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Published on: 8 Jul 2020 By

Update: Realtors, treat yourselves fairly

In our previous blog post titled “Realtors, treat yourselves fairly”, we discussed Bill 145, Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019, which would provide realtors with the ability to incorporate a professional real estate corporation. Bill 145 received Royal Assent and has been made into law…

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Published on: 7 Jul 2020 By

Is it time to update the financial statements in your franchise disclosure document?

Financial Statement Requirements for Disclosure Documents Franchise legislation in Canada (currently in the provinces of BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) contains a requirement that franchisors include financial statements for their most recently completed fiscal year. …

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Published on: 30 Jun 2020 By

Direct Sales in Canada: Understanding Not For Resale myths

The Not For Resale (“NFR”) distribution entry model to the Canadian market is acutely misunderstood. This discussion will outline the top 3 NFR “myths”, and explore potential legal risks multi-level marketing (“MLM”) businesses face.  NFR is a Canadian Importation Rule Not For Re…

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Published on: 2 Jun 2020 By

Tŝilhqot’in Nation wins 30-year battle

On May 14, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada (“Supreme Court”) dismissed Taseko Mines Limited’s (“Taseko Mines”) application for leave to appeal a decision of the federal court of appeal. The decision of the Supreme Court resulted in the refusal of the approval for Taseko Mines $1.5-billion d…

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Published on: 29 May 2020 By

Physicians and dentists: The process of incorporating a professional practice

Physicians and dentists in Ontario are permitted to incorporate a professional corporation through which they may practice their profession. There are significant benefits associated with incorporating, and most professionals choose to take advantage of these benefits by establishing a medic…

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Published on: 25 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 6: Professional practice law and running a practice virtually

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: 19 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 5: Corporate law and conducting business during the pandemic

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: 15 May 2020 By

Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19

Note: This post has been updated to reflect additional notices issued by CIPO, mostly recently on June 30, 2020, each which further extended the previously announced extension. As Canada responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has taken the drastic…

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Published on: 15 May 2020 By

Bill 190, the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act

On May 12, 2020, Ontario’s declaration of emergency was extended until June 2nd, with the goal of ensuring the province’s ability to maintain the necessary tools and healthcare capacities to contain COVID-19 while businesses and the economy gradually reopen. On the same day, Bill 190, or the…

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Published on: 13 May 2020 By

Data breach – Frequently asked questions

Cybersecurity incidents are serious events that need to be addressed immediately. Our experience has shown us that dealing with issues such as consumer and regulator notifications, fines, and insurance need to be tackled as soon as possible. Below are general answers to frequently asked ques…

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