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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 2:04 PM

Dunton Rainville joins international network

Dunton Rainville S.E.N.C.R.L. has become a member of the State Capital Group Legal (SCG) global network of law firms. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Blakes names entrepreneur in residence

Technology entrepreneur Michael Hyatt is now working with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 9:22 AM

CRA targets underground economy with account information from PayPal paypal_cra_sm

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has previously carried out an audit of Uber to obtain information about drivers and some time ago obtained a court order for the records of eBay PowerSellers, and I predicted that it was just a matter of time until they went after PayPal. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:53 PM

Canadian challenge to softwood lumber duties shows importance of NAFTA: experts Lawrence Herman

A recent decision by the United States to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber is heading to a binational panel of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to decide whether or not Canada is unfairly subsidizing lumber producers. Legal experts are saying it is too early to determine if Canada will be successful in this challenge as it has been in the past, but it does highlight the importance of keeping the dispute mechanism provisions of NAFTA in place as the agreement faces renegotiation. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:12 PM

Alberta offers alternative justice grants

Organizations in Alberta that assist offenders repair the harm they've caused victims and communities are now eligible to receive grants from the provincial government. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:09 PM

Norton Rose Fulbright partner joins public service

In February 2018, Ava G. Yaskiel will have a new job. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 8:59 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 9:03 AM

Quebec Appeal Court lowers threshold for class action certification Jean-Michel Boudreau

The threshold for class action certification in Quebec, long considered a class action haven, has become even lower following a Quebec Court of Appeal ruling that advises trial judges to be flexible, “read between the lines,” and assess substance over form when examining class action applications, according to class action experts. ... [read more]

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

Tax Views: Light shone on offshore trusts should be a red flag to lawyers and accountants | Vern Krishna

The release of 13 million documents in the so-called “Paradise Papers” has put offshore trusts in the limelight once again. Regardless of their legality and utility, the very mention of the word “offshore” conjures up images of secrecy, and improper tax evasion by high net worth individuals, trusts and multinational corporations, with calls for more money by the Canada Revenue Agency to conduct more audits in exotic jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:11 AM

'Reasonable investigation' defence under Securities Act considered by Ontario court

The Ontario Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the evidentiary onus placed on defendants raising the “reasonable investigation” defence at the leave stage of securities litigation. In Rahimi v. SouthGobi Resources Ltd., the court also cautions judges not to treat leave motions like mini-trials. ... [read more]

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

Reducing vacate clauses in B.C. residential tenancy agreements

In response to British Columbia’s red-hot real estate market, various levels of government have taken measures to mediate the growth of the residential market and to address public concerns regarding perceived loopholes related to rental regulations. One such measure includes Bill 16, the Tenancy Statutes Amendment Act, 2017. Should Bill-16 become law, it will significantly impact residential landlords and developers. ... [read more]