The Baby Boom Shift: The Impact of An Aging Workforce, …

December 18th, 2018

The baby-boomer generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) are a significant share of the Canadian population and while many within this category are opting to continue working well after their retirement years, there has been an indication that once they do retire, the resulting mass retirement will initiate an abundance of wealth and business […]

 

Ontario Has a New Construction Act: What You Need to Kn …

November 27th, 2018

On July 1, 2018, the first set of changes under Ontario’s Construction Lien Amendment Act (the “Act”) came into force. This Act overhauls Ontario’s construction regulatory framework. Not only should the changes be made note of by Ontario businesses in the construction sector, but the implementation of similar legislation is expected to follow in other […]

 

New laws to take effect this year

January 5th, 2018

Over the last half of 2017 there was a flood of information on what was going to take effect in 2018 and how we are to prepare for it all, taking the form of articles and news segments discussing controversial components of what will be implemented as of January 1st and how it will impact Canadians as a whole. […]

 

The Importance of Shareholder Agreements

December 1st, 2017

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 […]

 

Ontario Releases 2017 Fall Economic Outlook and Fiscal …

November 23rd, 2017

On November 14, 2017, Charles Sousa, the Minister of Finance for Ontario, released the 2017 Fall Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review.  The mid-year economic and fiscal outlook is intended to highlight past government initiatives and set out measures that will be introduced as part of Budget 2018. The Ontario government has promised to balance the […]

 

Provisional Application of CETA

October 19th, 2017

For Canadian businesses that are growing insecure about the potential consequences resulting from the re-negotiation of NAFTA, CETA may be an opportunity to diversify ties to the international market. Any changes to NAFTA could have significant consequences to Canadian industries, as the United States is Canada’s largest trading partner. Trump’s America First/Buy American domestic policies […]

 

Exxon Mobil Violated Russian Sanctions when now U.S. Se …

July 24th, 2017

By: Michelle Cook, Summer Law Student On Thursday of last week, the Treasury Department fined Exxon Mobil a meagre $2 million for violating sanctions that the U.S. had imposed on Russia. However, the political cost of this violation is much higher for U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump’s presidency. These violations occurred […]

 

Additional Record Keeping Requirements for Ontario Corp …

January 26th, 2017

The beginning of a new year is often a time when corporations look to ensure that all of their book keeping and record keeping obligations are being met.  Unbeknownst to many of these corporations, effective December 10, 2016, the Ontario Government has significantly increased corporate record keeping obligations for many Ontario corporations. Bill 144, the […]

 
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