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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

Board of directors’ climate change checklist: Part two businesswoman_checklist_sm

A few weeks back I hosted an online session where some of the leaders shared their views on transition strategies and how boards need to be able to articulate and act upon climate change risks and opportunities. In my previous article on this topic, I shared two of the five items from a shortened suggested to-do list for the board of directors. Here are the remaining three recommendations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 7:09 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Business licensing and regulation - Issuing

Application by Fire & Flower for leave to appeal a decision of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board dismissing its appeal from a decision of a Development Officer denying the applicant a development permit for a Cannabis Retail Sales operation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 10:33 AM

Lavery CEO elected as member of board of Montreal Port Authority

Lavery Lawyers announced that chief executive officer Anik Trudel has been elected as a member of the board of directors of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). She was previously the chair of the MPA before leaving in 2017. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 10:28 AM

Two Norton Rose lawyers appointed to top positions in maritime law organizations

Two Vancouver-based Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers have been appointed to high-level positions within prominent Canadian maritime law organizations. ... [read more]

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

WeirFoulds adds four new associates

WeirFoulds announced that four of its former articling students have joined the firm as associates: Paul Conrod, Satnam Dosanjh, Talia Rotman and Alvin Yau. The four also summered with the firm before their articles. ... [read more]

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 1:59 PM

For the PM, ‘sorry’ is the hardest word | Heather MacIvor

On Aug. 14 the federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, released his report (Trudeau II Report) on the Trudeau government’s efforts to interfere with the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin (SNC). Dion concluded that the prime minister violated s. 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act (the Act) when he and his staff pressed former Attorney General (AG) Jody Wilson-Raybould to overrule the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and offer SNC a remediation agreement (Ethics commissioner finds PM improperly sought to influence AG re SNC-Lavalin prosecution). ... [read more]

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 8:09 AM

PAYMENT AND DISCHARGE OF DEBT - Payment to third party

Appeal by the plaintiffs from a judgment quantifying a debt owed by the defendants. Doctor Brar worked as a physician through a professional corporation. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 12:35 PM

New litigation associate for Thornton Grout Finnigan

Thornton Grout Finnigan (TGF) announced that Andrew Hanrahan has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Legislation increases director flexibility, clarifies legal obligations money_environment_sm

The recently passed Bill C-97 articulates meaningful changes to directors’ duties in Canada. By amending the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), this legislation broadens the class of stakeholders to whom directors must turn their minds when stewarding a corporation. Bill C-97 codifies past judicial treatment of this issue and adds new contours to directors’ legal obligations. Understanding these developments is of vital importance for boards of directors in discharging their legal duties. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 2:43 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 5:35 PM

Ethics commissioner finds PM improperly sought to influence AG re SNC-Lavalin prosecution Trudeau and JWR

In a bombshell report that could renew pressure for a criminal investigation, federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion has found that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened the federal Conflict of Interest Act by using the prime minister’s position of authority over ex-Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould “to seek to influence, both directly and indirectly, her decision on whether she should overrule the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to invite SNC-Lavalin to enter into negotiations towards a remediation agreement.” ... [read more]