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Published on: 21 Dec 2021 By ,

Could Siri be an inventor?

You’ve probably asked Siri lots of questions, like “what’s the weather outside?” or “how long do you cook a soft-boiled egg?” But what if Siri was a little more sophisticated? What if you could ask Siri to design something or to improve a process? Imagine you were working on something, say a…

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Published on: 9 Dec 2021 By

The Ontario “right” to disconnect: what should employers do about it?

Bill 27, otherwise known as the Working for Workers Act, 2021, recently received Royal Assent. The bill introduced various amendments to employment legislation in Ontario, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Two changes are attracting the most interest from employers. First, the ES…

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Published on: 8 Dec 2021 By

Top 3 reasons to implement a shareholder agreement

What is a shareholder agreement? Simply put, a shareholder agreement is a contract that is entered into by the shareholders of a corporation, which establishes the rights and obligations of each shareholder to the corporation, and to each other. A shareholder agreement can, and often does, d…

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Published on: 6 Dec 2021 By

Upheld: plaintiffs win common issues trial after 24 years of institutional abuse

In Cavanaugh et al. v. Grenville Christian College et al., 2021 ONCA 755, a unanimous Court of Appeal upheld a decision answering five common issues in the plaintiffs’ favour. This was a resounding win for the class. Class proceedings rarely go to trial. In addition to being a rare common is…

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Published on: 1 Dec 2021 By

As a Canadian permanent resident, can I travel outside Canada without the Permanent Residence Card during COVID-19?

Since March 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (‘IRCC’) have being abstaining from the traditional in-person permanent residence landing appointments to validate Confirmation of Permanent Residence (‘CoPR’). Instead, the IRCC have been completing virtual landing and issuing e…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Associate agreements in a medical, dental, or other professional practice

Many new graduates will decide to enter a medical, dental, or other professional practice by joining an existing practice as an associate.  An associate agreement is an agreement that governs the business relationship between the professional or the corporation that owns the practice (for th…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Canadian border-crossing updates – November 30, 2021

Starting today, November 30, 2021, the following COVID-19 vaccines are accepted by the Government of Canada for international travel in addition to the vaccines that have been recognized earlier this year: Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C); Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells);…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages—punitive and aggravated damages

This article on punitive and aggravated damages is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ as between individuals. The asse…

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