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Published on: 19 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 5: Corporate law and conducting business during the pandemic

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ labour & employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 15 May 2020 By

Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19

Note: This post has been updated to reflect additional notices issued by CIPO, mostly recently on June 30, 2020, each which further extended the previously announced extension. As Canada responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has taken the drastic…

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Published on: 15 May 2020 By

Bill 190, the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act

On May 12, 2020, Ontario’s declaration of emergency was extended until June 2nd, with the goal of ensuring the province’s ability to maintain the necessary tools and healthcare capacities to contain COVID-19 while businesses and the economy gradually reopen. On the same day, Bill 190, or the…

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Published on: 13 May 2020 By

Data breach – Frequently asked questions

Cybersecurity incidents are serious events that need to be addressed immediately. Our experience has shown us that dealing with issues such as consumer and regulator notifications, fines, and insurance need to be tackled as soon as possible. Below are general answers to frequently asked ques…

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Published on: 12 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 4: Immigration law, foreign workers, government processing times & more

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ labour & employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 12 May 2020 By

Innovating in London: The virtual ER at the Children’s Hospital

With the pandemic landscape shifting on a daily basis, we are all weighing our personal comfort in accessing medical support while weighing risks of what is, or is not, essential. Access to treatment, be it physiotherapy, occupational therapy or ongoing counselling is all weighed with the ri…

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Published on: 8 May 2020 By

Lenders beware: post-discharge obligations for a borrower’s HST/GST debt

Lenders, like any businesses, prefer certainty. In many ways the real property lending industry is built around trying to be as certain as possible before a loan is advanced. Does a borrower own their property? How much is that property worth? How much does a borrower make in a year? Can the…

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Published on: 7 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 3: Real estate law and the importance of keeping good relationships

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ labour & employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 7 May 2020 By

Examination for discovery to proceed via video-conference

The legal landscape is changing: an examination for discovery has been ordered to proceed by way of video-conferencing in Arconti v. Smith 2020 ONSC 2782. One important procedural step in a legal proceeding, is examinations for discovery. It allows the parties to obtain important facts and e…

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