Toronto's On Again, Off Again Election To Proceed Notwithstanding Provincial Interference

Michael Binetti
Shortly after his election in June 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford convinced his colleagues in the Ontario Legislature to pass Bill 5, a law reducing the size of Toronto City Council from 47 wards to 25 to match Provincial and Federal ridings. Full article

Ontario's Top Court Considers Anti-SLAPP Legislation In A Series Of Cases

Jacob Millar
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a handful of new opinions about the application of Ontario's Anti-SLAPP legislation. The Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 came into force in late 2015, but these decisions are the first time that the Court of Appeal has had a chance to address the new laws. Full article

Court Of Appeal Upholds Stay Of Secondary Market Misrepresentation Claim On Jurisdictional Grounds

Masiel A. Matus
The Court of Appeal recently upheld the stay of a proposed shareholder class action for lack of jurisdiction. The appellant, Wai Kin Yip, brought a claim for secondary market misrepresentation under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act against HSBC Holdings plc and its former Head of Group Compliance. Full article

The Private Competition Enforcement Review, 11th Edition

David N. Vaillancourt, Michael Binetti and Fiona Campbell
Affleck Greene McMurtry lawyers David Vaillancourt, Michael Binetti, and Fiona Campbell were co-authors of the Canada Chapter of the 11th edition of The Private Competition Enforcement Review. More

Court Of Appeal Smokes Rescission Finding In Grow-Op Case

David N. Vaillancourt
The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently rejected a home buyer's attempt to rescind a real estate deal on the grounds that the house in question had previously been used as a marijuana grow-op. Full article

Court Of Appeal Adds Banks To FX Price Fixing Class Action

Kyle Taylor
In overturning a lower court decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that TD Bank and BMO would be added as defendants in a price fixing class action against major banks. Full article



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