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Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

The growing trend of women lawyers on a board journey business_women_sm

Women lawyers are uniquely positioned to take a seat at the boardroom table as corporate boards slowly start to seek greater diversity. ... [read more]

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

Truth on the bus Busad

If you live in a place with public transit, buses are part of your daily background. You may not spend much time noticing what, if anything, is advertised on your municipal buses (unless you’re stuck in traffic behind one). But what if the bus was plastered with distorted images of fetuses and the (manifestly false) statement that “Abortion Kills Children”? ... [read more]

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

Diving deep into the how and what now of the USMCA usmca_trade_sm

The new USMCA trilateral trade deal struck last week between the United States, Canada and Mexico that is set to replace NAFTA lifted the uncertainty that the partners could come to a mutually beneficial understanding after 13 months of negotiations. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 8:22 AM

Courts won’t rewrite tax treaties negotiated by the government tax_treaty_sm

The recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada in Alta Energy Luxembourg S.A.R.L. v. Canada 2018 TCC 152, reaffirms the right of a taxpayer to rely on the original intent behind government policies and confirms that commercial realities should be considered in interpreting tax treaties. Further, the court held that structuring ownership through a fiscal resident of a country with a favourable tax treaty is not, per se, an abuse or misuse of a tax treaty in the absence of some explicit further requirement in the treaty. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

Drip, drip, drip: Kitec plumbing and buying a condo in Ontario leaky_pipes_sm

Introduced in Canada around 1995, “Kitec" plumbing was a plumbing system designed to replace typical copper water pipes with flexible tubing. The system was largely considered to be superior to copper piping as it was less expensive to produce and easy to install in virtually any space.The 12-year window of Kitec plumbing’s popularity was long enough to leave several ticking time bombs throughout condominium developments in Ontario ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

LexisNexis Canada’s new CEO Wright focuses on unique needs of Canadian legal market

LexisNexis Canada has announced the appointment of Eric Wright to the position of Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he will lead LexisNexis Canada in “Advancing What’s Possible” in the practice of law by continuing to evolve its decision and analytics tools. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 2:18 PM

Wildeboer wins York University’s Hennick Medal

The Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business announced that Rob Wildeboer, executive chairman and co-founder of Martinrea International Inc., is the recipient of the 2017 Hennick Medal for Career Achievement.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

CRTC overstepped mandate in bringing in code to govern contracts: Federal Court of Appeal Graham Honsa, Wilson Lue LLP

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled against the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in its attempts to regulate contracts between content producers and broadcasters, saying the commission overstepped its bounds under the Broadcasting Act. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

New corporate legislation to bring P.E.I. up to speed with other provinces

Enhanced protection for shareholders, greater clarity around directors’ obligations and the “right to incorporate” are all items lawyers for Prince Edward Island’s for-profit corporations should discuss with their clients in the run-up to a revamping of business legislation, says a government solicitor. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

LIMITED LIABILITY PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS - Liability of partners

Application by the defendant Proudfoot for summary dismissal of the plaintiff’s claim as against him. ... [read more]