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Arbitrators have discretion to order public hearings

A decision to order that an arbitration be held in public underscores that arbitrators have discretion to rule such matters be conducted at an open hearing, Toronto lawyers  Ryder ... Read more

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Northern Gateway: B.C. First Nations unite to fight feds

VANCOUVER – The president of the Haida Nation says B.C. First Nations are uniting to launch a sweeping legal challenge against the federal government over its ... Read more

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The legal and ethical issues around leaving a firm

When counsel leaves a law firm, correspondence with clients must alert them to the change and provide them with the options, Toronto lawyer Anatoly Dvorkin tells Lawyers ... Read more

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Mock trial provides learning, mentorship opportunity

At the high school level, participating in a mock trial opens the door to the law for many students, and gives those in the profession the chance to mentor and give advice to the ... Read more

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Ability to sue under anti-spam law should concern businesses

Although small and mid-sized companies should be sure to prepare for Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) ahead of its July 1 start date, the private right of action that comes ... Read more

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Companies should document anti-spam compliance efforts

With Canada’s new anti-spam law coming into force next month, there is a huge discrepancy in how larger businesses and their smaller counterparts are approaching compliance, ... Read more

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What's in a name? Considerations for new business owners

By  Mary Wahbi and Seher Goderya Starting a new business is an exciting endeavour. Combining the right product, idea, or service with the proper marketing techniques and ... Read more

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We need more judges/courthouses in Ontario

By Inga Andriessen The Ontario provincial election will be held June 12 and this is a good time to tell the candidates of all parties what’s troubling this province. As a law ... Read more

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Lawyers behaving badly

By Inga Andriessen There are some days it is harder to maintain my cool than others, the humidity in the GTA today makes it harder, but that it not what I’m talking about. ... Read more

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CRTC warns it can’t respond to all anti-spam law complaints

TORONTO – A new law designed to help unclog Canadians' email inboxes takes effect July 1, but the CRTC is warning that it won't be able to respond to every ... Read more

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First anti-bribery jail sentence should be wake-up call

An Ontario court’s recent move to hand down Canada’s first anti-bribery sentence should be a wake-up call for corporations when it comes to the risks of international bribery and ... Read more

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Fundraising compliance tips for registered charities

B y Graham Erion Fundraising is one of the most heavily scrutinized acts for charities by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and charities can lose their registration if they ... Read more

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Guide answers key legal questions for new businesses

Toronto corporate lawyer Graham Erion has authored a new guide aimed at providing answers to the key legal questions faced by individuals looking to establish a business in ... Read more

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Counsel should prepare resource clients for payment reporting

Payment reporting is one of the most significant disclosure developments for the resource sector in more than a decade, and counsel need to ensure clients are able to make the ... Read more

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New act provides non-profits with different objectives

While Ontario’s new Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (NCPA) does not contain a specific “oppression remedy” section, similar language to the Business Corporations Act (BCA) means ... Read more

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Resource payment reporting to be implemented next year

The federal government announced this week a framework and deadline of June 2015 to require mining, oil and gas companies to publicly report the payments they make to governments ... Read more

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Understanding reasonable expectations key for stakeholders

Reasonable expectations govern one’s ability to seek redress for wrongs committed within a corporate environment, and understanding how they may be altered is important for all ... Read more

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Non-profit corporations must comply with 'new' law

By Anatoly Dvorkin  The passing of the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) was a long overdue replacement for Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, which most ... Read more

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Finding root problem key to in-firm disputes

Getting to the root of a problem between a lawyer and a legal assistant – a common workplace dispute, Toronto real estate and business lawyer Robert Saunders tells ... Read more

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Court of Appeal decision moves to put Crown on equal footing

A recent Court of Appeal decision interpreting s. 60 of the Evidence Act as one of the “rules of practice and procedure” is in line with the trend of moving towards putting the ... Read more

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