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Federal Government Responds to Feedback on Proposed Changes - By Alanna T. Mar

November 07, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Federal Government Responds to Feedback on Proposed Changes - By Alanna T. Mar During Small Business Week (October 15 to 21), the federal government released an outline of its ...

Support for Small Cideries in Ontario – An Overview of the 2017-2018 Small Cidery Program Guidelines - Paul A. Lalonde, Business Law Lawyer

October 18, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Support for Small Cideries in Ontario – An Overview of the 2017-2018 Small Cidery Program Guidelines - Paul A. Lalonde, Business Law Lawyer Earlier this year, the Ontario ...

Proposed Amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules - By Solomon Gold, Patent and Trade-mark Agent

October 16, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Changes coming to reinstatement provisions mean that it will be important to adhere to time limits imposed under Canadian law Canada is in the midst of amending its intellectual ...

Challenging or Contesting a Will - By Anthony McGlynn, Partner and Firm Co-Chair

September 25, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Frequently when people learn of the contents of a family member’s Will they are upset and disagree with the intentions expressed in that Will.  As a result, it is common ...

Construction Lien Act Amendments, Part 2 – Interim Adjudication - By Bryce Dillon and Keith MacLaren

September 20, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD In September 2017, the Ontario legislature is debating legislation which, if passed, will have a significant impact on the construction industry. The bill makes numerous amendments ...

Supreme Court of Canada upholds “one strike, you’re out” drug policy - By Margaret Truesdale, Research Director

September 19, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp.[1] [Elk Valley], the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the dismissal of an employee for a breach of a policy relating to the use of drugs.  The ...

Construction Lien Act Amendments, Part 1 - Prompt Payment Rules - By Bryce Dillon and Keith MacLaren

September 13, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD In September 2017, the Ontario legislature is debating legislation which, if passed, will have a significant impact on the construction industry. The bill makes numerous amendments ...

Canadian Securities Regulators Take a Look at Cryptocurrencies - By Conor Cronin, Business Law Lawyer

September 11, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Are bitcoins a security? They might be, according to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). On August 24, 2017 the CSA released CSA Staff Notice 46-307 Cryptocurrency ...

Bike Helmets: What is the Law in Ontario? - By Kate Portner Gartke, Articling Student

August 31, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Cycling can be an excellent mode of transportation and a pleasant way to get some exercise for adults and children alike. However, there are a number of important safety ...

Proposed Restrictions to the Voluntary Disclosures Program - Alanna Mar, Tax Lawyer

July 26, 2017

Proposed Restrictions to the Voluntary Disclosures Program - Alanna Mar, Tax Lawyer PDF DOWNLOAD On June 9, 2017, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”) ...

Six Tips for Canadian Companies Raising Money in the U.S.

July 06, 2017

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New International Commercial Arbitration Act in force in Ontario - R. Aaron Rubinoff and John Siwiec

July 05, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily website published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. On March 22, 2017, Bill 27, Burden Reduction Act, 2017, an omnibus bill ...

New Record-Keeping Obligations for Old and New Ontario Corporations: What are they? - Philip M. Aubry, Corporate Law Lawyer

July 03, 2017

New Record-Keeping Obligations for Old and New Ontario Corporations: What are they? - Philip M. Aubry, Corporate Law Lawyer PDF DOWNLOAD On December 10, 2016, the new Forfeited Corporate ...

Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017: Approaches Changes to the Workplace - Karin Pagé, Litigation Lawyer

July 01, 2017

Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017:  Approaches Changes to the Workplace - Karin Pagé, Litigation Lawyer PDF DOWNLOAD On June 1, 2017, Ontario’s legislature ...

STAY COOL – BUT ENCLOSE THAT POOL - Paul Lalonde, Articling Student

June 07, 2017

Summer weather in Ottawa is almost here. As the mercury rises and the days get longer, many residents will begin prepping their backyard pools for the summer while others may be considering ...

SCC Upholds Costs Order Against Lawyer Personally - By Margaret R. Truesdale, Research Director

June 05, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD  Several years ago, in Doré v. Barreau du Québec[1], the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the right of a regulatory body responsible for governing discipline and ...

Tax Benefits Available to Persons with Disabilities - Anthony P. McGlynn, Partner and Firm Co-Chair

June 01, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD According to recent statistics issued by Statistics Canada, in excess of 10% of Canadians aged 15 or older are limited in their daily activities due to a disability.  The ...

Financial Assistance Available from the Canadian Government for Developing Intellectual Property Rights - Solomon Gold, Patent and Trade-mark Agent

May 17, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Canadian Intellectual Property Office announces that the federal government is here to help The Canadian federal government has been saying for some time that the encouragement of ...

Thinking Ahead to Ensure Your Business is Sale-Ready - Megan Wallace, Business Law Lawyer

May 08, 2017

A review of the CVs of Ottawa’s entrepreneurs will demonstrate that it is a group full of fresh ideas and that loves to pursue new opportunities.  The passion for starting a new ...

Managing Intellectual Property Risks: In Development and the Aftermarket - Adrian O'Donnell, Patent Specialist

May 03, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD The Internet is awash with advice for entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses for protecting their business, market, products, and technology with intellectual property ...

Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircrafts - Robert P. Kinghan & Paul Lalonde

May 01, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircrafts - Robert P. Kinghan & Paul Lalonde The Minister of Transport has recently announced the Federal Government’s new ...

SECURITIES ALERT - SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR REPORTING ISSUERS

April 10, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Results from a Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Review Social media has emerged in recent years as a useful way for companies to connect with customers, shareholders and ...

Corporate income may be used to determine support obligations - Bryce Dillon, Family Law Lawyer

April 01, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD In Canada, it is trite law that a corporation is a legal person separate from its shareholders, directors, and officers. However, family courts can “pierce the corporate ...

Tax Credits Support the Spirit of Giving - Alanna Mar, Tax Law Lawyer

March 23, 2017

DOWNLOAD PDF Charitable giving is undoubtedly beneficial to the community, but it can also be beneficial to donors during tax season. The federal government encourages individual charitable ...

Securities Alert - Disclosure of Cyber Security Risks

March 15, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Some guidance from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) The CSA recently reviewed disclosure provided by constituents of the S&P/TSX Composite Index regarding cyber ...

The Streamlining of International Rules: Changes aimed at improving efficiency, transparency - R. Aaron Rubinoff, Partner and firm Co-Chairman & John Siwiec, Litigation Lawyer

March 10, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Important amendments to the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC Rules”) will take effect on March 1, 2017. The amendments seek to enhance ...

Anticipating Increased Interest in Canada as a Place to do Business - By Dirk Bouwer, Business Law Lawyer

February 14, 2017

Article originally appeared on techopia.ca, February 14, 2017. Click here for article.  It is too soon to tell what impact US President Donald Trump’s recent efforts to ban nationals ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Regulators Review Rights Offerings

February 07, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD On December 8, 2015, securities regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) adopted an amendment to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus ...

Trump’s Travel Ban: America’s Loss, Canada’s Enduring Opportunity - By Warren Creates, Immigration Lawyer and Adam Sadinsky, Articling Student

February 03, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Canada and the United States are friends, partners and allies; in trade, in security, and in international affairs. What happens south of the border impacts Canada heavily, for ...

What’s New in Real Estate – Exploring Recent Changes to the Land Transfer Tax Act in Ontario - By Patrick N. Aubry

January 20, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD On December 8, 2016, Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, received royal assent (the “Bill”). Amongst other things, the Bill has made ...

When can an Employee’s Off-Duty Conduct give rise to disciplinary action? - By Karin Pagé, Litigation Lawyer

January 16, 2017

An employee may be disciplined, and even terminated for cause, where his or her off-duty conduct interferes with and prejudices the employer’s business interests and operations, or its ...

Brexit, European Patents and the Unified European Patent - By Adrian O'Donnell, Patent Specialist

January 11, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Whilst a lot of hot air has been expelled over “Brexit” and its potential impacts on the UK and the European Union the question of how it impacts intellectual property ...

The Value of Intellectual Property Registration - By Solomon Gold, Patent and Trademark Agent

January 05, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Deciding not to apply for registration of your intellectual property can leave your business inadequately protected Business people do not have access to unlimited funds, and they ...