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MCMILLAN LLP – AN AWARD-WINNING BUSINESS, CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW FIRM

Never has the Canadian business landscape been as dynamic or competitive — nor has the global economy been as precarious. With these factors front of mind, smart enterprises of all sizes recognize the need for an agile, skilled and trustworthy business law firm to navigate regulatory complexities and help forge a successful path forward.

McMillan’s Business Law Group is the trusted legal counsel of a wide range of Canadian businesses and corporations and works closely with international players conducting business in Canada. Our award-winning lawyers have the industry-specific expertise and client service excellence you’re looking for in a Canadian business law firm.

Whether a multi-billion dollar corporation, a startup seeking first-mover advantage, a business looking to outsource operations, or a charity navigating NPO laws while carrying out your mission, McMillan’s legal professionals are equipped to provide your organization with pragmatic guidance and leadership.

Our clients know they can count on McMillan’s experience and expertise in corporate and commercial law to give them real advantages in the incorporation, establishment and growth of their businesses. McMillan designs and implements tax-efficient business structures that protect our clients’ interests while recognizing opportunities. Our business lawyers also collaborate with the firm’s employment and labour relations, real estate, intellectual property, regulatory issues and business immigration specialists to ensure a well-rounded service.

Clients looking to develop effective outsourcing strategies and draft binding business outsourcing agreements are well served by McMillan’s outsourcing law specialists. We bring together experts in contracting, licensing, intellectual property, taxation, privacy and other areas to deliver a complete solution that meets each client’s unique business goals. We have assisted companies that are seeking to outsource — as well as outsourcing providers — with joint ventures, strategic alliances and outsourcing arrangements.

We also work with charities and not-for-profit organizations and have extensive experience with NPO law to help organizations meet their unique operational challenges and craft a strong legal foundation to build upon. McMillan’s charity lawyers specialise in tax law as it applies to the not-for-profit sector and understand the regulatory framework and business challenges charities face.

McMillan’s Business Law Group helps clients lead by:

  • Assisting in setting up corporate structures that will enable them to achieve their business objectives securely and with minimum liability;
  • Drafting agreements to ensure relationships with suppliers, distributors, customers and licensees are clear and enforceable;
  • Working diligently to ensure your most valuable business assets, such as intellectual property, are protected through appropriate agreements with employees, contractors and licensees;
  • Providing timely, practical and accessible advice concerning the day-to-day matters affecting your business;
  • Advising on incorporation/organization and obtaining charitable status;
  • Advising on the structuring relationships between multiple business owners, including shareholder agreements and partnership agreements;
  • Advising on relevant Canadian and international regulatory requirements;
  • Developing and implementing outsourcing strategies and business outsourcing agreements focused on mitigating risk.

No matter the stage of your business or charitable organization or the unique challenges you face, McMillan is the right choice of business law firm.

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Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Equity & Venture Capital

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INSIGHTS (178 Posts)

Featured Insight

Canada’s new mandatory 100% ZEV target is a rapid charge forward.
What we think this announcement means for OEMs, Canadian industry, and more

Canada has announced a mandatory 2035 target for 100% ZEV sales. McMillan and McMillan Vantage Policy Group share what this may mean for OEMs, industry and more.

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Jul 12, 2021
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Is Private Sector Privacy Legislation Looming in Ontario?

Ontario government seeks input on privacy policy proposals, signaling that Ontario private sector privacy legislation may be on the horizon

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Jul 5, 2021
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Will BC’s UNDRIP action plan create compliance challenges under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act or the Criminal Code of Canada?

Will BC’s UNDRIP action plan create compliance challenges under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act Criminal Code of Canada?

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Jun 15, 2021
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Another Franchisor Freshly Squeezed by Material Deficiencies in its Disclosure Document

The Court in Freshly Squeezed applied the Raibex test to determine what deficiencies in disclosure entitle a
franchisee to the two-year rescission remedy.

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Jun 14, 2021
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No Damages for Minor Stress and Inconvenience: Quebec Court Dismisses Data Breach Class Action

In March, the Québec Superior Court released a rare decision in which it dismissed a privacy class action on the merits.

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Jun 9, 2021
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Canadian Privacy Commissioners Issue Joint Guidance on Vaccine Passports

Commissioners warn that privacy considerations must be “front and centre” as organizations develop and implement vaccine passports in the coming months

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May 25, 2021
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BILL 96 – Top 10 Impacts of the Revised Charter of the French Language on your Business and When to Expect Implementation of Such Revisions

Changes to Québec’s language laws are coming. Here is a top ten list of potential impacts, and the likely timeline and process for adoption.

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May 19, 2021
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The Canadian Capital Market is Psyched: An Update on the Growing Wave in the Psychedelics Industry

This bulletin provides an overview of the regulations surrounding psychedelics in Canada and psychedelics companies in the Canadian capital markets.

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May 12, 2021
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iAnthus Decision Changes the Landscape for Corporate Plans of Arrangement under the BCBCA by Permitting Third-Party Releases

The iAnthus decision affirmed by the Court of Appeal holds that a British Columbia company can use the BCBCA to restructure and obtain 3rd party releases.

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Feb 23, 2021
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Big Brother’s Access Limited – Canadian Privacy Commissioners Rule Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tool in Breach of Canadian Privacy Laws

Privacy Commissioners find Clearview AI's use of facial recognition software on images it scraped from the Internet to be in breach of privacy laws.

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Feb 17, 2021
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Emerging Competition & Data Privacy Issues for Real Estate Organizations

Changes to Canada’s privacy laws, developments with low-commission brokerages and changes to short-term rental regulations will impact real estate associations.

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Feb 2, 2021
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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
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Ontario Declares New State of Emergency and Public Health Restrictions

The Government of Ontario declared a new provincial State of Emergency and additional public health measures restricting business activities.

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Jan 12, 2021
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Facility Image Programs: Disruption Brings Opportunities

Generally speaking, automotive OEMs, their independently owned dealerships and ultimate consumers all expect new vehicles to be sold from clean, attractive and modern facilities.

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Jan 11, 2021
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You should have said something: Supreme Court of Canada Holds That Failure to Correct a Mistaken Belief Violated the Duty of Honest Contractual Performance

The authors discuss the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in C.M. Callow Inc. v. Tammy Zollinger et. al. regarding the duty of faith.

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Dec 23, 2020
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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
Featured Insight

Key Considerations in Preparing for a Corporate Sale or M&A Transaction

Please join McMillan LLP, BDO Canada, and Novacap for a broad ranging panel discussion on the business, financial and legal steps you can take in advance to lay the ground work for a value-maximizing corporate sale.

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December 9, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
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B.C. Technology Sector Makes the Grade – But Not Yet Top of the Class

In November 2020, KPMG released the B.C Tech Report Card 2020. The Report Card outlined the current state of the British Columbia technology sector.

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Dec 2, 2020
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Oil and Gas Sector Consolidation Invites Competition Bureau Reviews

With the recent surge in M&A activity in the oil and gas sector, the Competition Bureau may call on industry participants to investigate some of these deals.

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Nov 17, 2020
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SCC Holds Section 12 Charter Protection Against “Cruel or Unusual Treatment or Punishment” Not Applicable to Corporations

Summary of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision of Quebec (Attorney General) v. 9147-0732 Québec inc. and implications on corporate liability.

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Nov 10, 2020
Featured Insight

LGBTQ2+ Inclusion Making Meaningful Connections and Activating Allyship

We can't tell someone's sexual orientation or gender identity by looking at them, so the language we use to describe our identities has always been important and somewhat complex.

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November 5, 2020 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ET
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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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October 28, 2020 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Featured Insight

Corporate Counsel CPD Webinar Series: LGBTQ2+ Inclusion: Making Meaningful Connections and Activating Allyship

We can't tell someone's sexual orientation or gender identity by looking at them, so the language we use to describe our identities has always been important and somewhat complex.

Oct 22, 2020
Featured Insight

Buyer Beware! Waiving Past Service Isn’t Possible under Employment Standards Legislation

Purchasers in commercial transactions are not entitled to contract out of their Employment Standards Act obligations for an employee's prior service.

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Oct 16, 2020
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Disclose This – The Offering Memorandum Exemption Gets a Revamp – CSA Propose Additional Requirements with a focus on Real Estate Issuers and Collective Investment Vehicles

Proposed amendments to the OM Exemption may have major impacts on issuers engaged in real estate activities or considered collective investment vehicles

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Oct 14, 2020
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Canada’s New Cybersecurity Certification Goes Live

The federal government has launched a voluntary CyberSecure program to help small and medium-sized organizations protect against cybersecurity threats

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Oct 13, 2020
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Mandatory Indoor Face Coverings: What Ontario Employers Need to Know

Mandatory Indoor Face Coverings: What Ontario Employers Need to Know

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Oct 6, 2020
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Cross-Country Check-In: COVID-19 and the Environment

Canada's governmental and regulatory bodies have taken steps to temporarily alter legal requirements in light of COVID-19 to lessen the burden on businesses.

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Sep 10, 2020
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Confidentiality Considerations When Choosing a Jurisdiction of Incorporation in Canada

Confidentiality Considerations When Choosing a Jurisdiction of Incorporation in Canada

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Aug 21, 2020
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The Uncertain Consequences of Waiving Consequential Damages in M&A Agreements

This bulletin discusses issues with the use of the term "consequential damages" in exclusion clauses and limitation of liability clauses.

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Aug 21, 2020
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Alberta’s Recovery Plan and its Bedrock: The Energy Sector

Government of Alberta announces plan to spur economic recovery of the energy sector.

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Aug 5, 2020
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Ontario Amends Employment Standards Legislation in Response to COVID-19

Ontario passes new protected leave of absence for employees impacted by COVID-19, and suggests COVID-19
cases should be reported as occupational illnesses.

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Aug 5, 2020
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Alberta’s New Liability Management Framework: A Teaser of What’s Coming

Government of Alberta announces changes to the regulatory regime that governs oil and gas liabilities.

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Aug 4, 2020
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Thinking About Real Estate in Canada? Practical Considerations for Structuring a Private REIT

Thinking About Real Estate in Canada? Practical Considerations for Structuring a Private REIT

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Jul 30, 2020
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July 24, 2020 Update Cross-Country Check-In: COVID-19 and the Environment

Canada's governmental and regulatory bodies have taken steps to temporarily alter legal requirements in light of COVID-19 to lessen the burden on businesses.

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Jul 24, 2020
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Bill 64: Modernizing Québec’s Privacy Regime

Bill 64: Modernizing Québec's Privacy Regime

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Jul 23, 2020
Featured Insight

Psychedelics and Canada’s Regulatory Landscape

A primer on the emerging psychedelics industry and how it fits into Canada's legal framework.

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Jul 10, 2020
Featured Insight

Alberta’s Recovery Plan: Invest Alberta and the Invest Alberta Corporation

Overview of Alberta's Recovery Plan announced June 29, 2020 and the new Invest Alberta

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Jul 8, 2020
Featured Insight

Federal Court Defends CASL, Says Prohibition on Spam is Constitutional

he FCA ruled that CASL's provisions relating to the regulation of commercial electronic messages are constitutional, despite challenge from CompuFinder

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Jul 1, 2020
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Ontario Small Businesses Get a New Ride on the Digital Main Street

Review of the Ontario Digital Main Street initiative and new funding introduced by the government to assist businesses pivoting to an ecommerce business model.

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Jun 24, 2020
Featured Insight

Material Adverse Effect Clauses in a COVID-19 World

Review and analysis of recent developments where parties try to rely on MAE clauses as a mechanism to avoid closing a transaction.

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Jun 23, 2020
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Making B.C. an Emerging Economy Leader

Review of the BC Emerging Economy Task Force Report and how BC companies can position themselves to take advantage of the emerging economy of the future.

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Jun 23, 2020
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A New Look for Corporate Social Responsibility: British Columbia Introduces the Benefit Company

An introduction to the new "benefit company" structure being introduced to the British Columbia Business Corporations Act.

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Jun 5, 2020
Featured Insight

Making Innovation Work for British Columbia

Analysis and guidance on how BC companies can benefit from the BC Innovation Commissioner's recommendations and help make BC a technology powerhouse.

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Jun 3, 2020
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Charities and Not-for-profit Corporations – AGM Challenges and Solutions During COVID-19 Outbreak

Guidance to non-share capital corporations and charities on how to address upcoming membership meetings in light of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

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May 18, 2020
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9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Protect Your Franchise System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips to help franchisors mitigate risks that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future emergency business interruptions

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May 13, 2020
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Privacy Commissioner Releases Tips for Secure Videoconferencing

It goes without saying that organizations’ use of videoconferencing is at an all-time high as many businesses have converted to remote work.

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May 5, 2020
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May 1 Update: COVID 19: Temporary Relief of Corporate Requirements for Shareholder and Director Meetings

The provinces and federal government provide temporary measures to ease corporate compliance with legislative requirements and facilitate decision-making.

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May 1, 2020
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The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 6

The Transport Finance Law Review is intended to provide the industry with a guide to transport finance today globally. 

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Apr 29, 2020
Featured Insight

Federal Government Relief Programs for Small and Medium Enterprises

Federal Government Relief Programs for Small and Medium Enterprises

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Apr 24, 2020
Featured Insight

Update – British Columbia Business Corporations Act Transparency Register Requirements Extended to October 1, 2020

Update To The New Transparency Requirements: Private Companies in British Columbia Now Required To Collect And Disclose Shareholder Information

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Apr 20, 2020
Featured Insight

Combatting Civil Fraud Against Businesses in the Age of COVID-19

Fraud is a fact of business life and is increasing during COVID-19. Businesses can take steps to maximize the chances of civil asset recovery.

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Apr 18, 2020
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Agribusiness – Business and Legal Considerations

In addition to the adverse impact to public health and the public healthcare system, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing severe economic hardship to western Canada.

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Apr 7, 2020
Featured Insight

Caught by Release: Franchisees Can’t Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

New Vision Renaissance MX Ltd. v. The Symposium Café Inc confirms that Ontario Courts will uphold appropriately crafted releases given by franchisees.

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Mar 30, 2020
Featured Insight

COVID-19: Alberta Government Announces List of Essential Services

Alberta's Government has published lists of essential services and non-essential places of business not permitted to
offer or provide services to the public.

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Mar 29, 2020
Featured Insight

COVID-19: New Emergency Rules for Operating Businesses in BC: How to Comply with BC’s “Essential Business” and Public Health Orders

This bulletin discusses how to keep your business open by complying with BC government emergency orders and public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar 27, 2020
Featured Insight

COVID-19: The Importance of the Written Word

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has evolved rapidly, and the extent of the legal and economic consequences for businesses and their operations remains uncertain.

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Mar 26, 2020
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COVID-19: “Essential” Information About the Consequences of Continuing to Operate a “Non-Essential Business” in Ontario and Québec

An outline of the potential consequences to continuing to operate a business ordered to close by the governments of Quebec and Ontario.

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Mar 25, 2020
Featured Insight

Unbearable Lite-ness: Lenders’ Remedies in the Age of Missing Covenants

The author discusses the recent trend toward borrower-friendly loan documents and the remedies available to lenders in Canada.

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Mar 23, 2020
Featured Insight

Managing Supply Chain Disruptions: The Importance of Force Majeure and Dispute Resolution Clauses

As the impact of COVID-19 becomes more severe, companies must pay close attention to "boilerplate" provisions in their contracts dealing with force majeure.

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Mar 19, 2020
Featured Insight

Shedding “Light” on a New Privacy Tort

An Ontario court has recently recognized the privacy tort of "false light publicity".

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Mar 3, 2020
Featured Insight

The Supreme Court of Canada Will Revisit the Duty of Good Faith Six Years After Bhasin

The authors discuss two appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the scope and nature of the contratual duty of good faith.

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Jan 31, 2020
Featured Insight

New Transparency Requirements: Private Companies in British Columbia Now Required to Collect and Disclose Shareholder Information

Amendments to British Columbia Business Corporations Act require all privately held companies to maintain transparency registers of all significant individuals.

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Jan 31, 2020
Featured Insight

New Year, New Laws? Canada Sets its Privacy Law Resolutions

A number of recent developments suggest that momentum for significant reform to Canadian privacy and data protection laws is building.

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Jan 28, 2020
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Can I Tell You Something in Confidence?” Legal Privilege in M&A Transactions

The authors discuss challenges to maintaining legal privilege in M&A transactions. Parties in Ontario can learn from the experience of other jurisdictions.

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Jan 22, 2020
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Keepin’ It “Real”: OPC Finds that PIPEDA Applies to Foreign-Incorporated Business

Keepin' It "Real": OPC Finds that PIPEDA Applies to Foreign-Incorporated Business

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Jan 15, 2020
Featured Insight

Contact Information Posted on Websites Not Necessarily Up for Grabs

Investigation findings of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner highlight issues surrounding the use of personal contact information posted on websites

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Dec 19, 2019
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Amendments to the CCAA, BIA and CBCA Now in Force

Authors discuss changes in 2019 to Canadian corporate and restructuring statutes and their possible implications for insolvency practice in Canada

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Nov 19, 2019
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Top of the Class: New Cybersecurity Program to Certify Privacy-Minded Businesses

The federal government has launched a new cybersecurity certification program aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses protect against cyber threats.

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Aug 14, 2019
Featured Insight

Don’t Count Your Efficiencies Before They Hatch: Exploring The Factors That Impact A Railway’s Operating Ratio

Canadian Pacific Railway (“CP”) has significantly reduced its operating ratio in the past few years.

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Jul 22, 2019
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Investment with Borders: Restrictions on Foreign Investment in U.S. Businesses Under Trump Administration

Investment with Borders: Restrictions on Foreign Investment in U.S. Businesses Under Trump Administration.

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June 21, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Featured Insight

The Next Phase of Canadian Cannabis: What to Expect in 2019 and Beyond

On June 14, 2019, Health Canada unveiled its Final Regulations for New Cannabis Products

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Jun 21, 2019
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TOP TWELVE THINGS TO KNOW – New Canadian Trademarks Act June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019 major changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act will come into force.

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Jun 4, 2019
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Shocking U.S. “Loot Box” Bill Should Surprise No One: The Video Game Industry Under Attack

Video games are big business: from the latest blockbuster, an indie hit, a mobile time-passer for your transit ride, or a packed esports arena with massive online viewership, there’s good money in creating engaging and immersive entertainment products.

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May 27, 2019
Featured Insight

Canadian Corporate & Restructuring Legislation: Changes Could be on the Way

Bill C-97 (the “Bill”) was introduced in Parliament to implement the federal budget tabled by the Liberal government on March 19, 2019.

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May 10, 2019
Featured Insight

The Transport Finance Law Review – Edition 5

Canadian transportation policy is continuously evolving

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May 10, 2019
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Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Private Equity 2019 – Transactions

A wide range of private equity transactions is common in Canada, including going-private transactions, private investments in public companies and private company buyouts.

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May 2, 2019
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Canadian Transportation Agency rules on Vancouver rail embargoes in first own motion investigation

The Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) has issued a Determination (see the Agency’s corresponding announcement here) following its investigation into freight rail service in the Vancouver area.

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Apr 16, 2019
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Regulations Implementing theTransportation Modernization Act

On April 1, 2019, the Canadian Transportation Agency (“Agency”) announced the publication of proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) in the Canada Gazette to implement certain aspects of the Transportation Modernization Act (Bill C-49) (“TMA”).

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Apr 11, 2019
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Banking Regulation 2019

Banks in Canada have been continuously recognized as amongst the soundest and safest across the globe.

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Mar 28, 2019
Featured Insight

How Are CBD Products Regulated Under Canadian Cannabis Law?

In the wake of Canada’s initial legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use, a number of impactful global regulatory changes and discussions have followed.

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Mar 13, 2019
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Consent Unnecessary to Disclose Credit File to Statistics Canada

A recent OPC investigation highlights the need to proceed with caution when asked to disclose personal information to a government institution.

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Dec 30, 2018
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Ontario Clarifies Cannabis Retail Rules

The government proclaimed the Cannabis License Regulations on November 14, 2018, clarifying some of the anticipated ownership restrictions on private retailers

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Nov 20, 2018
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“Acting Jointly or in Concert” – Lack of Clarification and Guidance has Created Unnecessary Legal Wrangling, Particularly in Contested Transactions; A New Path Forward is Needed

As a finding of "joint actor" or "acting jointly or in concert" can result in significant obligations, we have published a paper that seeks to provide clarity

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Sep 24, 2018
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Revocation of the “Northwestern Exemption”

On August 15, 2018, the CSA announced that certain regulatory authorities will be revoking their registration exemptions that form the "Northwestern Exemption".

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Aug 29, 2018
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The Alberta Securities Commission Expands Prospectus Exemptions for Distributions Outside Alberta

The ASC has updated ASC Rule 72-501 Distributions to Purchasers Outside Alberta and its companion policy to facilitate cross-border investment.

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Aug 22, 2018
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CSA Publishes Results of Continuous Disclosure Reviews

The CSA published Staff Notice 51-355, summarizing a review of reporting issuers' continuous disclosure and highlights deficiencies and best practices.

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Aug 21, 2018
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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: Food for Thought for Canadian Businesses

The SFCR - proactive response to threats to food safety, evolving consumer preferences, supply chains and prevention-focused international food safety standards

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Jul 24, 2018
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A $250,000 Reminder that “CASL” is Not Just an Anti-Spam Law

July, 2018, the CRTC announced it took enforcement action against Datablocks and Sunlight Media - the first time action is taken under Canada's "Anti-Spam Law"

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Jul 16, 2018
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Mastering the Fall Recruit & Beyond

McMillan LLP is pleased to host a session for law students who will be participating in the Fall Recruitment.

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July 12, 2018 - 4:45 pm
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B.C. Government Unveils Trio of Cannabis Bills for Provincial Cannabis Regulation

British Columbia's provincial government unveiled its draft legislation on the regulation and implementation of non-medical (consumer) cannabis in the province.

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May 23, 2018
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Amending the Canada Business Corporations Act– Bill C-25 Receives Royal Assent

Amendments will amend requirements regarding the election of directors, make mandatory certain diversity disclosure and impact shareholder communications for federally-regulated public companies

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May 9, 2018
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Banking Regulation 2018 – 5th Edition

global financial crisis has led to significant regulatory changes (most notably in the areas of liquidity and capital) designed to reduce the risk of another global financial crisis occurring

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Apr 24, 2018
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An Update on CSA Policy Initiatives to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Reporting Issuers

An Update on CSA Policy Initiatives to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Reporting Issuers

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Apr 17, 2018
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Practicing Safe Text: Drafting Tips from the Stormy Daniels NDA

Stormy Daniels launches complaint asking a California court to find the NDA invalid and confirm she was free to speak publicly about an alleged 2006 sexual affair with Mr. Trump

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Mar 22, 2018
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In Aurora, Securities Regulators Affirm the New Take-over Bid Regime and Signal that Exemptive Relief under the New Regime will Prove to be Difficult and that Tactical Shareholder Rights Plans may be Extinct

The OSC and the FCAAS released their reasons for the orders granted concerning the hostile take-over bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.

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Mar 20, 2018
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B.C.’s Budding Industry: Provincial Government Announces New Key Policy Decisions on Cannabis

BC government announced policy decisions on the regulation of consumer cannabis. Each province to determine how cannabis will be distributed and sold in their jurisdictions

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Feb 19, 2018
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Seller Beware: The Dangers of Sales Language

Winning a bid dangerous when materials use exaggerated hyperbolic language and contain injudicious claims to performance suitability reliability and functionality of goods or services offered

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Jan 19, 2018
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Ransomware and its Spawns

Ransomware and its Spawns

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Nov 29, 2017
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Protection of Inventions Related to the Marijuana Industry

Protection of Inventions Related to the Marijuana Industry

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Nov 9, 2017
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Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years in Brief

Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years in Brief

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Nov 8, 2017
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CSA Publishes Review of Disclosure of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

CSA Publishes Review of Disclosure of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

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Nov 7, 2017
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Foreign Corruption: Canada Makes “Facilitation Payments” Illegal

Foreign Corruption: Canada Makes "Facilitation Payments" Illegal

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Oct 31, 2017
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Cybercrime Insurance Coverage Caselaw: Welcome to Canada?

Cybercrime Insurance Coverage Caselaw: Welcome to Canada?

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Aug 21, 2017
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Banking Regulation – 4th Edition

Global Legal Insights - Banking Regulation

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Jun 22, 2017
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Change is in the Airwaves: CRTC Expands the Wireless Code of Conduct

Change is in the Airwaves: CRTC Expands the Wireless Code of Conduct

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Jun 20, 2017
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Bill C-49: Some Welcome Improvements to Rail Service Level Arbitration

Bill C-49: Some Welcome Improvements to Rail Service Level Arbitration

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Jun 13, 2017
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CASL Private Right of Action Delayed; Enforcement by CRTC Continues

CASL Private Right of Action Delayed; Enforcement by CRTC Continues

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Jun 7, 2017
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Changing Workplaces Review Final Report – Who Must Bargain with Franchise Employees?

Changing Workplaces Review Final Report – Who Must Bargain with Franchise Employees?

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May 29, 2017
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Canada’s House of Commons Rejects Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Canada's House of Commons Rejects Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

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May 29, 2017
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Bill C-49: Government of Canada Proposes to Amend the Canada Transportation Act

Bill C-49: Government of Canada Proposes to Amend the Canada Transportation Act

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May 16, 2017
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Bullet Proofing Your Board

Please join us for a discussion with McMillan D & O liability experts Markus Koehnen and Leila Rafi. Drawing on practical examples from real contracts and cases, they will discuss how, why and when Boards get into trouble and give you techniques to keep Boards out of trouble.

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May 10, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:30
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And then there were none; Ontario has repealed the Bulk Sales Act

And then there were none; Ontario has repealed the Bulk Sales Act

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Mar 27, 2017
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The Concerns with Social Media use by Reporting Issuers in Canada

The Concerns with Social Media use by Reporting Issuers in Canada

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Mar 15, 2017
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Are You Ready for CASL’s Private Right of Action?

Are You Ready for CASL's Private Right of Action?

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Jan 30, 2017
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Appealing the Arbitrator: A New Avenue of Appeal in British Columbia

Appealing the Arbitrator: A New Avenue of Appeal in British Columbia

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Jan 28, 2017
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No Changes to Arrangements: Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Directors’ Choice of Transaction Structure in Merger of Marquee Energy Ltd. and Alberta Oilsands Inc.

No Changes to Arrangements: Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Directors' Choice of Transaction Structure in Merger of Marquee Energy Ltd. and Alberta Oilsands Inc.

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Jan 6, 2017
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Now in Force: Ontario’s Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015

Now in Force: Ontario's Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015

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Jan 4, 2017
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Task Force Releases Report on Cannabis Legalization in Canada

Task Force Releases Report on Cannabis Legalization in Canada

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Dec 19, 2016
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Better late than never: Court finds that landlord still entitled to payment of additional rent after forgetting to invoice tenant for 3 years

Better late than never: Court finds that landlord still entitled to payment of additional rent after forgetting to invoice tenant for 3 years

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Dec 19, 2016
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Making Better Food Choices: Health Canada’s Vision for Canadians

Making Better Food Choices: Health Canada's Vision for Canadians

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Dec 14, 2016
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Business Law Advisory Council Releases Fall 2016 Report

Business Law Advisory Council Releases Fall 2016 Report

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Dec 7, 2016
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New Regulatory Authority for Pensions on its Way

New Regulatory Authority for Pensions on its Way

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Nov 30, 2016
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Privilege wins out over Document Production Requests, Orders and FOI Legislation – SCC Confirms Status of Solicitor-Client Privilege and Litigation Privilege

Privilege wins out over Document Production Requests, Orders and FOI Legislation - SCC Confirms Status of Solicitor-Client Privilege and Litigation Privilege

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Nov 30, 2016
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New SCC Decision on Oppression Remedy is Instructive for Closely-Held Private Companies

New SCC Decision on Oppression Remedy is Instructive for Closely-Held Private Companies

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Nov 25, 2016
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Board of Directors in Condo Corporations Rule

Board of Directors in Condo Corporations Rule

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Nov 23, 2016
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New record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations

New record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations

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Nov 22, 2016
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New French Language Requirements for Signs in Quebec

New French Language Requirements for Signs in Quebec

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Nov 16, 2016
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Arbitration Clauses and Shareholder Disputes: Clarity from the Ontario Court of Appeal

Arbitration Clauses and Shareholder Disputes: Clarity from the Ontario Court of Appeal

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Oct 24, 2016
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CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

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Oct 6, 2016
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Franchise Legislation has Arrived in British Columbia

Franchise Legislation has Arrived in British Columbia

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Oct 6, 2016
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Labels, Endorsements, and Scientific Proof: A New Approach to Self-Care Products in Canada

Labels, Endorsements, and Scientific Proof: A New Approach to Self-Care Products in Canada

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Sep 28, 2016
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An Introduction to the New Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)

An Introduction to the New Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)

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Sep 2, 2016
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Tips for Startups – So You Want to Crowdfund?

Tips for Startups – So You Want to Crowdfund?

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Aug 25, 2016
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The Govt of Canada Extends the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

The Govt of Canada Extends the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

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Aug 23, 2016
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Tips for Startups – The Scope and Limitations of Non-Disclosure Agreements

Tips for Startups – The Scope and Limitations of Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Aug 17, 2016
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From Franchisor to Joint Employer – Update on Potentially Increasing Liabilities of Franchisors for the Employees of their Franchisees

From Franchisor to Joint Employer – Update on Potentially Increasing Liabilities of Franchisors for the Employees of their Franchisees

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Aug 9, 2016
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Tips for Startups – Intellectual Property and its Value to Your Company

Tips for Startups – Intellectual Property and its Value to Your Company

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Aug 8, 2016
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Enforcement Advisory: Keeping Records of Consent under CASL

Enforcement Advisory: Keeping Records of Consent under CASL

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Aug 3, 2016
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Prospectus Exemption for Start-Up Businesses

Prospectus Exemption for Start-Up Businesses

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Aug 2, 2016
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Tips for Startups – Understanding the Stages of Equity Financing

Tips for Startups – Understanding the Stages of Equity Financing

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Jul 11, 2016
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How to Protect Business Property and Information in Commercial Transactions

How to Protect Business Property and Information in Commercial Transactions

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Jul 5, 2016
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Tips for Startups – Understanding Debt vs. Equity Investments

Tips for Startups - Understanding Debt vs. Equity Investments

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Jul 5, 2016
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North America’s GMO-Labeling Policy Patchwork and the Consumer’s “Right to Know”

North America's GMO-Labeling Policy Patchwork and the Consumer's "Right to Know"

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Jun 30, 2016
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Will Virtual Meetings Become a Reality in Canada?

Will Virtual Meetings Become a Reality in Canada?

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Jun 24, 2016
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Perfection is Critical to Maintaining Priority Over Judgment Creditors

Perfection is Critical to Maintaining Priority Over Judgment Creditors

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Jun 17, 2016
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What’s in a Name? Organic Food Labelling in British Columbia

What's in a Name? Organic Food Labelling in British Columbia

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Jun 5, 2016
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From Lab to Farm to Table: Regulation of Genetically Modified Food in Canada

From Lab to Farm to Table: Regulation of Genetically Modified Food in Canada

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Jun 5, 2016
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Venture Issuers are Reminded to Consider Recent Regulatory Developments

Venture Issuers are Reminded to Consider Recent Regulatory Developments

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May 16, 2016
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French Language: the Quebec Government Proposes New Rules for the Public Display of Trademarks

French Language: the Quebec Government Proposes New Rules for the Public Display of Trademarks

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May 6, 2016
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TSX Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to DRIP Rules

TSX Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to DRIP Rules

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May 6, 2016
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Will the Government of Canada Extend the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act?

Will the Government of Canada Extend the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act?

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Apr 29, 2016
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Delivery Like It’s 1999: Ontario Proposes Update to Franchise Disclosure Law

Delivery Like It's 1999: Ontario Proposes Update to Franchise Disclosure Law

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Apr 26, 2016
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Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in Canadian M&A Transactions

Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in Canadian M&A Transactions

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Apr 4, 2016
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Early Warning Enhancements

Early Warning Enhancements

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Mar 4, 2016
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For The Times They Are A-Changin: Canadian Regulators Adopt Fundamental Changes to the Take-over Bid Regime

For The Times They Are A-Changin: Canadian Regulators Adopt Fundamental Changes to the Take-over Bid Regime

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Mar 3, 2016
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Solar Energy Incentives in Alberta: It’s Just the Beginning

Solar Energy Incentives in Alberta: Its Just the Beginning

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Feb 24, 2016
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Top Ten (Legal) Tips for Startups

Top Ten (Legal) Tips for Startups

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Feb 18, 2016
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Procurement complaints against the government: more than just bid challenges

Procurement complaints against the government: more than just bid challenges

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Feb 11, 2016
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Progress on gender diversity, but still work to be done: CSA reports on compliance with the new gender diversity disclosure rules

Progress on gender diversity, but still work to be done: CSA reports on compliance with the new gender diversity disclosure rules

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Oct 22, 2015
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Representation and Warranties Insurance

Representation and Warranties Insurance

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Sep 30, 2015
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Federal Government Issues Guidance under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

Federal Government Issues Guidance under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

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Sep 18, 2015
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SPACs, The “New” Private Equity Vehicle in Canada – An Asset Class of $800M and Growing

SPACs, The "New" Private Equity Vehicle in Canada – An Asset Class of $800M and Growing

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Jun 30, 2015
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Canada Enacts Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

Canada Enacts Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

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Jun 14, 2015
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British Columbia Securities Commission Seeks to Limit Exercise of Public Interest Power in the Enforcement Context

British Columbia Securities Commission Seeks to Limit Exercise of Public Interest Power in the Enforcement Context

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May 20, 2015
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A Tailored Fit: Streamlined Disclosure Rules to Suit Venture Issuers

A Tailored Fit: Streamlined Disclosure Rules to Suit Venture Issuers

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Apr 17, 2015
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Limited Partnerships: When to Head to Manitoba and When to Stay at Home?

Limited Partnerships: When to Head to Manitoba and When to Stay at Home?

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Mar 12, 2015
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Proxy Voting in Canada Needs Modernization

Proxy Voting in Canada Needs Modernization

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Feb 22, 2015
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UPDATED: Canada Expands Economic Sanctions and Targets Russian Energy Sector

UPDATED: Canada Expands Economic Sanctions and Targets Russian Energy Sector

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Feb 21, 2015
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Still Kicking: Quebec Court Confirms the Constitutionality of the Charter of the French Language, Clarifies the Rule of “Marked Predominance” and Reiterates the Exemptions for Unregistered Trademarks

Still Kicking: Quebec Court Confirms the Constitutionality of the Charter of the French Language, Clarifies the Rule of “Marked Predominance” and Reiterates the Exemptions for Unregistered Trademarks

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Feb 20, 2015
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Staying Out of the Crosshairs – Keeping On Top of Russia Related Economic Sanctions

Staying Out of the Crosshairs – Keeping On Top of Russia Related Economic Sanctions

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Nov 21, 2014
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Canadian Regulators Respond to Concerns of OTC Derivatives Market Participants: OSC Makes Amendments to Trade Reporting Rules

Canadian Regulators Respond to Concerns of OTC Derivatives Market Participants: OSC Makes Amendments to Trade Reporting Rules

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Apr 24, 2014
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Time To Make It Clear: CSA Publishes Model Rule On Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing Of OTC Derivatives

Time To Make It Clear: CSA Publishes Model Rule On Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing Of Otc Derivatives

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Jan 9, 2014
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Canada Gets Tough on Foreign Corrupt Practices

Canada Gets Tough on Foreign Corrupt Practices

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Feb 25, 2013
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Cooperating Firm Agrees to Penalty Equal to 5 Times the Amount of Foreign Bribe

cooperating firm agrees to penalty equal to 5 times the amount of foreign bribe

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Jan 22, 2013
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U.S./Canada Cross-Border Family Law

U.S./Canada Cross-Border Family Law

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