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Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 1:40 PM

McLennan Ross adds member in Yellowknife

Western Canadian business law firm McLennan Ross LLP has hired an a new associate for its Yellowknife office. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

Major concerns raised about Canada’s ‘overbroad, confusing’ anti-spam legislation Martin Kratz, Bennett Jones LLP

Parliamentarians are conducting a review of Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), and some legal experts say the law needs a major revamp to address concerns about its clarity and focus. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 8:50 AM

Proposed legislation to boost consumer protection for new homebuyers home_warranty_sm

The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan has been in effect for more than 40 years. The present system has given rise to persistent complaints of an appearance of conflict of interest. On the one hand, Tarion is the authority that registers builders and thereby gives them permission to operate. On the other hand, it is responsible for adjudicating disputes between those same builders and the owners of newly constructed homes under a warranty claim. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 2:27 PM

MLT Aikins hires three associates for Winnipeg office

There are three new associates in the Winnipeg office of MLT Aikins. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 9:01 AM

Copyright Act review: Netflix, free streaming and the ‘monkey selfie’ copyright_review

It has been a relatively quiet year for copyright law in Canada, but it is ending with a relative bang with the statutory five-year review of the Copyright Act and the Creative Canada initiative. This article will take a brief look at both developments primarily through the lens of a lawyer who represents creators. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

Access to Justice Week speakers urge profession to embrace innovation Yasi Naqvi sm

An oft-repeated refrain from speakers on the first day of Ontario’s Access to Justice Week (Oct. 23-27) was the need for the legal profession to embrace innovation. Whether that’s through adopting new technologies, new approaches to service, or simply a client-oriented way of thinking, a push for the legal profession to keep pace with the 21st century was a common theme. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 2:20 PM

MacCready new partner for DLA Piper

Charlie MacCready has joined the Toronto office of Vancouver-based DLA Piper (Canada) LLP as a partner. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

Backlash prompts Morneau to backtrack on proposed small business tax changes

Last week saw as many new tax changes, outside of a budget, as I can recall in my 30 years of practicing tax law. After burning as much political capital as possible and still facing a voter base in revolt, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced multiple revisions to the federal government’s previously proposed changes to the small-business tax in Canada. They also offered a large carrot. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

CETA introduces new possibilities for European citizens to work in Canada Business immigrant

The agreement between Canada and the EU contains provisions governing the ability of Europeans to enter the country to work without a permit, as well as the possibility to obtain work permits that are exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment. Some provisions are similar to those in other free-trade agreements, while others are new. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

Implementing Bill 106: Big shake-up for the condominium industry

The condominium industry will be undergoing significant changes in the next few weeks. On December 3, 2015 the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, also known as Bill 106, received royal assent by the Ontario Legislature. Bill 106 is important because it marked the first overhaul of the province’s condominium law in over 16 years. ... [read more]