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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 11:28 AM

Artificial intelligence useful for in-house counsel, conference told Moderator Bram Abramson, Monica Gallant, Benjamin Alarie and Natalie Munroe

When in-house counsel consider the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, they should consider it as an assistive service, according to presenters at a recent Ontario Bar Association conference. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Securities commissions weigh in on big weed deal business_takeover_sm

The Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions recently released joint reasons for their orders issued following a joint hearing held last December in relation to an unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for Cannimed Therapeutics Inc., one of the oldest participants in Canada’s medical marijuana market. These reasons shed some light on how the commissions will interpret the new takeover bid regime implemented in 2016 under National Instrument 62-104. ... [read more]

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

The miracle of a 10-day labour market impact assessment approval fast_track_sm

As corporate immigration lawyers know, the Temporary Foreign Worker (“TFW”) Program and the Labour Market Impact Assessment process (“LMIA”) has a reputation for lacking transparency in the decision-making process due to the absence of clear policy. Yet sometimes when no other options are available, the LMIA can be just exactly what is needed to get the job done. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 05, 2018 @ 1:22 PM

In-house counsel need to manage people, metrics, LSO summit told Kristina Milbourn and Martha Binks

Being proactive about work accomplishments and supportive of colleagues is the best way that in-house counsel have to avoid being seen as something other than a cost centre by the businesses and organizations that employ them. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

General counsel’s checklist of the who, what and when of risk reporting risk_assessment_sm

Audit committees are increasingly challenged to find the right balance between oversight of financial reporting versus broader enterprise risk management (ERM). According to KPMG’s On the 2018 Audit Committee Agenda, more than half of the 800 audit committee members surveyed struggled to find sufficient time to devote to core financial oversight. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 1:47 PM

Pond Technologies names chief operating officer

Kevin Andrade has joined Markham, Ont.,-based Pond Technologies Holdings Inc. as its chief operating officer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 9:38 AM

Prehiring medical tests and questionnaires: Proceed with caution plamondon

Employers often rely on a doctor’s recommendations in determining the relevance of medical questions on a prehiring questionnaire and of medical tests for prospective employees. However, the legal considerations in this regard should never be obscured by medical ones. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

Facebook data scandal raises stakes for PIPEDA overhaul facebook_data_sm

On Feb. 28, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics published its report of the review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The committee’s report focuses on responding to technological change. However, in light of the current Facebook data “scandal,” the question is, can the law ever keep pace with technology? ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Moving around grey to gold: counter-ambush marketing strategies ambushmarketing

In 1996, a now famous pair of golden Nike track-spikes crossed the 400m line at 43.49 seconds. A few days later, the shoes were on the cover of Time, around Michael Johnson’s neck, atop his gold medals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

Solicitor-client privilege could be next victim of the Panama Papers | Julius Melnitzer

Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, is closing its doors at the end of March. But its legacy, a full-frontal attack on lawyers, looms large. ... [read more]