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OSFI Unwinds Capital Distribution COVID Response Measure

Nov 23, 2021

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions announced an end to its COVID-19 response measure relating to capital distributions

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Construction Remedies On Public Projects: Alberta’s Public Works Act and Comparable Legislation in Other Provinces

Nov 23, 2021

This bulletin outlines the key requirements for contractors seeking payment under construction contracts with the provincial government in Alberta and elsewhere

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Captive Insurance Emerging in Alberta

Nov 22, 2021

The Alberta legislature recently proposed captive insurance legislation, expanding insurance options for Alberta businesses.

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New Requirements Proposed for Private Ontario Corporations to Maintain Register of Individuals With “Significant Control”

Nov 18, 2021

Bill 43 proposes to amend the OBCA to require corporations to prepare and maintain a register of individuals with "significant control" over such corporations.

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Protection of Virtual Goods Through Tokenized Technology

Nov 17, 2021

Real world brands are increasingly looking to NFTs and virtual online presences as the next frontier to market their products.

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Vaccine Mandates by Commercial Landlords: Are They Permitted and What Are the Risks?

Nov 12, 2021

In this bulletin, we address whether landlords have the right to implement a vaccine mandate and the risks arising from restricting tenants and their employees.

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Mandatory Vaccination Policy: “Reasonable, Enforceable”

Nov 11, 2021

A labour arbitrator upheld an employer’s mandatory vaccination policy, finding the policy to be reasonable and enforceable.

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Certification Denied: An Important Win for Competition Class Action Defendants

Nov 10, 2021

Certification denied in DRAM class action.

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A Tale of [NORSTEEL in] Two Cities

Nov 10, 2021

The recent decision in Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. v. Toti Holdings Inc. highlights the importance of trademark clearance searching for businesses.