Canada Ratchets Up its Sanctions in Response to the Russia-Ukraine CrisisMar 4, 2022
An update on Canada’s sanctions measures in response to military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine.
ESG in Canada: What We Learned in 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022Mar 4, 2022
In this rapidly evolving business environment, this report from McMillan’s ESG Initiative offers companies and business leaders in Canada an essential overview of ESG developments in regulations, laws and norms that have occurred over the last year.
Pay No Attention to the Blinking Red Light: Employee Monitoring Laws Announced in OntarioMar 3, 2022
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022, requiring employers to disclose digital employee monitoring practices.
Spot the Difference: Mergers and Amalgamations in Corporate TransactionsMar 2, 2022
Examining the difference between US "mergers" and Canadian "amalgamations" in corporate transactions, relevant for deal structuring and completing diligence.
The United Kingdom’s New Economic Crime Bill Portends a Sea Change in Anti-Money Laundering Legislation in the WestMar 1, 2022
United Kingdom introduces Economic Crime Bill to expand anti-money laundering capabilities of law enforcement. This Bill portends change to AML laws in Canada.
Ontario’s Court of Appeal Clarifies Class Member’s Appeal Rights Post Settlement ApprovalMar 1, 2022
The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear a class action appeal despite a settlement agreement limiting appeal rights.
Canada Strengthens Its Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Against Russia and Supports Russia’s Removal from SWIFTFeb 25, 2022
On February 24, 2022, Canada imposed additional sanctions in response to military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine. The Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations came into force immediately on their day of publication.
Celebrating Black History Month: Driving a diverse future for Canadian leadership and politics
Join us for our inaugural webinar in celebration of Black History Month featuring leaders in the Canadian public policy and education space, moderated by McMillan LLP’s very own Mervyn Allen, Chair of the Black Lawyers Affinity Group. This panel will bring together expert practitioners in innovation and Canadian politics to contextualize Black Canadian experiences in the political and professional world and discuss ways to encourage a more inclusive political future across the nation.
Couldn’t Scrape By: BC Court Rejects Certification of Class Action against FacebookFeb 17, 2022
BC Court dismisses certification application for class action against Facebook for allegedly scraping user data from their messenger app.
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