Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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199 Bay Street
Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9?, Canada
Contact: Hugh Christopher, Communications Manager
Phone: 416-863-2400
Fax: 416-863-2653
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • China
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

B.C. Court Decision Provides Example of the State of Indigenous Law in Canada

Court decisions can often provide learning opportunities — they establish legal principles, apply those principles to certain facts, and illustrate relative trends, or stability, in the law. The recent decision of the B.C…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Indigenous Peoples

Election Finances: Recent Reforms in British Columbia, Manitoba and New Brunswick

Election finance rules in British Columbia, Manitoba and New Brunswick have undergone significant reform over the past several months. British Columbia has now imposed monetary limits on political contributions, prohibited…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Federal Government Overhauls Canadian Environmental Legislation

The federal government has, as promised, introduced two new pieces of legislation which together, overhaul the federal environmental assessment (now to be re-named impact assessment) regime in Canada; replace the National Energy…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Department of Finance Reviewing Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

On February 7, 2018, the Department of Finance released a consultation paper (Paper) reviewing Canada’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime (AML/ATF). The Paper is intended to support parliament’s…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Implementing UNDRIP? Federal Government Releases Draft Environmental Legislation

On February 8, 2018, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-69 to reform the federal environmental impact assessment process, replace the National Energy Board and amend the Navigation Protection Act. Two days earlier, Bill…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples

Back in “Sessions”: CSA Reaffirms Disclosure-Based Approach For Canadian Reporting Issuers with U.S. Cannabis-Related Business Activities

On February 8, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released a highly anticipated notice clarifying the CSA’s position regarding issuers with cannabis-related activities in the United States. The revised staff…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Recommends European-Style “Right to be Forgotten”

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released an important draft Position on Online Reputation (paper). The paper takes the position that current federal privacy legislation, the Personal Information…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Year in Review: Legislation and Guidance for Federal Financial Institutions in 2017

2017 marked another year of prodigious development of legislation and regulatory guidance impacting federal financial institutions in Canada. The new wave of initiatives in 2017 included the second stage of the consultation…more
 /  Finance & Banking

B.C. Provides Update Relating to Retail and Wholesale Distribution of Non-Medical Cannabis

On February 5, 2018, the British Columbia government supplied additional insight into its proposed retail and wholesale distribution framework for non-medical cannabis through the release of its Private Retail Licensing Guide…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace

The overwhelming number of reports of #metoo cases, including several high-profile and public accusations of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace across industries in Canada, is causing many employers to take stock in…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Corporate and Financial Crimes Series, #2: Criminal Fraud

This is the second installment in a six-part series on corporate and financial crimes, which outlines basic principles of criminal and quasi-criminal law that may arise in the running of a business. This installment discusses…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking

American Citizen Secures Aboriginal Rights in Canada

The British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) affirmed in R. v. DeSautel (DeSautel) that the constitutional protection of aboriginal rights in s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 extends to an aboriginal group that resides in the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Indigenous Peoples

B.C.’s Bitumen Blockade: Selected Legal Options Available to Producers and Shippers

Recently, the Government of British Columbia released an announcement to consider a series of proposed measures to restrict the shipment of diluted bitumen from Alberta oil sands operations by rail or pipelines, setting the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities

IIROC and MFDA Statements of Priorities Show Continued Focus on Conflicts, Transparency and Cybersecurity in 2018

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) have each released statements of priorities for 2018. Taken together, and in conjunction with recently…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Prince Edward Island Lobbying Regime on the Horizon

Recently, the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly passed the Lobbyists Registration Act (Act). The passage of this legislation marks an important step towards establishing a lobbying regime in the province. A proclamation…more
 /  Elections & Politics
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