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Spousal Sponsorships and Appeals: What You Need to Know - By Warren L. Creates, Immigration Lawyer

December 09, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD A Canadian citizen or permanent resident is entitled to sponsor their spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner for Canadian permanent residence.  The concept may be ...

SUPREME COURT EMPOWERS SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTION JUDGES By: Owen Bourns

December 05, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD In its January 2014 decision in Hryniak v. Mauldin[1] the Supreme Court of Canada sought to further clarify both the test for summary judgment and a judge’s powers on a motion ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Better Access to Capital for Listed Issuers New Prospectus Exemption Effective February 11, 2015

December 01, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has indicated it will implement amendments to OSC Rule 45-501 Prospectus Registration Exemptions effective February 11, 2015 in order to ...

Improving International Dispute Resolution: Leading Arbitral Institutions Update and Innovate - Barry Leon and John Siwiec

November 24, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD This article was originally published in the October 31, 2014 issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Over the past few months two leading international ...

Supreme Court of Canada Allows Criminal Intercepts to be Disclosed in a Civil Context - Margaret Truesdale

November 20, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD In the decision of Imperial Oil v. Jacques[1], the Supreme Court of Canada determined that electronic interceptions of private communications gathered in a criminal process were ...

Big Changes Coming to Canadian Trade-mark Law - Jennifer McKay

November 18, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Canada’s new Trade-marks Act and Regulations are expected to be proclaimed into force towards end of 2015 or early 2016. Some of the more significant changes are set out ...

PERLAW REPORTER- November 2014

November 14, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada has given some trade-mark owners pause for concern.  On July 9, 2014 Justice Russell from the Federal Court ordered to have ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Changes to Auditor Oversight and Disclosure

November 01, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”), in conjunction with all other Canadian jurisdictions, recently enacted changes to its auditor oversight rules, with ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Issues to Consider for Corporations Contemplating Crowdfunding

October 03, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Some questions to ask yourself The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”), has taken the first step towards considering a potential crowdfunding exemption as part ...

Case Summary: Ottawa Athletic Club Inc. v The Athletic Club Group Inc. - Paul W. Braunovan

September 23, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada has given some trade-mark owners pause for concern.  On July 9, 2014 Justice Russell from the Federal Court ordered to have The ...

“Click Wrap” Agreements: Your Website’s “Terms of Use” Are Actually Important by Conor Cronin

September 12, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Designing a website is difficult. Not only does your content have to be up to date and relevant, but the design must be good enough to keep the user engaged. The last thing you want ...

Changes to Auditor Oversight Rules- Tiffany Lee Bianchi

August 04, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD On July 17, 2014 the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced that it was repealing and replacing National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight (the ...

CONTINUING UNDER THE CANADA NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS ACT AND HOW WE CAN HELP - By Megan D. Wallace

August 01, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. has a long history of supporting institutions and charities. With our deep roots in the National Capital Region, we have provided ...

Key Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act- Warren Creates, Immigration Lawyer

July 31, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Key Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act In June 2014, just before breaking for the summer, Canada’s parliament passed major amendments to the federal Citizenship Act. ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Streamlined Venture Issuer Disclosure?

July 02, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD The CSA recently published a notice and request for comment regarding proposed amendments to the continuous disclosure obligations and audit committees of venture issuers the ...

Where Disability Affects Performance: A Delicate Minefield for Employers - Karin Pagé

June 24, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD To what extent is an employer required to accommodate an employee who is unable, due to illness or disability, to meet the requirements of his or her job? Unfortunately, there is no ...

Retailers Win Round One in Quebec Signage Battle - Jennifer E. McKay

June 11, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD French has been the official language of commerce in the province of Quebec since 1977 when Quebec’s Charter of the French Language (“the Charter”) came into ...

Potential Structures for Canadians Acquiring U.S. Real Estate Property - Jonathan M. Charron

June 06, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD This article summarizes potential ways to structure or restructure the ownership of personal-use real property situated in the U.S. for Canadians, the purpose of which is to reduce ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Enhanced Capital Raising Opportunities for Ontario Based Corporations - David Lowdon

June 03, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Ontario’s Proposed Offering Memorandum Exemption The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) recently published a notice and request for comment containing an ...

Foreign Cooks, Chefs and Restaurant Workers in Canada - Warren Creates, Immigration Lawyer

June 02, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD We specialize in assisting foreign cooks, chefs and restaurant workers obtain temporary or permanent status in Canada. With the recent changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign ...

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: More Controversy, More Change - Warren L. Creates and Jacqueline J. Bonisteel

May 30, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD The Canadian federal government has wasted no time in responding to the controversy surrounding McDonalds’ alleged abuse of the temporary foreign worker program. A moratorium ...

Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation - Margaret Truesdale

May 29, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Is your business in the habit of sending unsolicited promotional emails or updates? If so, you need to know about Canada’s new anti-spam legislation which will become law on ...

Debunking Some Common Arbitration Myths: Benefits over court proceedings include cost, flexibility - Barry Leon & John Siwiec

May 28, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD This article was originally published in the March 29, 2013 issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Arbitration has been dogged by myths that can lead to a ...

Securities Alert: BETTER CAPITAL RAISING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND START-UPS - By David Lowdon

May 27, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD A New Family, Friends and Business Associates Exemption for Ontario The first source of funding for many small businesses or start-ups is the owner’s network of family, ...

Important Amendments to Canadian Trade-mark Law - Paul W. Braunovan

April 14, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD On March 28, 2014, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014, Part 1. The stated purpose of the bill is “to implement certain provisions of ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Better Access to Capital for Listed Issuers? New Prospectus Exemption Proposed

April 11, 2014

DOWNLOADABLE PDF Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently published a Notice and Request for Comment (the “Notice”) containing an update on the OSC’s Exempt ...

Better Access to Capital for TSXV Issuers? New Prospectus Exemption Proposed - David J. Lowdon

March 27, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD The securities regulatory authorities in all jurisdictions except Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador (the participating jurisdictions) have recently published a proposal for a ...

Anti-Corruption Compliance: How well are your overseas agents behaving? - Conor Cronin

March 25, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD On August 15, 2013, Nazir Karigar was convicted of bribing an Indian official in order to facilitate the execution of a multi-million dollar contract under Corruption of Foreign ...

OSC Provides Guidance for Possible Relief of Participation Fees for Small Firms and Issuers - Tiffany Lee Bianchi

March 21, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently published Staff Notice 13-704 Applications for Participation Fee Relief for Certain Small Registered Firms and Reporting ...

International Guidelines Aim to Ensure Fairness - Barry Leon and John Siwiec

March 18, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD This article was originally published in the February 14, 2014 issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. When parties and counsel in international arbitration ...

Enforceability of Letters of Intent and Memorandums of Understanding - Owen Bourns

March 13, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Parties from time to time will enter into a letter of intent, memorandum of understanding or similar such preliminary agreements.  Often they precede the execution of a more ...

Supreme Court of Canada: Pension Benefits Not Deductible From Wrongful Dismissal Awards - Karin Pagé

February 25, 2014

PDF DOWNLOAD Canada’s highest court released an important decision last December (IBM Canada Limited v. Waterman, 2013 SCC 70) on whether pension benefits should be deducted from a damages ...