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The Importance of Safeguarding your Original Will and Powers of Attorney (en anglais seulement) - by Anne-Marie C. Magneron, Real Estate and Personal Law Lawyer

12 dcembre 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD When a loved one is ill or has passed, it is a very difficult time for all. In order to avoid conflicts it is important to have all documents in place and to know where the ...

Federal Government Responds to Feedback on Proposed Changes (en anglais seulement) - By Alanna T. Mar

07 novembre 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD During Small Business Week (October 15 to 21), the federal government released an outline of its response to the over 21,000 submissions it received during the consultation period ...

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

18 octobre 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Earlier this year, the Ontario Ministers of Finance and of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced their intention to make it easier for small cideries and small distilleries ...

Proposed Amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules (en anglais seulement) - By Solomon Gold, Patent and Trade-mark Agent

16 octobre 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 (en anglais seulement) - By Anthony P. McGlynn, Partner and Firm Co-Chair

25 septembre 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 (en anglais seulement) - By Bryce Dillon and Keith MacLaren

20 septembre 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 ...

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

19 septembre 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 ...

Construction Lien Act Amendments, Part 1 - Prompt Payment Rules (en anglais seulement) - By Bryce Dillon and Keith MacLaren

13 septembre 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 ...

Canadian Securities Regulators Take a Look at Cryptocurrencies (en anglais seulement) - By Conor Cronin, Business Law Lawyer

11 septembre 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? (en anglais seulement) - By Kate Portner Gartke, Articling Student

31 aot 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 (en anglais seulement) - Alanna Mar, Tax Lawyer

26 juillet 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD On June 9, 2017, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”) announced a 60-day consultation period regarding proposed changes to the Voluntary ...

Six Tips for Canadian Companies Raising Money in the U.S. (en anglais seulement)

06 juillet 2017

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New International Commercial Arbitration Act in force in Ontario (en anglais seulement) - R. Aaron Rubinoff and John Siwiec

05 juillet 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 ...

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

03 juillet 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD On December 10, 2016, the new Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (the “Act”) was entered into force. The Act imposes record-keeping obligations on Ontario ...

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

01 juillet 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD On June 1, 2017, Ontario’s legislature unanimously passed the first reading of Bill 148, an Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations ...

STAY COOL – BUT ENCLOSE THAT POOL (en anglais seulement) - Paul Lalonde, Articling Student

07 juin 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 (en anglaise seulement) - By Margaret R. Truesdale, Research Director

05 juin 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 ...

Tax Benefits Available to Persons with Disabilities (en anglais seulement) - Anthony P. McGlynn, Partner and Firm Co-Chair

01 juin 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 (en anglais seulement) - Solomon Gold, Patent and Trade-mark Agent

17 mai 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 (en anglais seulement) - Megan Wallace, Business Law Lawyer

08 mai 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 (en anglais seulement) - Adrian O'Donnell, Patent Specialist

03 mai 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 (en anglais seulement) - Robert P. Kinghan & Paul Lalonde

01 mai 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD The Minister of Transport has recently announced the Federal Government’s new Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircrafts (the “Interim ...

SECURITIES ALERT - SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR REPORTING ISSUERS (en anglais seulement)

10 avril 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 (en anglais seulement) - Bryce Dillon, Family Law Lawyer

01 avril 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 (en anglais seulement) - Alanna Mar, Tax Law Lawyer

23 mars 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 ...

Security Alerts - Disclosure of Cyber Security Risks (en anglais seulement)

15 mars 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 (en anglais seulement) - R. Aaron Rubinoff, Partner and firm Co-Chairman & John Siwiec, Litigation Lawyer

10 mars 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 (en anglais seulement) - By Dirk Bouwer, Business Law Lawyer

14 fvrier 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 ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Regulators Review Rights Offerings

07 fvrier 2017

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

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

03 fvrier 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 (en anglais seulement) - By Patrick N. Aubry

20 janvier 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? (en anglais seulement) - By Karin Pagé, Litigation Lawyer

16 janvier 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 (en anglais seulement) - By Adrian O'Donnell, Patent Specialist

11 janvier 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 M.W. Gold, Patent and Tradement Agent

05 janvier 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 ...