Realtors, treat yourselves fairly
Note: An update to this post can be found here which discusses Bill 145 receiving Royal Assent, and the need for the provincial government to implement supporting regulations. Bill 145, Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019, represents a potential opportunity for realtors in Ontario to eng…View the post titled Realtors, treat yourselves fairly
What exactly is Canada doing about the protection of our environment?
The Federal Government is required under the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c.33 (“Act”) to provide Canadians with a strategy as directed by the precautionary principle. The precautionary principle is defined in section 2 of the FSDA, for implementing any thing, action or…View the post titled What exactly is Canada doing about the protection of our environment?
Coronavirus – Employers’ frequently asked questions
With health experts proclaiming that the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (i.e., the “Coronavirus”) is likely to become a pandemic, Canadian employers should prepare for the worst and plan how to respond to various employment-related issues that could arise if the virus continues to spread. With that…View the post titled Coronavirus – Employers’ frequently asked questions
Climate justice and equality of women and girls
On November 7, 2019, the National Association of Women and the Law (“NAWL”) and Friends of the Earth (“FOE”) filed a Memorandum of Argument of the Proposed Intervenor in the Climate case being appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) by the Provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan. The F…View the post titled Climate justice and equality of women and girls
Guidance from the Canadian Securities Regulators on crypto-platforms
Last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) published guidance on situations when securities legislation may apply to entities that facilitate crypto-currency trading. The CSA is an umbrella organization of securities regulators from each of the provinces and territories. T…View the post titled Guidance from the Canadian Securities Regulators on crypto-platforms
When is an investigation “appropriate in the circumstances”?
Every investigator has had one of “those” files. Allegations are abundant, historical, and/or about things like “he walked past me once without speaking to me.” Can an investigator refuse to look into allegations if they are ancient? What if they wouldn’t constitute harassment even if they c…View the post titled When is an investigation “appropriate in the circumstances”?
Data Breach Awareness
Everyday hundreds of businesses across Canada have data incidents. From lost bins to hacked computers, businesses need to be aware of their privacy obligations they owe to their customers and clients. Indeed, businesses are now asking themselves not what if I have a data breach, but when wil…View the post titled Data Breach Awareness
Are employees “off-ramping” from your organization?
When employees experience personal trauma, challenging transitions in the workplace, difficult relationships with managers, etc., some of them will choose to “off-ramp,” a term referring to those who voluntarily resign or reduce their working hours. Many employers will be familiar with an em…View the post titled Are employees “off-ramping” from your organization?
Should I practice through a professional corporation?
There are many benefits associated with incorporating a professional corporation, including lower corporate tax rates, investment and tax strategies, and planning for retirement. Professionals are advised to seek legal and accounting advice in order to determine whether incorporation is appr…View the post titled Should I practice through a professional corporation?
Citizen suits against the government for GHG emissions
Numerous climate change actions have been brought against governmental entities globally within the past decade with increasing frequency. In Canada, three actions have been brought against the Canadian government within the past three years for insufficient action to reduce greenhouse gas e…View the post titled Citizen suits against the government for GHG emissions
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