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When Political Theatre Becomes Workplace Drama: Political Speech and Work

May 23, 2023

This bulletin provides a summary of legislative protections for political belief across Canada, followed by an overview of the implications for employers.

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The Franchise Resale Disclosure Exemption: Franchisors “Wing It” at Their Own Peril

May 17, 2023

Jayasena Management Corp. et al. v Savannah Wells Holdings Inc. et al. considers the franchise resale disclosure exemption under the Arthur Wishart Act.

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Registration Roundup: The Development of Securities Regulation of Crypto Trading Platforms (CTPs) in Canada

May 17, 2023

The Canadian Securities Administrators have continued to develop the securities regulatory framework applicable to crypto trading platforms.

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Is the Sun Setting on Dual Class Share Structures?

May 16, 2023

This bulletin discusses the basic components of a DCSS, its advantages and disadvantages, as well as common shareholder protection measures.

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Ontario Court of Appeal Interprets Van Breda Test in the Context of Tort Actions in Sinclair v Amex Canada Inc.

May 11, 2023

Ontario Court of Appeal allows appeal and stays tort action against foreign defendants due to lack of jurisdiction of the provincial court.

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CSA Seeks Comments on Two New Approaches to Diversity Disclosure

May 10, 2023

The Canadian Securities Administrators is seeking comments on the proposed amendments to the corporate governance disclosure rules and policies (Form 58-101F1)

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Think Twice, Draft Once: Consequential and Special Damages in Exclusion Clauses

May 10, 2023

This bulletin examines exclusion clauses and the varying definitions of "consequential" and "special" damages found within these provisions.

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What Has the Law Done About “Deepfake”?

May 10, 2023

Deep fake technology, legal recourse available to victims of deep fake technology, tort of false light, defamation.

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Proposed Amendments to the Business Corporations Act to create a Public Registry of Beneficial Owners of Private Companies in British Columbia

May 9, 2023

Recent amendments to the BC Business Corporations Act to propose public registry of beneficial owners of BC private companies.