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Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 8:37 AM


Appeal by English and Raydan Transport from a decision dismissing their application to revive Raydan more than five years after Raydan was struck from the corporate registry. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

Defining a cannabis industry niche through branding cannabis_branding_sm

As summarized in April’s article, Canada is moving away from prohibition and toward regulation of adult use cannabis for mitigating social and economic harms associated with cannabis. Regulation beyond the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) will build on the inertia, success and good practices of Canada’s regulated medical cannabis market. The ACMPR provide a strong foundation, particularly for cultivation and processing. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

The futility of critique reports by expert witnesses courtroom silhouette_sm

While expert witnesses are traditionally retained to provide their opinion on an issue in a case, parties sometimes retain experts for a more tactical purpose — to critique the opposing expert. In this fifth article in a series on expert evidence, we highlight three decisions in which courts have questioned the utility of an expert witness’s “critique report”, and have ultimately placed little to no weight on it or excluded the evidence altogether. ... [read more]

Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 12:46 PM

Investment dealer regulator notes increased fine collection rates despite millions outstanding Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz LLP

Canada’s national regulator for investment dealers is saying legislative changes introduced in a number of provinces to increase their ability to collect fines have borne some fruit, and legal experts are saying they expect this trend to continue upward despite an acknowledgment of millions of dollars that remain outstanding. ... [read more]

Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Choice to be a sex worker driven by poverty, overregulation of trades | Ryan Handlarski

Ever since the Supreme Court decision in Bedford v. Canada [2013] 3 SCR 1101, 2013 SCC 72, where the bizarre half-measure laws in the Criminal Code around sex work were struck down, sex work has been some kind of a legal grey area: not exactly legal, but with the police mostly turning a blind eye to it. ... [read more]

Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

Prohibiting cannabis cultivation a high priority for landlords cannabis_growing_sm

For multi-residential landlords in Ontario, the proposed regulatory framework relative to the legalization of cannabis has required some proactive measures to ensure that cannabis cultivation does not occur in rental units in their properties. The proposed cannabis legislation would allow individuals to grow up to four cannabis plants for personal consumption but the legislation does not prohibit cannabis growth in apartment or home rentals. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Hi-Tech: Doing the business math of GDPR compliance | Luigi Benetton

Privacy legislation isn’t new. But thanks to headlines outing corporations that leak customer information and, more recently, the usage of Facebook data to sway political events, interest in privacy has spiked. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 7:17 AM

Senators push for plan to deal with fallout when Canada legalizes cannabis and breaks international law Reynell_Andreychuk

A Senate committee has asked the Trudeau government to come up with a plan to deal with the political and legal fallout when Canada legalizes recreational cannabis later this year, and thereby flouts its treaty obligations and international law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE - Sale of property - Trustees in bankruptcy

Appeal by a company, HPCB-Online, from a review under s. 100 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act of its purchase of book inventory from a related bankrupt company; cross-appeal by creditors of the bankrupt business from the review. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Langlois grows team in Quebec

Langlois lawyers has expanded its Quebec legal team. Sophie Hébert, Xavier Berwald-Grégoire and Mélissa Bazin have joined the Montreal office, while Vincent Tremblay, Marie-Pier Auger and Virginie Beauchemin are now part of the Quebec City operations. ... [read more]