Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model
Cannabis Retail in Ontario In the wake of federal plans to legalize recreational cannabis use, the Western Provinces announced licensing schemes for private sale. A number of cannabis companies, such as Canndara, Spiritleaf, and Starbuds, began the process of organizing franchise systems…View the post titled Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model
Ontario Files Argument in Court Challenge of Federal Carbon Tax Act
On September 14, 2018, the government of Ontario filed a statement of particulars in the constitutional challenge of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act filed on August 1, 2018. By Order in Council the Province set out the question to be addressed by the court as: “…View the post titled Ontario Files Argument in Court Challenge of Federal Carbon Tax Act
DIY investors fight back against trailer fees
Trailing commissions (also known as trailer fees) are intended to compensate mutual fund dealers, such as discount brokers, for investment advice they provide to investors. However, discount brokers are prohibited from providing investment advice under the law. Siskinds LLP is pursuing claim…View the post titled DIY investors fight back against trailer fees
Recent Developments in Securities Class Actions: Pre-Certification Jurisdictional Challenges
Today, capital markets are essentially borderless. Stock exchanges with physical trading floors have become an anachronism. Electronic transactions are the norm. With the click of a button, Canadian investors can buy and sell securities of foreign companies on foreign stock exchanges. But wh…View the post titled Recent Developments in Securities Class Actions: Pre-Certification Jurisdictional Challenges
Ecojustice and Greenpeace Take Action
On September 12, 2018 Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic and the University of Ottawa partnering with Greenpeace Canada filed a lawsuit to stop Bill 4, the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018. The claim alleges that the government “unlawfully failed” to engage in public consultations over …View the post titled Ecojustice and Greenpeace Take Action
1st Annual Breakfast With Tiffany’s
This morning, Siskinds LLP partner Rasha El-Tawil will be sharing her story and insights on the value of sponsorship and empowering woman advocates at The Advocates’ Society inaugural Breakfast with Tiffany’s networking breakfast for women advocates.View the post titled 1st Annual Breakfast With Tiffany’s
Ontario Superior Court of Justice Sets Aside Provisions of Legislation Cutting Toronto City Council in Half in City of Toronto et al v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 5151.
In July 2018, merely one month into his new role as Ontario Premier, Doug Ford announced his intention to reduce the number of Councillors in the City of Toronto by almost 50%. Bill 5, Better Local Government Act (“Bill 5”), which received Royal Assent on August 14, 2018, reduced the number …View the post titled Ontario Superior Court of Justice Sets Aside Provisions of Legislation Cutting Toronto City Council in Half in City of Toronto et al v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 5151.
Goodbye, Backlogs; Hello, Agency Class Actions
Government agencies across Canada are struggling to process a growing backlog of claims. Few agencies are immune. In April 2018, an independent review concluded that Canada’s refugee determination system is dealing with a surge in claims that it is ill-equipped to manage. In December 2017, t…View the post titled Goodbye, Backlogs; Hello, Agency Class Actions
Changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)
A change has occurred this year in Ontario which impacts the delivery of child welfare services to children, youth and families. The Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) came into force on April 30, 2018, with Part X scheduled to come into force in January 2020. The Child, Youth and …View the post titled Changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)
New Fisheries Minister’s Mandate to Advance Bill C-68 – the reform of the Fisheries Act
On August 28, 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau issued a fresh mandate letter to Canada’s new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, who was appointed on July 18, 2018. The minster is directed to implement and develop the Oceans Protection Pl…View the post titled New Fisheries Minister’s Mandate to Advance Bill C-68 – the reform of the Fisheries Act
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