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Investor Crowdfunding Coming to Ontario - Philip M. Aubry, Business Law Lawyer

December 01, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) announced last month (November 5, 2015) that it will join Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova ...

Deductibles for General Damages in Personal Injury Claims Arising from Motor Vehicle Accidents

November 25, 2015

Link to PerlawPersonalInjury.com On August 1, 2015, amendments to Ontario’s Insurance Act took effect, changing the deductibles that apply to general damages awarded to victims ...

SECURITIES ALERT - November 2015

November 11, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Investor Crowdfunding Coming to Ontario. Expected to Come into Effect on January 25, 2016 The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick ...

Chevron Corp. c Yaiguaje: la Cour suprême précise la compétence des tribunaux ontariens pour reconnaitre et exécuter des jugements étrangers (in French only) - By Eric D'Aoust

November 04, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD La Cour suprême du Canada a récemment rendu sa décision dans Chevron Corp. c Yaiguaje, 2015 CSC 42, une affaire portant sur la reconnaissance et ...

Navigating Canadian Drone Law Requirements

November 02, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD By Robert P. Kinghan, David J. Lowdon and Bryce Dillon Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are often associated with their military or law enforcement applications. ...

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Proof Required for a Discrimination Claim - By Margaret R. Truesdale

October 21, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Introduction In Quebec (Commission des droits de al personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace Training Center), 2015 SCC 39 (CanLII) ...

The Changing Landscape of Cross Border Data Transfers

October 19, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD By Robert P. Kinghan and Bryce Dillon On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled that the Safe Harbor Framework, an arrangement which allowed the ...

So You Want to be an American: A Layman’s Guide to FATCA - Gregory Sanders

October 15, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD As if Canadian reporting requirements are not enough, Americans living in Canada also have to comply with the U.S. tax and reporting system and Canadian banks are there to make sure ...

SINGAPORE ADDS TO ADR MIX - By R. Aaron Rubinoff and John Siwiec

October 05, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) was launched Jan. 5 to provide a dedicated commercial litigation forum and further cement Singapore’s position as a ...

Why You Should Register Your Business Name as a Trademark - By Jennifer McKay

October 02, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Building a brand takes time, effort, and resources. Business owners know how important their business assets are but some fail to recognize until it is too late that their most ...

ONCA Delayed Again - By Megan D. Wallace

October 01, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Last week the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services announced that proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (the “ONCA”) continues to ...

SECURITIES ALERT - October 2015

October 01, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) Adopt Revised Rights Offering Exemption Faster but more Exclusive - Comes into Effect on December 8, 2015 The ...

Summary Judgment Motions: A Culture Shift to Improve Access to Justice - By Brett Hodgins

September 11, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Taking a lawsuit to trial has become an extremely long and expensive process; it is beyond the means of the average Canadian. Addressing this issue and improving access to justice ...

Canada’s New Express Entry System: What We Know So Far - by Warren L. Creates, Immigration Lawyer

September 09, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The” Express Entry Mid-Year Report”, issued in July 2015, offers valuable insight into the state of the new Express Entry system for economic immigration to Canada. This ...

SECURITIES ALERT - SEPTEMBER 2015

September 02, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) Consider Amendments to Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (“F1”) Comment period ends October 13, ...

Three Months until Beer Tax Hike in Ontario - By Conor Cronin

August 17, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Three Months until Beer Tax Hike in Ontario Conor Cronin, Business Lawyer It has never been a better time to start a craft brewery in Ontario. Craft beer is extremely popular and ...

What Information Does an Applicant Have to Include When Filing A Patent Application? - By Solomon M. W. Gold

August 12, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD You’ve decided that you want to file a patent application for your invention.  What information about the invention do you have to disclose in your application? The ...

SECURITIES ALERT - AUGUST 2015

August 05, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Guidance on completing Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (“F1”) Top 10 Tips for Success Securities legislation prohibits issuers and underwriters from ...

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Update - By Warren L. Creates, Immigration Lawyer

July 23, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has introduced two new programs that will operate through the Canadian federal government’s new “Express Entry” ...

Navigating the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal By: Margaret R. Truesdale, Jessica Barrow and Lynda A. Bordeleau

July 07, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD This article was origionally written for HQ Magazine and was published by the OACP in the summer of 2015. In 2009, the Ontario Human Rights ...

Limited Partnerships: the Manitoba Advantage By: Philip M. Aubry

June 24, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD A limited partnership is a form of statutory partnership designed to fulfill the needs of investors who want to share in the profits of the partnership but limit their ...

SECURITIES ALERT - JUNE 2015

June 01, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Limited Crowdfunding Exemption Implemented in Six Provinces In a relatively short period of time, crowdfunding has become a useful new method of fundraising for a broad range ...

Why You Need a Written Employment Agreement - By Chris Morris, Karin Pagé and Megan Wallace

May 25, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. has a long history of providing employment law advice to its diverse clientele. With our employer clients, we always recommend ...

Dispute Resolution for Dentists By: Chris Morris, Karin Pagé and Megan Wallace

May 21, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD For over forty years, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall has helped dentists with all their legal matters. Your practice has special needs specific to your industry and you ...

Business Law for Dentists By: Chris Morris, Karin Pagé and Megan Wallace

May 13, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall’s Business Law Team can assist you with all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including incorporation of a dentistry ...

SECURITIES ALERT - MAY 2015

May 06, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The CSA recently announced it will introduce amendments to the continuous disclosure obligations and audit committee composition requirements of venture issuers (the ...

Working in Canada: What is Work, and when is a Work Permit needed? By: Warren Creates, Immigration Lawyer

May 06, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD In the Canadian immigration context, ‘work’ is broadly defined. Even volunteers, those providing services in a private residence, and student interns may require a work ...

Supreme Court of Canada Finds Lawyer Guilty of Civil Contempt for Returning Funds to Client by Margaret R. Truesdale

April 29, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD In a case that should be regarded carefully by all lawyers and other professionals who handle client funds, the Supreme Court of Canada found in Carey v. Laken, 2015 SCC 17 that a ...

SECURITIES ALERT - APRIL 2015 - Changes to Accredited Investor Prospectus Exemption

April 01, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The Canadian Securities Administrators (‘CSA”) have announced the implementation of amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions ...

Craft Brewery Succession Planning: Employee Stock Ownership Plan By Conor Cronin, Business Law Lawyer

March 24, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The burgeoning craft brewing industry in Ontario is set to take off. While success is in no way guaranteed, the growth potential in the market makes it a good idea to think about ...

SECURITIES ALERT - MARCH 2015 - Better Capital Raising Opportunities for Small Businesses and Start-ups

March 11, 2015

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, ...

Two Big Bills - Marina Stipanac, Registered Trade-mark Agent

February 13, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD After years of failing to catch up with other developed countries in bringing its copyright and trademark laws into the 21st century, 2014 will be remembered as the year of big IP ...

SECURITIES ALERT - FEBRUARY 2015 - Regulators Propose new Rights Issue Exemption

February 11, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ontario Securities Commission and most other jurisdictions in Canada (the “Participating Jurisdictions”) are implementing amendments to National Instrument ...

Express Entry: Top 5 Tips - By Warren L. Creates, Immigration Lawyer

February 10, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD On January 1st of this year, the Canadian federal government launched a revamped ‘Express Entry’ system for economic immigration to Canada. This article outlines the ...

SECURITIES ALERT - JANUARY 2015 - Changes to Corporate Governance Disclosure New Requirements Effective After December 31, 2014

January 01, 2015

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ontario Securities Commission and most other jurisdictions in Canada (the “Participating Jurisdictions”) are implementing amendments to National Instrument 58-101 ...