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“BUYER BEWARE” – THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING CARE WHEN PURCHASING RESIDENTIAL RESALE HOMES - BY MATTHEW REARDON

September 27, 2018

Imagine you have just completed your purchase of your new home. It has been a long and stressful process but now you can finally relax. You have a seat on your sofa. At that moment, you hear a ...

DOING THE RIGHT THING THE WRONG WAY - BY ANTHONY P. MCGLYNN

August 07, 2018

Tarantino et al. v. Galvano, 2017 ONSC 3535[1] is an example of well intentional behaviour that does not comply with the law both technically and substantively. But the “bad” ...

PRESENTATION ON INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID: SWEDEN – BY WARREN CREATES

July 10, 2018

Warren Creates, Co-Founder of the Canadian charitable Foundation Can-Go Afar, was a delegate for the recent Afar Unity Congress held in Sweden (June 30-July1, 2018). He was joined by Co-Founder ...

CONSTRUCTION LIEN ACT AMENDMENTS, PART 3 – LIEN, HOLDBACK, AND TRUST RULES - BY BRYCE DILLON AND KEITH MACLAREN

July 03, 2018

Certain amendments to the Construction Lien Act took effect on July 1, 2018, significantly changing the legal landscape for property owners, developers, contractors, and trades involved ...

Last Call: Supreme Court Limits Interprovincial Trade in Alcohol - John Siwiec and Trent McBain

June 14, 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its decision in R. v. Comeau, 2018 SCC 15, and upheld a New Brunswick law that limits the amount of alcohol a consumer is allowed to ...

Enhancing Your Employee Compensation Plan – Digital Currency and Other Non-Cash Alternatives - Paul A. Lalonde

March 12, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD A key concern for many startups is how to fairly compensate staff, especially in the early stages when the budget is tight. Many businesses have taken advantage of the popularity of ...

Perils of Joint Ownership of Property - Anthony McGlynn, Partner and Firm Co-Chair

March 09, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD Two recent decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal illustrate the dangers and unintended consequences associated with owning property jointly. By way of introduction, both real ...

Genetically Modified Biological Materials - Wendy Lamson, Partner & Patent Agent

February 26, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD Patenting isolated, naturally-occurring biological sequences still a green light in Canada As U.S. patent practitioners can tell you, patent claims directed to naturally occurring ...

Patenting Dosage Regimes in Canada: The Patent Office Loosens its Reins - Wendy Lamson, Partner & Patent Agent

February 15, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD Overview Similar to Europe, methods of medical treatment are generally not considered patentable subject matter in Canada.[1]    Usually converting a method of ...

Start up financing: play it SAFE, or take notes? - Brian Kells, Business Law Lawyer

February 12, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD If you want to make your business dream a reality your company probably needs to raise or borrow money. Your family, friends, and close business associates are likely the first ...

Changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program Effective March 1, 2018 - Alanna Mar, Tax Lawyer

February 05, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD On March 1, 2018, a revised Voluntary Disclosures Program (“VDP”) run by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) will come into effect that will narrow the ...

China & India Make Software Patenting Easier - Adrian O'Donnell, Patent Agent

February 01, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD No matter the path to establishing intellectual property rights one reaches a “put up or shut up” point where we reach a final deadline to file in any jurisdictions that ...

Changes to Ontario’s Employment Legislation and When They Take Effect - Tanner D. McInnis, Litigation Lawyer

January 24, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD On November 27, 2017, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received royal assent and became law. Karin Pagé, litigation lawyer with Perley-Robertson Hill ...

A Business Health Check for the New Year - Megan Wallace, Business Law Lawyer

January 22, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD Over the past few weeks many of us will have taken some time to pour ourselves a glass of wine and think about where we are personally as we start 2018. We have made lists of ...

Listed Issuer Considerations Before Thinking About an ICO - Conor Cronin, Business Law Lawyer

January 17, 2018

PDF DOWNLOAD Companies are raising millions of dollars in capital through Initial Coin Offerings, Token offerings and other cryptocurrency offering. Regulators are quickly catching on and are ...