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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.

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COVID-19 Safety Plans Reinstated for BC Employers

Jan 7, 2022

On January 7, 2022, the BC Government announced that BC employers will again be required to implement COVID-19 Safety Plans in their workplaces.

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Clearview AI Ordered to Comply with Provincial Regulators’ Privacy Recommendations

Jan 5, 2022

Canada’s provincial privacy regulators have issued orders against Clearview AI forcing it comply with the
recommendations of a 2020 joint investigation.

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Use of Laudatory Terms in Trademarks: An Overview for the Beverages Sector

Jan 5, 2022

A business may be tempted to choose a trademark that at least in part simply lauds the quality of its goods and services. Think twice before proceeding.

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Forecast 2022: Expected Changes to the Canadian Patent Rules

Jan 4, 2022

The Canadian patent system is expected to adopt the practices of "excess claims fees" and "request for continued examination". Is your business ready?

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SCC Rules No Absolute Bar on Pre-post Compensation (setoff), Overrules kitco and Provides Roadmap for Possible Pre-post Setoff in CCAA Cases

Dec 23, 2021

The Supreme Court's decision in Montréal v. Deloitte establishes a test for pre-post compensation (set-off)

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The Quebec regime on “monetary claims” and the UCC treatment of deposit accounts

Dec 23, 2021

Quebec’s regime for taking security on “monetary claims” and the Uniform Commercial Code regime for taking security on deposit accounts