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Introducing Bill 185, the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, and an Update on the New Provincial Planning Statement

Apr 17, 2024

On April 10, 2024, Ontario’s provincial government introduced new legislation in its quest to “cut red tape”, speed up government processes, and meet its goal.

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Consumer-Driven Banking is (almost) Here! Highlights from Budget 2024

Apr 17, 2024

On April 16, the Government of Canada released its 2024 budget which includes the promise of new legislation this spring to implement open banking in Canada.

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Ontario Employers Beware: Common Termination Language Held Unenforceable

Apr 16, 2024

Ontario's Superior Court of Justice found that a termination clause was unenforceable because it gave the employer discretion to terminate "at any time".

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Warning For Businesses: Companies Can be Liable for Tort of Bribery Even if They Did Not Intend to Pay or Receive a Bribe

Apr 12, 2024

Businesses with a duty to provide impartial advice must take steps to ensure the payments they make or receive are not later interpreted as bribes.

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Storm Clouds Looming: The Impact of Competition Act Changes on Leasing

The Affordable Housing and Groceries Act (Bill C-56) recently introduced changes to the Competition Act (Canada) which will govern all landlord and tenant leases and other agreements, not just those of grocery stores

Details Tuesday, April 30, 2024
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Sidestepping Contracts: The Expansion of Environmental Liability Where The Contractor Is Not Paid

Apr 12, 2024

B.C. Court’s decision in Cordy Environmental Inc v Obsidian Energy Ltd opens the door for contractors to sue former owners/operators of contaminated sites.

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Amendments to Ontario’s Conservation Authorities Act: Effective April 1, 2024

Apr 10, 2024

On April 1, 2024, significant amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act came into effect.

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Foreign Investment in the EV Battery Market: Regulatory Framework in North America and Canada’s Strategic Edge

Apr 10, 2024

Explore Canada & U.S. electric vehicle battery market growth, incentives, and foreign investment regulations. Strategic insights for Indo-Pacific companies.

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How to do it Right: Legal Necessities of Launching a Tech Start-up

Apr 8, 2024

An overview of the necessary legal components of tech start-ups.