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COVID-19 Publications

When COVID met MAE in the Ordinary Course: Ontario Court Orders Buyer to Complete its M&A Transaction

The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Fairstone Financial Holdings Inc. v Duo Bank of Canada has established an important precedent for the interpretation of material adverse effect clauses and covenants to carry on business in the ordinary course, both of which are common features of M&A transaction agreements.

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Jan 13, 2021

Toronto Announces Reporting Obligation and Enhanced Measures for Employers

Citing rising cases in the city and increased strain on hospitals, the City of Toronto has enacted further measures to fight COVID-19, which include new requirements for employers.

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Jan 4, 2021

Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Employees: Enforceable or a Shot in the Dark?

There are vaccines, and there will be (at some point) enough for everyone in Canada to receive it. But what happens if your employees refuse to be vaccinated?

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Dec 23, 2020

CRA Simplifies Process for Deducting Work from Home Expenses

The CRA has announced two new permitted approaches for employers to claim deductions in respect of home office expenses incurred in 2020.

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Dec 22, 2020

Canada Freezes Shandong out of the Arctic

Canada blocked Shandong Gold's acquisition of TMAC Resources following a national security review under the Investment Canada Act.

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Dec 22, 2020

Ontario Extends COVID-19 Period to July 3, 2021

Ontario has extended its COVID-19 period to July 3, 2021, providing relief to employers required to implement pandemic-related layoffs or wage reductions.

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Dec 18, 2020

COVID-19: Expedited Examination of Canadian Trademark Applications

CIPO is now taking requests to expedite the examination of Canadian trademark applications related to COVID-19 goods and services.

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Dec 16, 2020

Sick, Lies, and Questionnaire: Arbitrators Uphold Terminations of Employees who Breached COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Two recent labour arbitration decisions held that attending work in breach of employer COVID protocols can lead to termination for cause.

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Dec 9, 2020

Do Not Go Directly to Jail – Just Yet Anyway: Competition Bureau Confirms its View that Buy-Side Agreements between Competitors are not Criminally Unlawful

On November 27, 2020, the Competition Bureau clarified its view that the criminal cartel provisions of the Competition Act do not apply to buy-side agreements.

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Nov 30, 2020

Bears v. Bulls: Secondary Market Securities Class Actions in Ontario

A high-level overview of secondary market class actions under the Ontario Securities.

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Nov 11, 2020

COVID-19 Webinars

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Corporate Counsel CPD Webinar Series: Building Personal and Professional Resilience for Everyone

In the wake of this global pandemic, building personal and professional resilience is (or should be) at the top of your “to-do” list.

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Corporate Counsel CPD Webinar Series: Mental Health in a Legal Workplace – A Story from the Inside

Beth Beattie shares her personal story of living with bipolar disorder while working as a lawyer. She addresses the prevalence of mental illness in law offices and discusses the isolation and stigma associated with it especially during the era of COVID-19.

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Managing Construction Risk in 2020 and Beyond – The Pursuit of Success and the Art of Avoiding the Train Wreck

Understanding how these relationships develop through contractual language, the construction process itself, and the resolution of disputes positions parties to allocate risk effectively, build strong relationships, and complete projects successfully.

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Construction after COVID-19: Finding new Coherence Amid a Shaken Industry

While the pandemic has certainly elevated everyone’s stress level, our present circumstances are forcing the industry to make quick adaptations as it rethinks attitudes and practices that were prevalent mere weeks ago.

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Establishing the New Normal: Return to Work Considerations in the COVID-19 Era

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen in some jurisdictions, employers must consider the return to work process and what that entails.

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Managing Disputes During COVID-19

While disputes are an unavoidable risk of doing business, companies need to know how to protect their interests during this time of uncertainty.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on your Workforce in Canada

This webinar is designed to provide clarity on a range of employment law topics and cover up to the minute government programs.

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“Essential” Workplaces and Services – A National Roundup and Best Practices for Managing Business Closures

This webinar will discuss the nationwide impacts, rules and regulations for defining “essential” workplaces and services and the closure of non-essential businesses.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: McMillan Answers Your Questions

This webinar will unpack and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the construction industry and how these impacts can be best managed.

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Managing Tax Matters in the Midst of the COVID-­19 Pandemic

As the COVID­19 pandemic disrupts business operations around the world, in­house tax professionals must strive to adapt to rapidly changing tax requirements and new compliance challenges.

COVID-19 Events

Doing business between US and Canada? What you need to know – Part Two

Please join us for part two of two of our featured panel discussions on Immigration and Employment considerations when doing business between US and Canada.

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Dec 16, 2020

Doing business between US and Canada? What you need to know – Part One

This is part one of two of our featured panel discussions on Immigration and Employment considerations when doing business between US and Canada.

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Dec 15, 2020

McMillan’s Automotive Industry Webinar Series – Part One

Join us for McMillan’s Two Part Automotive Industry Webinar Series, and hear from speakers from Transport Canada, McMillan Vantage, and McMillan LLP on policy points, legislative updates, regulatory issues, and other important developments spanning the industry.

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Dec 2, 2020

McMillan’s Employment and Labour Webinar

This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.

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Nov 10, 2020

Corporate Counsel CPD/CLE Webinar Series: Building Personal and Professional Resilience for Everyone

In the wake of this global pandemic, building personal and professional resilience is (or should be) at the top of your “to-do” list.

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Oct 28, 2020