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Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
It comes as no great surprise to anyone that construction claims generally involve many defendants that participated in the subject construction project. Defence counsel acting for the various...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
An Order in Council published earlier this week fixed December 30, 2022, as the date on which legislation to extend the basic term of copyright protection in Canada from 50 years after...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
A trademark application per se does not sustain an actionable right. Nor is registration "a foregone conclusion". Use in Canada is crucial.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The past decade has seen an increase in the number of class actions based on subsection 224(c) of the Consumer Protection Act (Act) in Quebec. Whether it's in the airline, automotive...
Gardiner Roberts LLP
The law of defamation permits a defendant to raise specialized defences to defeat a claim. The most common defences are justification/truth, qualified privilege and fair comment.
Bennett Jones LLP
On October 31, 2022, in the case of Stelmach Project Management Ltd. v. City of Kingston, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the City of Kingston may rely on the Municipal Act to enact by-laws imposing fees ...
Lerners
In recent months, there has been much ado about the relatively little-known yet risk-fraught requirements regarding the disclosure of partial settlement agreements.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
In this Human Resources Legislative Update, we provide a brief summary of two recent legislative developments–the introduction of Bill 39, Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing concerns that Canada's publicly-funded health care system is experiencing pressing capacity and labour shortages.
Fasken
The explosion of connected devices and digital data over the past decade has led to an exponential increase in the number of data points collected about any one individual.
Fasken
On October 21, 2022 the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") rendered its decision in Annapolis Group Inc. v. Halifax Regional Municipality.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The Department of Finance released revised draft legislation and explanatory notes for the proposed excessive interest and financing expenses limitation (EIFEL) rules on November 3, 2022...
Gowling WLG
Foreign judgments may be recognized and enforced in Canada through three routes: (1) at common law; (2) under applicable legislation; or (3) pursuant to a treaty.
Gowling WLG
For B.C. tech scale-ups ready to take the world by storm, access to capital can prove to be a major, and oftentimes complex, roadblock. To be sure, there is no shortage of financing options...
Cassels
In a rare decision reached under the Industrial Design Act, RSC 1985, c I-9 (the Act), the Federal Court of Canada awarded the plaintiffs almost $650,000 in profits amounting to the full extent...
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
These companion decisions consider the Ontario Divisional Court's application of the reasonableness standard in judicially reviewing decisions of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB)...
Crowe MacKay LLP
Effective September 20, 2020, the B.C.'s Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA) was introduced to increase the knowledge of land ownership in the province in an attempt to prevent tax evasion...
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Members of not-for-profit organizations should generally try to resolve their differences pursuant to their rules and by-laws before seeking the assistance of the courts.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Legislation for the period 11/10 to 11/23
Fasken
On November 3, 2022, the Department of Finance introduced draft legislation to implement the reporting and due diligence standards of the Model Rules for Reporting by Platform Operators...
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