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Substratum What Now?! Employee Promotions May Undermine Your Written Contracts

Mar 6, 2023

An Ontario decision warns employers about the costly consequences of promoting employees without updating their employment agreements.

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One Year On: Economic Sanctions Have Become a Primary Tool of Canadian Foreign Policy and New Russian Sanctions are Imposed

Mar 1, 2023

Canada continues to impose sanctions against additional countries, including Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Myanmar, and joins the G7 Enforcement Coordination Mechanism.

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As NAFTA Legacy Claims Window Closes, Canadian Businesses with Investments in Mexico Maintain Important Protections under CPTPP

Mar 1, 2023

Time is running out for investors to launch NAFTA legacy claims, however Canadian claimants maintain important protections against Mexico under the CPTPP.

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Broadening the Environmental Enforcement Toolkit: Ontario Expands Administrative Monetary Penalty Regime for Environmental Violations

Feb 28, 2023

Ontario is broadening its existing administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) regime for environmental violations.

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Black History, Black Futures with Kathy Martin and Terrie-Lynne Devonish

Feb 23, 2023

In this episode, Kathy Martin, a Partner in our Financial Services Group, speaks with Terrie-Lynne Devonish, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary at the Altus Group, about overcoming stereotypes and the power of mentors and sponsors in professional development.

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Politics and the Workplace

As politics become more polarized in Canada and abroad, and as social media continues to encroach on the workplace, employers have to understand how to deal with political views that come into the workplace.

Details Thursday, March 9, 2023
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McMillan Lawyers’ Comment Letter regarding Staff Notice 23-329: Short Selling in Canada

Feb 22, 2023

On December 8, 2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) jointly published Staff Notice 23-329: Short Selling in Canada (the “Short Selling Notice”), which reviews the current regulatory requirements and initiatives with respect to short selling and seeks public feedback on areas for regulatory consideration.

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How to Identify the Proper Use Under Municipal By-Laws: Recap of Applicable Guidelines

Feb 20, 2023

This bulletin summarizes a recent Quebec Court of Appeal decision recapping the guidelines applicable to classifying a use under municipal zoning by-laws.

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Black History, Black Futures with Mervyn Allen and Dennis Mitchell

Feb 17, 2023

Mervyn Allen, Partner and Co-Chair of our Commercial Real Estate Group and Chair of our Commercial Leasing Group speaks with Dennis Mitchell, CEO and CIO at Starlight Capital, on leadership and diversity as a results driver for businesses.