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Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

Updated: U.S. tax law reform means Canada has lost ‘competitive advantage’: experts Veronika Chang

The U.S. Congress made the biggest change to the American tax system in 30 years last December, the reverberations of which are still being felt across the country. And although individual Canadians will not be affected at nearly the same level, there are still aspects of the plan people residing inside Canadian borders should be aware of. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 9:37 AM

Facebook data sweep raises legal and ethical issues facebookbauer

Privacy law has been in the spotlight following the reveal of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, raising important legal and ethical issues. Corporate entities, which advertise on social media or collect data through online tools, need to be apprised of the ever-changing legal framework around these practices. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Securities commissions weigh in on big weed deal business_takeover_sm

The Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions recently released joint reasons for their orders issued following a joint hearing held last December in relation to an unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for Cannimed Therapeutics Inc., one of the oldest participants in Canada’s medical marijuana market. These reasons shed some light on how the commissions will interpret the new takeover bid regime implemented in 2016 under National Instrument 62-104. ... [read more]

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 2:49 PM

Bennett Jones names partners

Ten lawyers representing a wide variety of specialties have been admitted as partners at Bennett Jones LLP. ... [read more]

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 12:25 PM

Legal experts welcome B.C. consultation on financial regulation Cristie Ford

The B.C. government is undertaking a review of its legislation surrounding credit unions and insurance companies, and experts are saying change is necessary in order to more closely align policy with modern standards and deal with a lack of oversight in some areas. ... [read more]

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 10:26 AM

What bills C-44 and C-4 mean to Canadian employers Belisle C-44

In June 2017, two key pieces of legislation tabled by the federal government that have serious consequences for federally regulated employers received royal assent. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 05, 2018 @ 8:58 AM

Vegetative growth: The medical foundation of the Canadian cannabis industry medical_cannabis_sm

On March 22, 2018, the Senate adopted Bill C-45 at second reading and referred the bill to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. The Cannabis Act is closer to becoming law. The implications of Canada’s sea change in policy are far-reaching. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

Dentons adds finance and construction partner

Jana Mansour has joined Dentons’ Vancouver office as a partner in the firm’s construction, infrastructure and public-private-partnership group and its project finance group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

Cassels Brock associate gets Advocates’ Society appointment

Christopher Horkins has been named as secretary of The Advocates’ Society’s young advocates standing committee (YASC) for the 2018–2019 year. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

Canada’s criminalization of the Indigenous tobacco trade | Pamela Palmater

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims that there is no more important relationship than the one with Indigenous peoples and committed to a renewed Nation to Nation relationship based on respect for Indigenous rights. This is a significant commitment from the Liberal government, as Harper passed numerous laws impacting Indigenous rights – without complying with the legal duty to consult, accommodate and obtain the consent of First Nations. One bill which attracted a great deal of resistance was Bill C-10 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco). ... [read more]