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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Business licensing and regulation

Petition by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association to set aside a bylaw. The City of Victoria enacted a bylaw that prohibited businesses from providing single-use plastic bags to customers and required a mandatory minimum fee for reusable bags. ... [read more]

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 9:51 AM

Stewart McKelvey CEO named interim president of Halifax Partnership

The Halifax Partnership, Halifax’s public-private economic development body, has announced that its board of directors has named John Rogers as interim president and chief executive officer. ... [read more]

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

Arbitration: When questions of law should be referred to the courts court_question_sm

Subsection 8(2) of the Ontario Arbitration Act, 1991 permits the arbitrator and the parties to refer a question of law to the courts. While there is no case law on this provision and how and when it is to be exercised, general parameters that can be placed around this provision that are worthy of discussion. ... [read more]

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

The pan-Canadian framework on climate change: Ontario v. Ottawa environment_canada_sm

The federal government created an eloquent solution to the problem of carbon emissions and climate change. Their backstop Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GHG) allows the provinces to create a number of homegrown solutions in order to deal with emissions within their own jurisdictions. The Ontario government appears to be in the enviable position of avoiding the political cost of pricing carbon and can throw the entire responsibility on the federal government. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensation - Courts

Appeal by the Crown from refusal of summary judgment dismissing an expropriation action by the respondent, Milne. The respondent sought damages in the Federal Court arising from expropriation of land situated in Belleville, Ontario. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 3:19 PM

DLA Piper adds finance partner

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP has announced that Ilia Danef has joined the firm as a partner in the Toronto office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

JUDICIAL REVIEW AND STATUTORY APPEAL - Standard of review - Reasonableness

Application by an auction house for judicial review of a Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board decision to delay the issue of an export permit. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8:58 AM

International Association of Defense Counsel pushes for class action reform in Ontario Gordon McKee sm

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has thrown its hat into the ring for class action reform in Ontario after the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released a call for consultation in its review of the Class Proceedings Act. The LCO’s review, which was launched in October 2017, is the first independent, evidence-based evaluation of the Act since it was enacted in 1993. When the law commission’s call for consultation went out in March 2018, the IADC sent in a list of recommendations in support of reform. ... [read more]

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

Cooper named new CEO of Cox & Palmer

Cox & Palmer announced the appointment of George L. Cooper as chief executive officer effective July 1. ... [read more]

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

Decision a cautionary tale for unregistered securities dealers securities_dealer_sm

The decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Caldwell v. Baglione 2018 ONSC 3208, released on June 7, 2018, confirms that the consequences for those who engage in the business of the distributing securities without holding registration as a dealer or providing investors with a prospectus can be many and varied. ... [read more]