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Duties of directors of subsidiary corporations: a brief overview

By Matthew Wilson Under corporate law, directors have a duty to act honestly and in good faith in the best interests of the corporation for which they are directors. As such, ... Read more

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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies test for rectification

By Peter Kryworuk In recent years the Supreme Court of Canada appears to have taken a renewed interest in commercial and contract law cases. In some recent decisions, Canada ... Read more

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What if a will is lost?

By David Waites A Testator had a signed Will that they kept in their safety deposit box. After the Testator died, the signed Will could not be located in the safety deposit ... Read more

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Environmental interventions in Federal Court proceedings

By Jacob Damstra Introduction In the previous two parts to this series, I considered “ A (Nearly) New Approach ” to interventions and “ Interventions in ... Read more

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Intervening in the 'interests of justice' in the federal courts

By Jacob Damstra In a recent article, Part One of this series, I described the “(Nearly) New Approach” to interventions in Federal Court and Federal Court of ... Read more

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The high cost of asset accumulation in a common law relationship

By Jordan McKie After separation, married people are obligated to account to one another for their respective increases in net worth from the date of marriage to the date of ... Read more

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Interventions in Federal Court: a (nearly) new approach

By Jacob Damstra Introduction Earlier this year, the Federal Court of Appeal clarified, confirmed, and settled the law applicable to interventions in Federal Court and ... Read more

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It's complicated.

By Kevin Ross and Rebecca Case [29] It’s complicated. 1 So begins the discussion and analysis of whether a lawyer may act as counsel of record in both a class ... Read more

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Ontario national class action consistent with protecting the rights and interests of Québec residents

By Rebecca Case and Angus McKinnon Changes to the Québec Code of Civil Procedure came into effect on January 1, 2016. 1 Amongst these changes is the introduction of ... Read more

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An applicant can commence a claim for both IRBs and NEBs

By Leanne Zawadzki Where an Insurer failed to provide a Notice of Election of benefits, an Applicant can proceed to a Hearing with a claim for both non-earner (NEB) and ... Read more

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"Private prosecutions in the public interest?: process, possibilities, and problems”

By Jacob Damstra Section 504 of the Criminal Code , R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46. Chances are you’ve never heard of it. The section is rarely invoked; a number of obstacles ... Read more

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SCC resolves multi-jurisdictional hearings debate

By Angus McKinnon and Rebecca Case In concurrent decisions released today in Endean v. British Columbia and Parsons v. Ontario , indexed as Endean v British Columbia , ... Read more

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Two decisions from the Licence Appeal Tribunal

By Leanne Zawadzki Effective April 1, 2016, the Licence Appeal Tribunal began accepting applications to the new Automobile Accident Benefits Service (AABS) system with an aim ... Read more

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Sexual abuse survivors beware - the defamation risk

By Elizabeth Grace • Two adult sisters accuse their uncle of sexually assaulting them as young children through spoken words and emails sent to family members. The ... Read more

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You sunk my carriage battleship!

By Jason Squire and Rebecca Case A carriage motion is meant to determine which one of a number of competing proposed class proceedings may proceed in a province. When there ... Read more

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Canada: time for submissions soon expiring in Ontario under changing workplace review

As previously reported, 1  the Special Advisors to the Government of Ontario, Canada released their interim report on July 27, 2016 on ways in which the Ontario Labour ... Read more

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Blowing in the wind - wind projects and their unwilling host

By David Woodward There are few policies of the Ontario Government that are more maligned in rural Ontario than the Green Energy Act and the approval of wind farms in ... Read more

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CASL's private right of action looms large

By David Lyons Over the past number of years, Canadian businesses have been busy bringing themselves into compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – ... Read more

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No requirement for an “economic loss” for professional service care providers, including a spouse

By Leanne Zawadzki The recent Preliminary Issue decision in Walsh and Echelon (FSCO A15-007448, August 31, 2016) confirms that an economic loss does not need to be ... Read more

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