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Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 9:18 AM

The Lawyer’s Daily providing free access to COVID-19 content COVID-19

As COVID-19 events continue to unfold, The Lawyer’s Daily team is working to deliver legal news, analysis and other key resources specifically geared to support your decision-making and counsel on COVID-19 matters. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 3:18 PM

Ontario passes two pieces of legislation to protect workers, municipalities during COVID-19

On March 19, the government of Ontario passed two pieces of legislation in response to growing concerns over COVID-19 and its impact on workers. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 3:11 PM

Canadian businesses asking questions about force majeure in light of COVID-19 Preet_Bell

Forced to navigate the daunting challenges wreaked by the precipitous outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian businesses are beginning to consider whether to invoke force majeure clauses and the common law doctrine of frustration to assuage the impact of the crisis on their business, according to corporate lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

Good advice for small business during pandemic Businessman on laptop

The economic impact relating to the COVID-19 virus will be felt by every corner of the world. There is simply no escaping it. As a lawyer, I have many small-business clients who are now asking, “What should we do to protect ourselves during this unprecedented time?” ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 5:44 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 6:34 PM

Ottawa pledges billions in COVID-19 economic relief; ‘non-essential’ travel to and from U.S. to be barred Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced billions in proposed measures to be rolled out soon as part of the first phase of the government of Canada’s “COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.” The economic measures the prime minister announced March 18 include up to $27.4 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. This is in addition to $55 billion in tax deferral until September 2020 for individual and corporate taxpayers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 1:55 PM

Mining merger, acquisition trends Undergroundmining.jpg

In 2018, there were a reported 824 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in the mining space in North America, with an estimated deal value of $15.8 billion. In 2019, the number of transactions shrank to 677 while the estimated total deal value rose to $58.4 billion. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 1:10 PM

Run but not hide: ‎Collection challenges for securities regulators money_magnet_sm

The ease with which securities misconduct permeates national borders contributes to the collection ‎challenges faced by securities regulators. However, an upcoming decision of the Nevada Supreme Court may signal a significant change for Canadian securities regulators attempting to enforce disgorgement orders against Canadian nationals residing in the United States. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 8:35 AM

Corporate immigration compliance for COVID-19 visa_stamp_sm

These are challenging times for Canadian businesses who are managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. With official government instructions on social distancing, self-isolation and travel restrictions changing on a nearly daily basis, what additional considerations are there for Canadian employers of foreign nationals? How do employers stay compliant with immigration laws while managing the myriad issues that we are currently facing? ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 9:55 AM

Ontario declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases increase

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency under s. 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act in a press conference on March 17. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 9:54 AM

BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS - Statutory authority - Purpose of bylaw - Grounds for invalidity

Appeal by business owners from an order granting the City an injunction enjoining them from carrying on business as marijuana dispensaries without business licenses issued by the City. ... [read more]