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Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:43 AM

Crawley MacKewn Brush adds litigation associate

Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP announced that Dena Givari has joined the Toronto firm as an associate. Her practice focuses on corporate and securities litigation in the civil and regulatory contexts. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP - Employee, what constitutes

Appeal by the defendant from a decision dismissing its motion for summary judgment dismissing the respondent’s action. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

Overview of laws that impact employment, labour in Canada B&Wcrowdsofworkers.jpg

This article is the first in a series in which we provide a general understanding of the laws and regulations that impact employment and labour in Canada. While every effort has been made to cover developments up to the date of publication, the current status of any legislation should be verified by counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 12:21 PM

Quebec firms Therrien Couture, Joli-Coeur Lacasse merge

Quebec law firms Therrien Couture and Joli-Coeur Lacasse are joining forces, creating Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 12:14 PM

New corporate associate for DLA Piper in Edmonton

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Lee Axford has joined the firm’s Edmonton ‎office as an associate in the corporate group.‎‎ ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 10:55 AM

Condo board elections and voting: No more proxy fraud Badly attended meeting

The condominium lifestyle grows ever more popular in Ontario: over 11,000 condominium corporations are registered throughout the province. Central to the destiny of each condo corporation is the quality of its governance. Yet the weak link in board governance often is the manner by which board elections are conducted, frequently resulting in disputes about legitimacy of directors and ultimately having direct financial consequences on the owners. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

Time to start conversation about mental health for non-lawyers at law firms: report Lynn Foley, fSquared Marketing

Over the past few years there has been a lot of focus on the mental well-being of lawyers because of the stress they face due to their heavy workloads and the pressures of getting in the billable hours. But a new report from a Vancouver-based marketing firm said the mental health of those who have not been called to the bar is also an issue in the legal industry. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Show me the money: Cautionary M&A tales money_bags_sm

Over the past 30 years, I have advised on hundreds of private company mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions across British Columbia. Having managed so many transactions over so many years, one begins to see patterns of purchaser and vendor behaviour ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Recognizing stellar litigation work of the Chief | Sam Goldstein

Sept. 18 marks the 124th birthday of Canada’s 13th prime minister, John Diefenbaker. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Securities regulators looking to change rules on business reporting, investment fund regulation Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz LLP

The umbrella group for Canada’s securities regulators is seeking public input on several proposed changes to its requirements on business acquisition reporting and its proposals to reduce the regulatory burden on investment funds. ... [read more]