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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

Canadian cities ramp up Airbnb regulation, but many questions remain

Toronto City Council has followed Vancouver’s lead and has passed regulations designed to tighten up the short-stay accommodation sector, effective July 1, 2018. Vancouver’s updated by-laws will be in force April 1, 2018. But immediate effective action has proven difficult for many cities. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

KPMG Law partners with Indian software firm

KPMG Law LLP has signed what it is calling a “marketing deal” with Immidart Technologies LLP. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 2:12 PM

Banking executive joins Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation

Investment banker and lawyer John Tuer has been named as director of Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

CPR’s Fleming joins NexOptic board

NexOptic Technology Corp. has named Karen Fleming to its board of directors. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 9:05 AM

With NAFTA's future uncertain, CETA poised to step up for business travellers

Since 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement has facilitated business mobility to and from Canada. But with NAFTA renegotiations between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico at a standstill, it is hoped that the trade in services provisions of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ease some of the potential loss, should NAFTA be repealed. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 8:57 AM

‘Clear and unambiguous’ guarantee survives loan changes

A common concern for lawyers and clients when dealing with guarantees is the effect on the enforceability of the guarantee of a change in the underlying loan obligations without the consent, or even the knowledge, of the guarantor. Most guarantees contain provisions confirming that the guarantor continues to be liable under the guarantee even if there are changes to the underlying loan terms. A recent British Columbia case sheds some light on the enforceability of such provisions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

Ontario’s Employment Standards Act: A practical guide to new changes employment_standards_sm

The very long debate about what changes should be made to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) ended when Bill 148 received royal assent on Nov. 27, 2017. Ontario employers need to review and update their existing employment practices and policies to ensure compliance with Bill 148 changes. ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 2:59 PM

Calgary’s Dolden Wallace Folick adds insurance associate

Insurance law specialist Dolden Wallace Folick LLP has a new associate in the firm’s Calgary office. ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 2:51 PM

Interim board of directors for National Council for Reconciliation named

In an effort to advance Canada's commitment to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (CTA), the federal government appointed six members to the interim board of directors for the National Council for Reconciliation. ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

Supreme Court extends protection against employment-related discrimination Eugene Meehan

The Supreme Court has broadened protection from discrimination in the workplace beyond harassment perpetrated by a supervisor to include co-workers, even if they have different employers. In British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk 2017 SCC 62, the court held that B.C.’s Human Rights Code (Code) “prohibits discrimination against employees whenever that discrimination has a sufficient nexus with the employment context.” ... [read more]