Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
On October 28, 2021, Bill 19 – 2021: Societies Amendment Act, 2021 ("Bill 19") received royal assent in British Columbia, introducing amendments to the Societies Act (British Columbia) (the "Act").
Since 2019, the Court has seen a steady stream of motions for summary judgement or summary trial in the context of patent infringement actions.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
British Columbia Financial Services Authority (BCSFA) wants to impose mandatory reporting requirements on financial institutions that experience information security incidents...
Welcome back to our Interest Rates Watch series, developed to provide timely updates and practical advice on developments related to interest rates and benchmarks on a regular basis.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Last week, the Bank of Canada (the BoC) and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released their joint final report on their pilot climate scenario analysis project...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On January 14, 2022, the Bank of Canada ("BoC") and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions ("OSFI") published Using Scenario Analysis to Assess Climate Transition Risk,...
On November 20, 2021, long-awaited amendments to the Wage Earner Protection Program ("WEPP") came into force. The amendments are a welcome change to WEPP and will close some of the remaining gaps...
Watson Goepel LLP
Let's face it, making an estate plan is probably not the activity on the top of your to-do list. Most Canadians do not have a valid will.
A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal affirms that summary dismissal of an action against a municipality is appropriate where the plaintiff has failed to provide timely notice without reasonable excuse.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The much-anticipated appeal decision in Pyrrha Design Inc. v. Plum and Posey Inc., 2022 FCA 7, gives strength to the principle that "the simpler a copyrighted work is...
Clark Wilson LLP
In Oshawa, the plaintiff alleged that on September 14, 2016, she tripped and fell on an uneven Oshawa city sidewalk.
Aird & Berlis LLP
In Kobold Corporation v. NCS Multistage Inc., 2021 FC 1437, the Federal Court addressed two often pondered questions in Canadian patent law: can the court decide the construction of a patent's claims before trial, and when can a prior user rely on a prior use defence to infringement?
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Following our article of July 26, 2021, Applicants are reminded that changes to Canadian Patent Rules ("Rules") are expected in 2022.
A purchase option in a franchise agreement consists of a contractual clause stipulating that, under certain circumstances described in the agreement, the franchisor has the right, but not the obligation, to acquire the business or assets of its franchisee at a price and under conditions stipulated in the clause.
In December 2021, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (the "PMPRB") and the Minister of Health issued two updates regarding the Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations (the "Amendments") and the new PMPRB Guidelines (the "New Guidelines").
After much anticipation in the industry, the regulatory amendments restoring access to restricted drugs under Health Canada's Special Access Program (the "SAP") finally came into force.
On December 17, 2021, in Association de médiation familiale du Québec v. Bouvier, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the exception to settlement privilege that allows communications that would otherwise be privileged...
The Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") has recently announced that the proposed beneficial ownership reporting requirements for trusts will not be part of the 2021 T3 trust reporting requirements.
Effective January 2022, the City of Burlington is the eighth municipality in Ontario to operate a lobbyist registry, joining Toronto, Peel Region, Ottawa, Brampton, Hamilton, Vaughan, and Collingwood.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
We have written a lot about defamation cases on this blog and the pre-trial disposition of defamation actions under section 137.1 of Ontario's Courts of Justice Act.