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Alberta Securities Commission Provides Guidance On Shareholder Rights Plans, Break Fees and Use of Equity Swaps in Take-over Bid Context

Jan 12, 2022

An Alberta decision has held that the use of swaps in a hostile take-over bid can be abusive, and added guidance on shareholder rights plans and break fees.

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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Upheld

Jan 12, 2022

An Ontario arbitrator upheld an employer's vaccine mandate for both a site where a 3rd party obligation existed and a related site with no such obligation.

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Ontario Arbitrators Continue to Uphold Terminations of Employees who Breach COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Jan 12, 2022

A recent decision by an Ontario arbitrator further affirmed the notion that dishonesty during COVID screening protocols by an employee can lead to termination.

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PropTech: Property Technology, the New Frontier in Real Property, Part 2: Benefits

Jan 11, 2022

In this bulletin, we discuss the benefits of using PropTech for businesses in the real estate space and for consumers of such products.

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PropTech: Property Technology, the New Frontier in Real Property, Part 1: Introduction

Jan 11, 2022

In this 3-part series, we explain the concept of PropTech, highlight its benefits and outline associated risks.

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2022 Starts on a High – Updates in the Psychedelics Industry and a Look Back at 2021

Jan 11, 2022

Recent amendments to the Special Access Program and a look back to 2021 on developments affecting the psychedelics industry.

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The Quick and Dirty on Phase Two of Ontario’s Excess Soil Regulation

Jan 10, 2022

Phase Two of Ontario’s On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation took effect on January 1, 2022 introducing a new framework for excess soil in Ontario

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City of Toronto Introduces Garden Suites

Jan 10, 2022

In this bulletin, we discuss the potential development of garden suites in the City of Toronto.

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Wind-up and Hang-up: China Mobile’s Motion to stay an ICA Order Pending Judicial Review Dismissed

Jan 10, 2022

Analyzing updates from an Investment Canada Act national security review case to provide key insights to investors into Canada.