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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 3:16 PM

Aird & Berlis picks AI solution

Toronto-based business law firm Aird & Berlis LLP has signed a deal to use artificial intelligence (AI)-based contract review software from Diligen Software for some of its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and real estate work. ... [read more]

Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:44 PM

Moseley named vice-chair of the Ontario Securities Commission

Tim Moseley is the new vice-chair of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). ... [read more]

Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:13 PM

Canadians on board of U.K.-based technology incubator

Mishcon de Reya LLP, a London, U.K.-based business law firm has founded a technology accelerator and invited two Canadians to serve on its board of directors. ... [read more]

Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet youtube_broadcast_sm

The Internet has been in common use for over 25 years now and for nearly all of that time people have been complaining about things that are written about them on the internet and going to their lawyers demanding relief. Despite the passage of time, however, neither the courts nor the legislature have declared definitely whether the protections and notice periods under the Libel and Slander Act apply to defamatory postings on the Internet. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 9:44 AM

Sin tax on cannabis disproportionately hurts medical users cannabis_tax_sm

Canada’s expanding cannabis industry is expectantly awaiting July 1, 2018, when prohibition will end and cannabis will be regulated for adult use in Canada. The excitement around ending prohibition has been dampened by an inevitable reality: taxation. The dual markets of the cannabis industry have introduced a tension into appropriately taxing cannabis. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 9:51 AM

Franchise misrepresentation provision won’t stay dormant for long

Franchise jurisprudence in Ontario is steadily leaving its infancy years behind.  Yet most cases about pre-sale disclosure are based on one, albeit vital, statutory cause of action — rescission. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

Canadian ownership in domestic oil and gas grows as foreign interest wanes Canada oil industry

Foreign investment in the country’s oil and gas industry has ebbed and flowed with the shifting forces of economic nationalism. More recently, investment capital has left due to the industry’s lack of competitiveness, relative to opportunities elsewhere. The challenge for Canada will be to implement changes that will signal a hospitable environment for investment in its energy sector. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 8:33 AM

CORPORATIONS - General principles - Shareholders

Appeal by the defendants from a chambers judge's refusal to strike the plaintiffs' claims. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

How Canadian businesses can boost ownership of clean tech IP clean_tech_sm

As worldwide demand for clean technologies increases, Canadian businesses are in a unique position to capitalize on the expertise of our researchers to build companies that are true innovation leaders. ... [read more]

Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 11:56 AM

McLeod Law adds wills and estates associate

Beverly Mendoza is the newest associate at McLeod Law LLP, even though she’s not new to the Calgary firm. ... [read more]