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Macroeconomic Aspects of Retirement Savings

In this issue: - Executive Summary - Introduction - Saving for our Collective Old Age - Macroeconomics of Savings and Investments - Individual Households’ Incentives to Save - Overall…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Ontario’s New Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation: Are You Compliant?

Beginning on July 1, 2014, employers in Ontario will have an added responsibility of ensuring that all workers and all supervisors in all workplaces that fall subject to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) have…more
| Labor & Employment Law

IT Consulting Contract's Distinction With A Difference - Customers, Be Very Careful What You Ask For

One of the most important and fundamental aspects of every IT consulting agreement is also one of the greatest sources of legal misunderstanding and commercial risk for those transactions. Luckily, based on my experience, that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alberta Arbitration Board Considers Random Alcohol and Drug Testing in Closely Watched Case

An Alberta Arbitration Board has recently released its decision in the closely followed case of Unifor, Local 707A v Suncor Energy Inc regarding Suncor’s random drug and alcohol testing policy for safety sensitive union…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Bill C-31 Proposes Major Changes to Canada's Trade-marks Act

The Federal Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan Act 2014, No.1. Bill C-31 is an omnibus bill which makes changes to nearly 40 different pieces of legislation. Among these amendments are changes to…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Sound Legal Advice Can Strengthen Your Business

In a recent article in The Globe and Mail, “Forget the fees, this is why businesses need sound legal advice,” Chris Griffiths discusses how sound legal advice can strengthen your business. …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

OSC Credit for Cooperation - Continued Uncertainty for Market Participants with Respect to Privilege

On March 13, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released its revised Credit for Cooperation Program via OSC Staff Notice 15–702. As pointed out in our recent client update (OSC Adopts New Initiatives to Strengthen…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

M&A Technology Due Diligence Update 2014

Technology Risks Have Changed: Know What To Look For - The perfect storm created by the intersection of (on the one hand) the dramatic increase in the business use of cloud computing, open source software, prolific…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Unpaid Internships in Ontario – Are They a Thing of the Past?

On March 28, 2014, two popular Canadian-based magazines, The Walrus and Toronto Life, brought their unpaid internship programs abruptly to an end after Ontario’s Ministry of Labour concluded that such programs were being run in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Advisory Boards Contribute to the Success of Business

In a recent article in the Financial Post, “Advisory boards boost Canadian small businesses, but only 6% use one, study says,” Armina Ligaya describes how advisory boards can make a difference in your business…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Confirms Rectification Cannot Remedy Unanticipated Tax Consequences

The recent decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Graymar Equipment (2008) Inc v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ABQB 154 is an important reminder of the limited nature of the equitable remedy of rectification in…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Canadian Court Certifies Visa/Mastercard Class Action

In reasons publicly released on Thursday March 27, 2014, Chief Justice Bauman certified two classes of Canadian merchants who allege a price-fixing conspiracy related to Visa and MasterCard interchange fees. As the first…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Crowdfunding and Other New Prospectus Exemptions Proposed by the Ontario Securities Commission

On March 20, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published for public comment four new prospectus exemptions intended to facilitate capital raising while maintaining investor protection. The proposed exemptions are..…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Securities Law

OSC Adopts New Initiatives to Strengthen Enforcement

On March 11, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued Staff Notice 15-702 – Revised Credit for Cooperation Program (Staff Notice 15-702). Staff Notice 15-702 carries forward various existing codified or informal…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Securities Law

Myth of Trial No Longer Governs: Alberta Embraces New Summary Judgment Test

Effecting a cultural shift, a new summary judgment test has been embraced by the Alberta Court of Appeal in Windsor v Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, 2014 ABCA 108 [Windsor]. This new test will make it easier to obtain summary…more
| Civil Procedure
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