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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 5:31 PM

Ottawa moves to cut business taxes and red tape, boost corporate integrity in economic update

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced three new tax changes of note to the bar, including accelerated depreciation for new business investments in capital assets, along with more funding for the federal Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC), and the introduction next year of the first Annual Regulatory Modernization Bill that will update federal regulatory requirements while removing those deemed outdated or duplicative. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 1:13 PM

Workplace criminal liability: Businesses and their lawyers should be taking note blocksmashing_sm.jpg

Earlier this year, the owner of an excavation company was convicted of manslaughter for the death of a worker at a job site. Two months ago, that owner was sentenced to an 18-month jail sentence that is to be followed by two years’ probation. The case was R. c. Fournier [2018] J.C. no. 8784. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 9:44 AM

Canada implements bail-in regime for banks Canadianbanks_sm.jpg

Canada’s bank recapitalization (bail-in) regime came into effect on Sept. 23. The bail-in regime provides the government of Canada with a statutory power to direct the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) to convert, in whole or in part, specified eligible instruments of a domestic systemically important bank (D-SIB) into common shares of the D-SIB (or its affiliates) in the highly unlikely event that a D-SIB becomes non-viable. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

BINDING ARBITRATION - Stay of court proceedings

Appeal by the plaintiff, Sum Trade, from an order staying its action against the defendant, Agricom International. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 12:26 PM

Where auto insurance meets autonomous cars Interior autonomous car

With the advent of autonomous vehicles quickly approaching, auto insurers have been considering and developing insurance products that take into account this new technology. ... [read more]

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber adds three lawyers from Zaldin & Fine

Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP (GSNH) has expanded its Greater Toronto Area team by three lawyers, to become one of the largest commercial real estate groups in Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

New partner for Thornton Grout Finnigan

Thornton Grout Finnigan (TGF) announced that Daniel Schwartz has joined the Toronto boutique as a partner. ... [read more]

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

New cannabis retail regulations ‘step in right direction’ if enforcement has teeth, lawyers say Joe Hoffer sm

The Ontario government has announced new regulations for the licensing and operation of private cannabis stores, which include a zero-tolerance approach for any retailer serving youth under 19 and a prohibition on licensing anyone associated with organized crime. The announcement seems to follow standard licensing procedure for alcohol and tobacco, lawyers say, but how the government goes about handling enforcement will be something to watch out for. ... [read more]

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 1:13 PM

Hatsios joins Mississauga business law firm

Ann Hatsios is joining the Mississauga-based business law firm Pallett Valo LLP as an associate in the firm’s construction practice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Complying with PIPEDA’s new breach reporting rules privacy_compliance_sm

New rules under the federal privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), requiring reporting of breaches to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and notification of affected persons, came into force on Nov. 1. The rules mandate reporting of any “breach of security safeguards” that meets the threshold of a “real risk of significant harm.” PIPEDA’s Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations set out the information that must be included in reports and notifications. ... [read more]