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Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Choice to be a sex worker driven by poverty, overregulation of trades | Ryan Handlarski

Ever since the Supreme Court decision in Bedford v. Canada [2013] 3 SCR 1101, 2013 SCC 72, where the bizarre half-measure laws in the Criminal Code around sex work were struck down, sex work has been some kind of a legal grey area: not exactly legal, but with the police mostly turning a blind eye to it. ... [read more]

Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

Prohibiting cannabis cultivation a high priority for landlords cannabis_growing_sm

For multi-residential landlords in Ontario, the proposed regulatory framework relative to the legalization of cannabis has required some proactive measures to ensure that cannabis cultivation does not occur in rental units in their properties. The proposed cannabis legislation would allow individuals to grow up to four cannabis plants for personal consumption but the legislation does not prohibit cannabis growth in apartment or home rentals. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Hi-Tech: Doing the business math of GDPR compliance | Luigi Benetton

Privacy legislation isn’t new. But thanks to headlines outing corporations that leak customer information and, more recently, the usage of Facebook data to sway political events, interest in privacy has spiked. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 7:17 AM

Senators push for plan to deal with fallout when Canada legalizes cannabis and breaks international law Reynell_Andreychuk

A Senate committee has asked the Trudeau government to come up with a plan to deal with the political and legal fallout when Canada legalizes recreational cannabis later this year, and thereby flouts its treaty obligations and international law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE - Sale of property - Trustees in bankruptcy

Appeal by a company, HPCB-Online, from a review under s. 100 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act of its purchase of book inventory from a related bankrupt company; cross-appeal by creditors of the bankrupt business from the review. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Langlois grows team in Quebec

Langlois lawyers has expanded its Quebec legal team. Sophie Hébert, Xavier Berwald-Grégoire and Mélissa Bazin have joined the Montreal office, while Vincent Tremblay, Marie-Pier Auger and Virginie Beauchemin are now part of the Quebec City operations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Former Saskatchewan premier joins Osler

Brad Wall is now a special adviser at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

Benefits of technology worth the risk in M&A: panel (L-R) Michael Fekete, Jeremy Fraiberg, Andrea Wood, Anthony Pagano sm

The procurement of startups, the growing impact that data and technology are having on valuation and the changing norms of deal making are all current considerations for lawyers working in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). ... [read more]

Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

Data breach notification obligations coming into force privacy_breach_sm

On April 18, 2018, the federal government released the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (The “Regulation”), which set forth the rules and requirements applicable in the event of a breach of security safeguards affecting personal information. The Regulation will come into effect on November 1, 2018, at the same time as the statutory requirements pertaining to data breach reporting. ... [read more]

Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

CIVIL LIABILITY - Secondary market disclosure - Defences

Appeal by the plaintiff from the dismissal of some of his claims as statute-barred. ... [read more]