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Developer Wins Case Against a Montreal Borough After it Refuses to Issue a Construction Permit in the Context of a Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program (SPAIP)

Dec 7, 2022

This bulletin discusses a recent decision in which the court found in favour of a developer who sued a borough in connection with an urban planning matter.

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Prior Employee Experience May Enhance Common Law Entitlements

Dec 7, 2022

proper termination practices, punitive damages, moral damages, wrongful dismissal damages

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Holiday Parties are Coming Up – How to Minimize Risks while Maximizing Fun

Dec 7, 2022 The holidays are the perfect time for colleagues to reunite and celebrate work achievements. While an annual holiday party is a great way to come toge...
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Public Consultation Related to Proposed Amendments to the Trademarks Regulations in Canada

Dec 7, 2022

Public consultations on proposed amendments to the Canadian Trademark Regulations are underway. Please see this bulletin for more information.

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Privacy, Technology and Cybersecurity Issues in Tech Transactions

Dec 6, 2022

Full evaluation of a target's privacy, technology and cybersecurity compliance in due diligence is critical for transactions involving technology companies.

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TSX Considering Adoption of Pricing Guidelines for Prospectus Offerings

Dec 6, 2022

TSX Considering Adoption of Pricing Guidelines for Prospectus Offerings

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Ottawa LRT and the Future of P3s: Public (interest), Private (collaboration) & (meaningful) Partnerships

Dec 5, 2022

A summary of the Commission’s key recommendations arising from the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry regarding the public-private-partnership (P3) model.

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Arbitration Clauses Should be Respected, Most of the Time: Supreme Court of Canada Shifts Focus Away From Single Proceeding Model for Insolvencies in Rendering Arbitration Clause Inoperative

Dec 5, 2022

The SCC has provided a framework on when arbitration clauses should be rendered inoperative in order to promote efficiency in an insolvency proceeding.

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The Exclusion of Intrusion Upon Seclusion: Ontario Court of Appeal definitively determines that “Database Defendants” cannot be held liable for intrusions committed by third-party hackers

Dec 1, 2022

The Court of Appeal for Ontario released a trio of decisions that materially impact the viability of class actions following a data breach.