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Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

Dentons adds finance and construction partner

Jana Mansour has joined Dentons’ Vancouver office as a partner in the firm’s construction, infrastructure and public-private-partnership group and its project finance group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

Cassels Brock associate gets Advocates’ Society appointment

Christopher Horkins has been named as secretary of The Advocates’ Society’s young advocates standing committee (YASC) for the 2018–2019 year. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

Canada’s criminalization of the Indigenous tobacco trade | Pamela Palmater

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims that there is no more important relationship than the one with Indigenous peoples and committed to a renewed Nation to Nation relationship based on respect for Indigenous rights. This is a significant commitment from the Liberal government, as Harper passed numerous laws impacting Indigenous rights – without complying with the legal duty to consult, accommodate and obtain the consent of First Nations. One bill which attracted a great deal of resistance was Bill C-10 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco). ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

General counsel’s checklist of the who, what and when of risk reporting risk_assessment_sm

Audit committees are increasingly challenged to find the right balance between oversight of financial reporting versus broader enterprise risk management (ERM). According to KPMG’s On the 2018 Audit Committee Agenda, more than half of the 800 audit committee members surveyed struggled to find sufficient time to devote to core financial oversight. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Second-generation Canadian immigrants outearn their parents | Colin Singer

Second-generation Canadian immigrants have higher income levels than their parents, according to a new study based on the 2016 census. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

FOR TORTS - Pure economic loss

Appeal by TDC Broadband from the award in its successful claim against the Province for damages for economic loss associated with the Province’s improper use of TDC’s confidential information. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

Facebook data scandal raises stakes for PIPEDA overhaul facebook_data_sm

On Feb. 28, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics published its report of the review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The committee’s report focuses on responding to technological change. However, in light of the current Facebook data “scandal,” the question is, can the law ever keep pace with technology? ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Moving around grey to gold: counter-ambush marketing strategies ambushmarketing

In 1996, a now famous pair of golden Nike track-spikes crossed the 400m line at 43.49 seconds. A few days later, the shoes were on the cover of Time, around Michael Johnson’s neck, atop his gold medals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 9:39 AM

Condo owners face potential liability from short-term rentals condo_rentals_sm

If you’ve followed the news lately you’ve no doubt heard the stories of condominium corporations struggling to deal with short-term rentals in their buildings. They create a significant problem for condominium corporations, from increased wear and tear on common elements, increased security costs, disruption and general anxiety as residents complain that what they thought was their home has been turned into a hotel. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

Solicitor-client privilege could be next victim of the Panama Papers | Julius Melnitzer

Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, is closing its doors at the end of March. But its legacy, a full-frontal attack on lawyers, looms large. ... [read more]