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Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 9:16 AM

Cassels Brock adds Rasile as partner in financial services group

Mark Rasile has joined Cassels Brock as a partner in the financial services group, based in the firm’s Toronto office. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 9:14 AM

Twelve Canadians among 45 promoted globally by Norton Rose Fulbright

Twelve Canadians were among the 45 promotions worldwide announced by global law firm Norton Rose Fullbright, including 41 partners and four promotions to the South African equivalent of director. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 9:11 AM

Manitoba First Nations housing solution stymied by section 95

There is a Square Timber Housing Proposal sitting on Canada's Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Minister Carolyn Bennett's, desk. The proposal presents a plan to tackle Northern and Remote Manitoba's housing issues, specifically using Mathias Colomb Cree Nations and Berrens River Manitoba as the leader communities in this effort. The goal of the proposal has been to secure CMHC Section 95 funding to build high quality square timber homes in Berren’s River and Mathia Colomb Cree Nation, within the current funding allocations available to Manitoba First Nations. This project demands attention, but has yet to receive any. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

Softwood lumber duties seen as Trump’s opening salvo on NAFTA Softwood lumber

On April 24, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced preliminary countervailing duties (CVDs) on Canadian lumber imports. Among the investigation respondents, West Fraser received the highest rate of 24.12 per cent, followed by Canfor at 20.26 per cent, Tolko at 19.5 per cent, Resolute at 12.82 per cent and J.D. Irving at only 3.02 per cent. All other producers in Canada will be subject to the “all others rate” of 19.88 per cent, which is a weighted average of the CVDs levied on the respondents. The commerce department noted in its release that imports of softwood lumber from Canada were valued at an estimated $5.66 billion in 2016. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 7:31 AM

Ontario introduces pilot project for online filing of civil claims

Filing civil claims in Ontario is about to become faster as the Ministry of the Attorney General launched a pilot project last week for online filing. ... [read more]

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 7:58 PM

New chief judge’s personal ties prompt scrutiny of N.B. appointment process Scott Brittain

New Brunswick won praise this week for achieving gender parity on its provincial court, but the impending promotion to chief judge of a jurist with close friendship ties to the province’s premier and top judge has drawn attention to the appointment process. ... [read more]

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 3:04 PM

Bargaining not same as contract, court rules in upholding severance package

The Court of Appeal for Ontario on April 24 upheld a summary judgment for severance and payment in lieu of sabbatical for an employee who was let go after negotiations failed to reach a new employment agreement. ... [read more]

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 2:11 PM

Harper Grey adds Abley as associate counsel

Sandra Abley has joined Harper Grey LLP as associate counsel with the firm's wills & estates and business law groups in Vancouver. ... [read more]

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 8:59 AM

Expert panel appointed to review medical assistance in dying requests

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has announced the appointment of an expert panel on medical assistance in dying, chaired by Marie Deschamps, former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and adjunct professor at McGill University and Université de Sherbrooke. ... [read more]

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

When real estate projects become insolvent

This is the first of a series of three articles that address issues when a real property developer becomes insolvent. ... [read more]