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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 8:48 AM

Ontario changes immigration laws to tackle truck driver shortage truck_driver_sm

Earlier this year, the Ontario government introduced changes to the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 that included a new immigration stream for transport truck drivers. Under this new stream, individuals intending to live in Ontario and work as transport truck drivers may now qualify to apply to the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) for support in obtaining permanent residence status in Canada. This has been a welcome response to Canada’s long-haul truck driver shortage crisis. ... [read more]

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 10:45 AM

Lawyer, trademark agent joins Langlois’ Quebec office

Langlois lawyers announced that Simon Lemay has joined its Quebec City office. As a lawyer and trademark agent, he focuses his practice on both intellectual property (IP) law and business law. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 8:55 AM

International arbitration gets innovative: Overcoming problems arbitration_global_sm

In the first two parts of this series I wrote about innovative uses of international arbitration in other forms of disputes. After outlining a proposal by former United States Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper (The Arbitration of Cross-Border Business Insolvencies), I noted that so far there has not been a rush to agree to arbitration in cross-border insolvency matters. In this article I would like to discuss why. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 2:31 PM

Franchise disputes on rise in British Columbia lawyers_fighting_sm

These past several years have seen an uptick in franchise court decisions coming out of British Columbia. While the decisions have not yet started to apply provisions of B.C.’s new Franchises Act, which came into force in February 2017, they have otherwise started to gain steam. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

Proposed changes to foreign affiliate dumping rules Two businessmen in discussion

Recent proposed changes to the Income Tax Act could impact many Canadian corporations with foreign affiliates. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 1:32 PM

Stikeman Elliott adds 21 associates to Toronto office

Stikeman Elliott announced that it has welcomed 21 incoming first year associates to the firm’s Toronto office. ... [read more]

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

Partner, two new associates join Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson announced the arrival of new partner Matthew Singerman and new associates Dani Marshall and Denny Chung to the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Access to Justice: A2J Week about innovation, collaboration, action | Beverley McLachlin

The end of October marked the celebration of Access to Justice Week in three Canadian provinces — Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia. I was pleased to be able to join Ontario’s justice sector leaders for part of their deliberations on the future of access to justice in Ontario and to follow the activities in the other provinces, albeit from a distance. ... [read more]

Friday, November 08, 2019 @ 1:48 PM

Export Development Canada settles litigation over aircraft deal

Export Development Canada (EDC) has resolved its litigation in the United Kingdom with Westdawn Investments. With the settlement, Westdawn is now agreeing to the legal steps taken by EDC starting in December 2017 to end its business relationship with the company. ... [read more]

Friday, November 08, 2019 @ 12:33 PM

Benefit corporations: Legislators should tread lightly good_corporation_sm

The advent of the burgeoning benefit corporation movement represents a subtle but fundamental change in the way for-profit companies choose to do business. And Canadian legislators, who have been slow to act in support of this movement, should address it with comparable subtlety, recognizing that the movement is an evolution of existing law, bears no relationship to the not-for–profit sector and does not require a host of new regulatory approaches. ... [read more]