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12 Oct 2022 Seminar: Toronto Canada

Recently, the Canadian Parliament passed significant amendments to the Competition Act, broadening its substantive and geographic scope and sharpening its “teeth,” and made changes to national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act. What does this mean for your business and are there more changes on the horizon?

Join members of our Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group for a discussion on the recent Competition Act amendments, including the new provisions targeting no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, the new remedies for abuse of dominance and other important amendments. Our lawyers will also provide an update on reviews under Canada’s national security regime.

The session will be moderated by Randall Hofley and will include practical guidance for in-house counsel and business leaders on how to address the recent changes and prepare for any potential changes, and what to expect on the litigation front.

18 Oct 2022 Webinar: Toronto Canada

In Part Two of our 2022 Women in Leadership Series, Professor Herminia Ibarra will explore authenticity in leadership and why it can be a double-edged sword. We all want to be authentic, but a too-narrow understanding of the principle can obstruct personal growth. We tend to latch on to authenticity as an excuse to stay in our comfort zones, especially to avoid feeling like an imposter. In this session, Herminia will discuss how challenging our sense of self can actually help expand our capacity as leaders. She will also share strategies that can help us develop an “adaptively authentic” style that feels right to us and suits our organizations’ changing needs.

If you would like more information about this webinar, please contact us by email.

19 Oct 2022 Panel: Toronto Canada

We invite you to join our national panel of Blakes Public M&A lawyers, along with guest speaker Jason Koskela, Director of the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Ontario Securities Commission, for our annual program exploring legal developments in Canadian public mergers and acquisitions. The panel will discuss current issues in the Canadian M&A marketplace, including recent case law.


  • Olga Kary, Partner, Calgary
  • Kathleen Keilty, Partner, Vancouver
  • Patrick Menda, Partner, Montréal
  • Richard Turner, Partner, Toronto

Guest Speakers

  • Jason Koskela - Director, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions Ontario Securities Commission

Event Details
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
12 - 1:15 p.m. (ET)

If you would like more information about this program, contact us by email.

20 Oct 2022 Webinar: Toronto Canada

Please join members of the Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation and Cybersecurity groups for a discussion of cybersecurity considerations applicable to pension and benefit plans.


  • Introduction to cybersecurity and overview of the Blakes Canadian Cybersecurity Trends Study
  • Potential risks, including regulatory and civil liability
  • Preparedness, including Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) Guidance


  • Caroline Helbronner, Partner, Toronto
  • Nicole Henderson, Partner, Toronto
  • Natalie LaMarche, Associate, Toronto
  • Wendy Mee, Partner, Toronto

Event Details
Thursday, October 20, 2022
1 - 2 p.m. (ET)

If you would like more information about this program, contact us by email.

25 Oct 2022 Webinar: Toronto Canada

Please join members of our Class Actions team for a discussion on emerging trends in product liability class actions. Our lawyers will provide a cross-country update on recent decisions, take a look at how plaintiffs’ counsel are pushing the envelope with novel theories and discuss the emergence of mass torts in Canada as an alternative to the traditional class action.


  • Cross-country update on recent decisions and procedural developments in both individual and class actions involving product liability claims
  • Procedural strategies for addressing the plaintiffs’ delay
  • The emergence of novel plaintiffs’ theories of liability
  • The emergence of mass torts as an alternative to the traditional class action

A brief Q&A session will follow the presentation.


  • Robin Linley, Partner, Toronto
  • Keith Marlowe, Partner, Calgary
  • Claude Marseille, Partner, Montréal
  • Robin Reinertson, Partner, Vancouver
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