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Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:08 AM

CRTC hands out largest anti-spam fine to an individual

Privacy experts are encouraged by a landmark fine handed to a Canadian for unlawfully sending out more than half a million spam e-mails, saying greater enforcement and tougher penalties are needed to punish genuine bad actors. These comments come following the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) fining an Atlantic Canada man for allegedly delivering at least 671,342 commercial e-mails without prior consent from the recipients. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 @ 1:27 PM

Future of commercial real estate Row of various business buildings

Across the commercial property sector, retail, among many others, continues to evolve through the Internet as it increasingly favours e-commerce as an alternative trading medium to brick and mortar shops. With a few notable exceptions, COVID-19 has catalyzed this process by extinguishing footfall and dragging the profits of non-essential retailers to all-time lows. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 @ 1:12 PM

New technology partner for Davies in Toronto

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP welcomed Laila Paszti as a partner in the technology practice of its Toronto office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 @ 12:27 PM

Fasken adds counsel to B.C. region technology group

Fasken announced that Lindsay Clark has joined the firm as counsel in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) group in the British Columbia region. ... [read more]

Monday, March 01, 2021 @ 1:23 PM

Denial of leave in Internet case ‘puts us one step closer’ to affordable rates, industry rep says

A number of players in Canada’s telecommunications industry are hailing the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal of the decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to lower the wholesale Internet rates large carriers charge their smaller competitors. ... [read more]

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 10:01 AM

No turning back from pandemic’s changes to justice system: CBA report CBA president Brad Regehr

When transmitting the first message to officially open the Baltimore to Washington telegraph line, Samuel Morse included a simple statement: “what hath God wrought?” The same question has likely passed through the minds of many people over the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses and schools and forced many people into makeshift home offices. Canada’s justice system has not been immune from that change, with trials moving online and lawyers filing their documents electronically. And now the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says it is time to make many of those changes permanent. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 10:59 AM

Possible Commonwealth trade agreement explained Canadian and New Zealand Flags

Following on from part one of the CANZUK series which outlined the likely structure through which the agreement will operate, part two will continue to look at the regulatory impacts resulting from the principle of mutual recognition. Then, through comparing CANZUK to broadly similar trade agreements such as NAFTA, it is also possible to formulate some predictions as to what the prescribed dispute mechanism could look like. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 1:26 PM

Stop making fun of lawyers, even when they are cats | Alistair Vigier

Over the past two days, since the “cat attorney” video went viral, the many videos of it collectively have over 13 million views. For those that haven’t seen it, here it is. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 @ 1:30 PM

The Coach: Small firm succession planning part two | Gary Mitchell

In part one of this column, I covered the first three steps to succession planning: deciding on your timeline for retirement, increasing the value of your practice or firm, and branding/setting up a new legal entity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 @ 8:10 AM

Defending yourself against Zoombombers Distraught woman at computer screen

Videoconferencing and collaboration software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, JoinMe and others has probably been the single biggest factor in allowing work (mainly white-collar work) to keep going during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]