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Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 1:55 PM

Ontario appeal decision reaffirms court’s reluctance to set aside private arbitral awards Drawing of two hands shaking in front of scales of justice

In the recent decision of Tall Ships Inc. v. Brockville (City), 2022 ONCA 861, the Ontario Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the court’s narrow basis for setting aside private arbitral awards under Ontario’s Arbitration Act in circumstances where the parties have entered into an arbitration agreement which limits the right to appeal to only questions of law. ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 12:07 PM

Lerners’ new firm chair Kuehl dedicated to gender parity, racial diversity and mentorship Cynthia Kuehl

Lerners’ newest firm chair is putting an emphasis on increasing gender and racial diversity at the firm by highlighting an intersectional issue: “choice.” ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 9:02 AM

Medical exam requirements and questions when applying for green card U.S. flag with stethoscope

To immigrate to the U.S., an essential requirement is that would-be immigrants have received a series of vaccines in order to qualify for permanent residence. ... [read more]

Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 4:31 PM

Canada sanctions Russian propagandists for lying about Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine Melanie Joly

Citing their part in Russia’s “lies and deception” about its illegal invasion of Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and 16 entities that Canada says “are complicit in peddling Russian disinformation and propaganda.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 3:25 PM - Last Updated: Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 4:37 PM

Federal government drops controversial measures to expand firearms ban in proposed Bill C-21 Marco Mendicino

Bowing to pressure from opposition parties, Indigenous leaders, hunters and gun advocates, the minority Liberal government has scrapped controversial changes it planned to make to its proposed firearms bill (C-21) that banned assault-style weapons but were said by critics to also aim at hunting rifles and shotguns. ... [read more]

Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 12:52 PM

What constitutes an adequate investigation? Danager sign with magnifying glass

Regulators investigate complaints. Many regulators investigate a lot of complaints. A recurring issue is how thorough those investigations need to be. Courts have repeatedly said that such investigations do not need to be exhaustive, just adequate. ... [read more]

Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 12:48 PM

Ontario releases Provincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan

The Ontario government has released its first Provincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan to help ensure citizens are “prepared for, and safe, during future emergencies like cyber security threats, pandemics or natural disasters.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 9:02 AM

Disclosure of records in arbitration Files going from one computer to another

A party to an arbitration must assert its access to an opposing party’s records clearly and promptly, as courts will not cure the party's failure to do so. ENMAX Energy Corporation v. TransAlta Generation Partnership, 2022 ABCA 206 (the ENMAX case) is an example of this. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 12:36 PM

Aird & Berlis names nine new partners

Aird & Berlis announced the addition of nine new partners. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 8:50 AM

Private Ontario corporations: New requirements to maintain transparency register Lawyers parading scales of  justice

On Jan. 1, 2023, amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the OBCA) came into effect, requiring private Ontario corporations (a corporation) to create and maintain a register of all “individuals with significant control” over the corporation (the Transparency Register). ... [read more]