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Published on: 13 Dec 2023 By

Navigating minor’s share ownership in OBCA corporations: Exceptions, risks, and mitigation strategies

The Ontario Business Corporations Act (OBCA) serves as the regulatory backbone for the establishment and operation of corporations in Ontario. However, can a minor hold shares in an OBCA corporation? What if a parent wants to pass on shares to their child? And if so, what risks come with thi…

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Published on: 12 Dec 2023 By

Beware of what you post: Navigating social media disclosure in personal injury cases

In Ontario, the law recognizes the relevance of social media content in personal injury cases. This means a plaintiff may be required to provide to the defendant any posts, photos, or other information on their social media accounts that may be relevant to the case, such as details about the…

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Published on: 11 Dec 2023 By

Emerging guidance on substantial compliance Wills in 2023

Until recently, a Will in Ontario had to meet the strict formal validity requirements set forth in the Succession Law Reform Act1 (the “Act”) in order to be valid. This meant that a Will had to be in writing and signed by the testator in the presence of two witnesses who also signed the document....

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Published on: 7 Dec 2023 By

Guardianship: What is it, when is it required and other FAQs

Have you been told that you need to obtain “guardianship” to assist a loved one with their property and finances? Are you uncertain what guardianship is, what being a guardian entails, or how to go about obtaining guardianship? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this article is…

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Published on: 5 Dec 2023 By

Banman v Ontario, the preferable procedure requirement, and institutional abuse litigation

The first stage of a class proceeding is the certification stage. Certification is a procedural step, the purpose of which is to screen out cases that are not appropriate to be dealt with on a class-wide basis. In Ontario, an action is certified if it passes the five-step test outlined in se…

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Published on: 20 Nov 2023 By

Reminder: Federally-regulated employers must provide free menstrual products to their employees starting December 15, 2023

On December 15th, 2023, Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Labour Code (Menstrual Products) (the “Regulations”) will come into force, requiring federally-regulated employers in Canada to provide menstrual products to their employees at no cost. What exactly is req…

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Published on: 8 Nov 2023 By

Can an Ontario-regulated employer prohibit their employees from discussing their salaries, bonuses and other compensation?

While open discussions about compensation between employees were once considered impolite, they are becoming more common as people gain awareness of pay inequities.  In 2023, women and visible minorities, on average, still earn less than their male counterparts who are not part of a visible …

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Published on: 1 Nov 2023 By ,

Class Action pursued for Canadians alleging harms from Ozempic, semaglutide drugs

Ozempic, the popular drug approved in Canada to treat diabetes, has been linked to serious harms to users. Studies have shown a link between the use of semaglutide – the active ingredient in Ozempic – and an increased risk of severe gallbladder-related harms, including gallstones, and gastro…

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Published on: 20 Oct 2023 By ,
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Bard PowerPort Catheters: Device failures linked to health risks

Implantable catheter products, sometimes called “ports,” are medical devices used to provide long-term access to major veins in the body. The device is implanted in the body and sits just under the skin, allowing repeat access for the delivery of medications, fluids, nutrition, or blood. The…

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