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Publications for 2011

 

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Managing Workplace Violence and Harassment: An Employer’s Responsibility under Bill 168 - Karin Pagé

December 19, 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD Bill 168 resulted in significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) which became effective June 15, 2010. The changes to the OHSA require employers to take ...

Defamation on the Internet/The Anonymous Defamer - Keith A. MacLaren and Owen Bourns

November 17, 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD The Internet has rapidly become the medium of choice for communication. The ability to communicate instantly without any limits on content and with the option of remaining anonymous ...

The Application of HST to Used Residential Real Estate - Martin St-Onge

November 09, 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD It is often assumed that the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which in Ontario is currently 13% does not apply to the sale of a used residential property.  In some cases the rules ...

Un hyperlien n’est pas une forme de « diffusion » selon la Cour suprême du Canada (in French only) - Joël M. Dubois

November 02, 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD L’évolution des technologies de communication comme Internet a pour effet de forcer les tribunaux à définir (et redéfinir) les limites de ce qui ...

Employer’s increased reporting requirements re Occupational Health and Safety Act - Margaret R. Truesdale

October 20, 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD A Divisional Court decision in April of 2011 has raised questions about an employer’s responsibility to report to the Ministry of Labour when a guest, customer or visitor ...

Who is an Accredited Investor? What the Corporation should know - David J. Lowdon

September 30, 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) recently published Staff Notice 33-735 “Sale of Exempt Securities to Non-Accredited Investors” (the ...

.XXX Domain Names - Paul W. Braunovan

September 09, 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) has approved a new top-level domain “.xxx”.  Dot-xxx domain names are designed for use in ...

FINTRAC Compliance and Money Service Businesses: Could your business be at risk? - Megan D. Wallace

August 11, 2011

Under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) has the authority to regulate a ...

Software, Information Technology and Intellectual Property - Adrian C. O'Donnell

August 02, 2011

Android™, Google™, Facebook™, Xbox™, Blackberry™, Apps, Internet, streaming, servers, hotspots,  and a multitude of other all too familiar terms represent the ...

How the 2011 Federal Budget Affects Taxes

March 30, 2011

Renowned Canadian Tax lawyer, Gregory Sanders, explains how the federal budget affects taxes - Click here to read the article. 

Business Method Patents: Where Do We Stand? - Adrian C. O'Donnell, Patent Specialist

January 10, 2011

Patents have been traditionally granted for tangible inventions. In other words, they can be held in your hand or touched. Business methods are an intangible process and as such Business Method ...

Left Holding the Bill: Can the NAFTA Countries Recover from their Constituent Territories? Barry Leon & Andrew McDougall

January 01, 2011

Canada’s surprise decision to settle the AbitibiBowater v. Canada NAFTA arbitration at an early stage this past summer brought a NAFTA issue to the fore that does not appear to have been ...