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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

NAFTA 2.0: Time to get it right or kill it | Pamela Palmater

There is a long list of items that U.S. President Donald Trump has put on his “to kill” list, including Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, the Department of Education, immigration and most recently, NAFTA. Trump called the North American Free Trade Agreement the “worst trade deal ever made” in U.S. history and indicated he may have to kill the deal. ... [read more]

Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

Alberta Court of Appeal decision on drug testing 'may have legs' to go to Supreme Court Michael Lynk, Western University Faculty of Law

A major labour union is vowing to take a case regarding random drug and alcohol testing to the Supreme Court of Canada, but legal experts are in disagreement as to whether it would be heard by the nation's top justices. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 2:52 PM

Conduit Law announces renewed independence

Conduit Law is once again a standalone entity. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 9:10 AM

B.C. regulators okay registration of Canada’s first cryptocurrency fund manager Bitcoin

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has granted investment fund manager registration to First Block Capital Inc., a Vancouver-based investment firm focused on providing investment exposure to the emerging digital currency asset class.  This registration makes First Block the first registered investment fund manager in Canada dedicated solely to cryptocurrency investments. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Hi Tech: Outdated technology bad for your client, firm and the law | Luigi Benetton

BlackBerries still serve their owners well. But other outdated technologies still being uses by Canadian lawyers can cause consequences worse than teasing. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 9:37 AM

Osgoode Hall collaborates with local business group on virtual employment hub Lorne Sossin sm

The second largest Business Improvement Area (BIA) in North America, in partnership with Osgoode Hall, will be launching a two-year pilot program to establish a virtual employment hub with an online legal information service to serve the community. ... [read more]

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Binnie says judges should lead by crafting new remedies for corporate abuses abroad Exclusive

One of Canada’s leading jurists is urging judges here to be more creative in developing the common law to provide access to justice for those harmed by Canadian mining companies or other extractive businesses operating abroad. ... [read more]

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

Non-plan-sponsor held liable for pension plan deficit Pension_defecit_sm

In Tibbett & Britten Group Canada Inc. v. Sobeys Inc. 2016 ONSC 643, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that the successor of the seller of a business was contractually liable to fund the wind-up deficit of the purchaser’s pension plan. ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

The ever-increasing need for data breach notification protocols Data_breach_sm

In Canada, there have been some highly publicized incidents involving the unauthorized access, use and disclosure of personal information, especially as it relates to health records and financial information (i.e., data breaches).  Some of these decisions have led to lawsuits, including class action lawsuits. All companies, therefore, should prepare accordingly. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

The financial impacts of Bill 148: Looking beyond minimum wage

As even the most casual observer of current events is aware, the Ontario government introduced legislation that will increase the minimum wage from $11.40 to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2019. Bill 148, the F​​​​air Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, was introduced and referred to committee on June 1, 2017, just days before the provincial legislature rose for the summer. ... [read more]