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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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Published on: 6 May 2020 By

Crypto-Platforms hit with eleven coordinated class actions

Crypto-currency trading platforms (“Crypto-Platforms”) received an unwelcome surprise last month, when eleven of them were hit with coordinated class action suits in America by two law firms. The class actions target some of the largest crypto-currency exchanges in the world: Binance, Bibox …

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Published on: 4 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 2: How to keep your company’s data as clean as your hands

In 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 COVID-19. …

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Published on: 4 May 2020 By

A review – inspection vs. investigation?

We have written numerous blogs over the years on the difference between inspections vs. investigations. This blog is a reminder on the general distinction between an inspection as opposed to an investigation and the authority of Provincial Officers (“PO”) and outlines the aspects of a strict…

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Published on: 1 May 2020 By

Amending order provides clarity on director and shareholder meeting requirements

On April 24, 2020, the Ontario government issued an amendment to its initial emergency order in connection with meetings for corporations. The initial order, which came into effect at the end of March of this year and is discussed in my earlier post, provides temporary flexibility and relief…

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Published on: 29 Apr 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 1: Challenges related to COVID-19 facing employers now and in the future

In 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 COVID-19. …

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Published on: 28 Apr 2020 By ,

Update on rent relief for Canadian small businesses

On Friday, April 24, 2020 Prime Minister Trudeau announce more information regarding the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) program. When it was initially announced on April 16, 2020, little more was known about the CECRA program than that it would assist small businesses …

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