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Guarantees and Indemnities in Commercial Leases: What to Watch For

May 3, 2023

Indemnities and guarantees in leases deserve careful consideration for tenants and landlords, on a case and province-specific basis, as this bulletin explains.

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New Mandatory Reporting Requirement for Businesses: Canada’s Modern Anti-Slavery Bill Becomes Law

May 3, 2023

Canada imposes new reporting obligations on forced labour, and what it means for Canadian businesses.

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2023 Budget Legislation Proposes Amendments to the Canada Transportation Act

May 3, 2023

The Federal Government published draft legislation to implement certain provisions of the 2023 Budget.

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Last Minute Fine Tuning – Québec Government Tries to Soften the Blow of Some of the More Far-Reaching Requirements Under Bill 96, as Applicable to Government Interactions

May 3, 2023

Entry into force of the Regulation respecting the language of the civil administration and the Regulation respecting the derogations to the duty of exemplarity

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Factors Considered by Courts When Appointing An Arbitrator: The Arbitrator Must be Ready to “Hit the Ground Running”

May 2, 2023

The decision of the ONSC in Van Doorn v. Loopstra Nixon, 2023 ONSC 1782 provides a helpful overview of a Court's considerations when appointing an arbitrator.

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AI Regulatory Roundup – International Developments in AI Law and Policy

May 2, 2023

An overview of recent Canadian and international developments related to the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies.

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MSBs Beware: The British Columbia Money Services Businesses Act is Around the Corner

May 1, 2023

On April 26, 2023, the Money Services Businesses Act (the “BC MSBA”) passed third reading in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

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New Transparency Requirements on the Horizon for Federal Corporations: Bill C-42’s Proposed Amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act

May 1, 2023

Bill C-42, introduced in Parliament on March 22, 2023, proposes to further increase corporate transparency and accountability.

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Pursuing Ethical Supply Chains: ESG and Human Rights Principles Incorporated in Federal Procurement Policies

May 1, 2023

Contracting Policy Notice 2023-1 makes the Code of Conduct for Procurement mandatory for all federal procurements and introduces ESG-related responsibilities.