaders – comply with all their obligations under the franchise agreement. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 2:11 PM

Wildeboer Dellelce buys into financial services company

Corporate finance and tax law firm Wildeboer Dellelce LLP has acquired 50 per cent of Toronto-based corporate services and bookkeeping provider Numeric Answers Limited. ... [read more]