Woman making a frame around the sun with her hands at sunrise
Woman making a frame around the sun with her hands at sunrise
Woman making a frame around the sun with her hands at sunrise
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Significant Changes to British Columbia Employment Standards Act Are Now in Force

Jun 3, 2019

Significant amendments to the BC Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”) are now in force as a result of the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 receiving Royal Assent on May 30, 2019.

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Party Cannot Negotiate Certification Defeat from the Jaws of Contested Victory

Jun 1, 2019

The British Columbia Supreme Court (“Court”) recently dismissed a party's second application attempt to certify their class action in Leonard v The Manufacturers Life Insurance (“Leonard”).

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Alberta Bill 2: More Changes to Employment & Labour Laws on the Horizon

May 29, 2019

On May 27, 2019, Alberta’s newly elected United Conservative Party introduced the Open for Business Act (“Bill 2”).

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Shocking U.S. “Loot Box” Bill Should Surprise No One: The Video Game Industry Under Attack

May 27, 2019

Video games are big business: from the latest blockbuster, an indie hit, a mobile time-passer for your transit ride, or a packed esports arena with massive online viewership, there’s good money in creating engaging and immersive entertainment products.

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Proposed Digital Charter Could Bring Sweeping Changes to Canadian Privacy Laws

May 23, 2019

On May 21, 2019, the Canadian federal government released a proposed Digital Charter

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OSC Waives Fees for Late OBA Disclosures as Part of Burden Reduction Project

May 21, 2019

On May 15, 2019, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) announced that registrants will no longer have to pay late fees associated with the disclosure of outside business activities (“OBAs”) past the required deadline.

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A Million Reasons – NextBlock OSC Settlement Agreement Highlights Risks of Using Marketing Presentations to Solicit Investments

May 21, 2019

A recent Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) settlement agreement with NextBlock Global Limited (“NextBlock”) and Alex Tapscott (“Tapscott”) highlights the risk associated with issuers providing investor presentation slide decks or other marketing documents to prospective investors.

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New Ad Standards Advertising Dispute Procedure

May 20, 2019

Advertising Standards Canada, an industry body commonly known as Ad Standards, has, for many decades, run both consumer complaint and competitor dispute processes with respect to advertising that may run afoul of its Canadian Code of Advertising Conduct.

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On the Record: Private Corporations in British Columbia Will Soon be Required to Collect and Disclose Shareholder Information

May 16, 2019

On April 2, 2019, the Government of British Columbia (the “Government”) introduced Bill 24, the Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2019 (the “Bill”).