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PropTech: Property Technology, the New Frontier in Real Property, Part 3: Challenges

Jan 18, 2022

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

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Plan for the Ban: Our New Year’s Update of Single-Use Plastics Bans Across Canada

Jan 18, 2022

This bulletin provides an updated summary of the current state of single-use plastics legislation across Canada.

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Cash is King – Taking Control over Cash Collateral

Jan 18, 2022

In secured lending transactions, a debtor's cash may form part of the lender's general security or may be deposited with a financial institution to support certain contingent obligations (such as outstanding letter of credits)

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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.