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Thursday, September 02, 2021 @ 1:26 PM

Association with cannabis still damaging to reputation, goodwill No Cannabis Sign

Canada legalized the recreational sale of marijuana in October of 2018, but since then few cannabis companies have developed a positive brand image for themselves at the retail level. Even legalized cannabis appears to continue to suffer from negative connotations, as reflected in efforts by established brands in other areas to want to distance themselves from anything cannabis related. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 3:20 PM

Ontario will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for certain settings as of Sept. 22 Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

On Sept. 1, the Ontario government announced proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to access some non-essential services. According to a government release, proof of vaccination will be required starting Sept. 22. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 12:55 PM

Birth of green choice for Nova Scotia Green map of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s Sustainable Development Goals Act (SDGA), passed in 2019, sets out the province’s renewable energy (RE) targets, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 53 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 9:15 AM

New litigation partner joins Kalloghlian Myers

Kalloghlian Myers LLP announced that Dimitri Lascaris has joined the firm as a partner. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 3:01 PM

Minden Gross names new managing partner

Brian Temins has been named by Minden Gross LLP’s partnership to succeed Raymond Slattery as the firm’s managing partner starting Sept. 1, 2021. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 1:22 PM

Globalization: Preparing for a world in transition Globe with puzzle pieces

Around the world, as we move past the halfway point of 2021, COVID-19 remains a significant force of disruption even as many countries emerge from lockdown. Global business activities are rebounding, and the landscape has shifted, but the delta variant and growing case numbers worldwide mean that insecurity remains the order of the day. Moving forward, what can businesses expect from this new change, and how can they prepare for what's to come in an era of radical uncertainty? ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 3:20 PM

New associate joins Minden Gross business law group

Minden Gross LLP announced that Marco Lippi has joined the firm as an associate in its business law group. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 3:19 PM

Quebec’s new corporate transparency framework draws praise, questions from lawyers

A new corporate transparency law recently enacted by the Quebec government will compel all private corporations and partnerships, regardless of where it is registered or incorporated, who conduct business in the province to disclose the identity and some information of the beneficial owners of their shares in a publicly accessible database, a requirement that goes further than similar legislation passed by the federal government and other provinces. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 2:50 PM

New Ontario not-for-profit legislation, business registry Business registration

On Aug. 17, 2021 the Ontario government announced that the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) will finally be proclaimed into force effective Oct. 19, 2021, (the proclamation date), almost 11 years from the date that it received royal assent. The proclamation of the ONCA coincides with the launch of the new Ontario Business Registry (the OBR), which has been a key factor in the delay of the ONCA coming into effect. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 1:07 PM

Intellectual property: Latest word on bad faith Cloud Management

There have been numerous recent decisions in the U.K. and the EU relating to bad faith by an applicant for a trademark. The Canadian Trademark Act has been recently amended to add bad faith as a ground of invalidity, so it makes sense to follow these decisions. ... [read more]