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Published on: 1 Dec 2021 By

As a Canadian permanent resident, can I travel outside Canada without the Permanent Residence Card during Covid-19?

Since March 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (‘IRCC’) have being abstaining from the traditional in-person permanent residence landing appointments to validate Confirmation of Permanent Residence (‘CoPR’). Instead, the IRCC have been completing virtual landing and issuing e…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Practicing as an associate: common provisions found in associate agreements

Many new graduates will decide to enter a professional practice by joining an existing practice as an associate.  An associate agreement is an agreement that governs the business relationship between the professional or the corporation that owns the practice (for the purposes of this article…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Canadian border-crossing updates – November 30, 2021

Starting today, November 30, 2021, the following COVID-19 vaccines are accepted by the Government of Canada for international travel in addition to the vaccines that have been recognized earlier this year: Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C); Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells);…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages – Punitive and aggravated damages

This article on punitive and aggravated damages is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ as between individuals. The asse…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Correcting “public correction”: The Court of Appeal provides further guidance in Baldwin v Imperial Metals Corporation

The public correction of misrepresentations has come to play an increasingly prominent role in decisions for leave to proceed with the statutory case of action for misrepresentation provided to secondary market investors under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act. In Baldwin v Imperial Metals …

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Published on: 24 Nov 2021 By

Keep your ‘Secret Sauce’ secret: protecting confidential information in commercial relationships and transactions

When businesses negotiate potential transactions or contracts, or discuss opportunities to collaborate on a project or venture, it is likely that one or more of the parties will be sharing information that is non-public and confidential in nature.1 Maybe your business doesn’t have a ‘secret …

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Published on: 18 Nov 2021 By

Notice periods – What you need to know if you have been injured as a result of snow and ice

It is that time of year again when freezing temperatures will create dangerous conditions on walkways and roadways. Ice and snow increase the risk of pedestrian slip and falls and motor vehicle collisions. Property owners and occupiers must adhere to their obligations under the Occupiers’ Li…

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Published on: 16 Nov 2021 By

Personal vs. commercial goodwill – Which one’s worth more?

What exactly is Goodwill? Goodwill is an intangible asset of a business. Although there are many varieties of goodwill, some of the more common examples include a high traffic or exclusive location, a strong reputation, brand name recognition, and great customer relationships. And what’s the…

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Published on: 15 Nov 2021 By

“Probate” in Ontario: common questions and concerns

What is Probate? In all estates, the estate trustee will need to consider whether they must “probate” the estate. The probate process is conducted by the proposed estate trustee submitting a court application to obtain a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee. This Certificate confirms…

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Published on: 26 Oct 2021 By ,

Privacy laws in Canada: to infinite fees and beyond

If you’re a business that hasn’t dotted the i’s in privacy compliance, then you may have your own Buzz Lightyear—“this is an intergalactic emergency”—moment. Both the Feds and Ontario have proposed new privacy legislation: the Feds introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CPPA”) and …

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