Facts about Bill C-45, Canada’s Proposed New Cannabis …

December 13th, 2017 by Dan Rothberg

Bill C-45 (An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts), also known as Canada’s proposed Cannabis Act, recently passed third reading in Canada’s House of Commons and has been forwarded to Canada’s Senate for approval.  Although Bill C-45 in its current form answers many […]

 

Proposed Ticket Selling Laws May Pass Third Reading Vot …

December 13th, 2017 by

As mentioned in previous posts, ticket bots and ticket resale prices will be addressed today as “a bill to strengthen consumer protection rules around home warranties, ticket sales, real estate practices and travel services in Ontario may become law today.” The area that has attracted the most attention within the consumer protection bill is the […]

 

National Housing Strategy

December 12th, 2017 by

On Wednesday, November 23, Justin Trudeau announced the federal government’s 10 year national housing strategy. The federal housing strategy is aimed at ensuring that Canadians have access to affordable homes. The aim is to reduce poverty and homelessness. Trudeau deemed access to adequate housing as a “human right”. The federal government is hoping to make […]

 

Ontario to Bring Courts into 21st Century

December 7th, 2017 by

Ontario’s courts will see some updates over the coming years, but the one that catches the attention of everyone however, seems to be the introduction of Wi-Fi into the buildings, by 2019. For those who frequent the courthouses, it is of no surprise to them that Ontario’s courthouses are not up to date with the […]

 

Postal Code Project – CRA Targets Wealthy Canadians

December 5th, 2017 by Sabina Mexis

Canada’s wealthiest individuals have been put under a microscope. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has launched a project dubbed the “Postal Code Project” that is targeting taxpayers residing in affluent neighbourhoods across Canada. The Postal Code Project will be an in-depth analysis, using postal-codes in high-priced neighbourhoods, as an indicator of a taxpayer’s lifestyle.  The […]

 

Human Rights Commission To Examine Racial Profiling by …

December 4th, 2017 by

The Toronto Police Service is now being examined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). The OHRC has launched an inquiry that looks into the Toronto Police Service, its board, and the Special Investigations Unit, to see if there has been racial discrimination and racial profiling of Black communities in Toronto. The Commission has requested […]

 

The Importance of Shareholder Agreements

December 1st, 2017 by Frank Shostack

Any business that has two or more shareholders or equity investors should seriously consider having a shareholder agreement to protect not only the shareholders, but also the business itself.  Too often, the shareholders of a start-up business are reluctant to spend the time or money to prepare an agreement that addresses the major areas of […]

 

Cracking Down on the Issue of Parental Alienation

November 30th, 2017 by Mark Seymour

In the UK, parents who are going through a separation or divorce could potentially be denied contact with their children if they try to turn them against their former spouse or partner. The practice of one parent turning the child(ren) against the other, especially during litigation, is nothing new and happens in almost every jurisdiction. […]

 

International Comity and the Internet Era

November 30th, 2017 by

This past June the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision involving the application of a worldwide injunction, Equustek v Google. The decision resulted from a dispute that Equustek was having with a rogue competitor that was stealing their material and selling it under their own name. While legal proceedings against the competitor were on-going, […]

 
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