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12 Nov

Episode 6 – Return of the Secured Creditors

Monday, November 12, 2018Jonathan WigleyLitigation, Bankruptcy and InsolvencyExcise Tax Act, HST, GST

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Callidus Capital has struck back against what some call the evil empire aka CRA. In a unanimous decision on November 8th the Supreme Court of Canada allowed...

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2 Oct

A Primer on Ontario’s New Cannabis Legislation

Tuesday, October 2, 2018Jonathan James NehmetallahLitigation, CannabisAlcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, Compliance, Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, Marijuana, Cannabis Laws, Ontario

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On September 27, 2018, the Ontario government tabled Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 (the “Act”). The Act contains four schedules and...

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27 Sep

Ontario Legislature Tabling New Cannabis Retail Framework Legislation

Thursday, September 27, 2018Jonathan James NehmetallahLitigation, CannabisMarijuana, Ontario, Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, Compliance

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On September 26, 2018 Attorney General and the Minister of Finance released highly anticipated information regarding the proposed legislation on private cannabis...

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19 Jul

Constructive Construction – Serious Legal Changes

Thursday, July 19, 2018Jonathan WigleyLitigation, Construction LawConstruction , Education, Liens, Building

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Sweeping reforms to the Construction Lien Act received Royal Assent in December 2017. The law of construction liens and payments has been modernized and updated and a...

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21 Jun

Social Clubs with Share Capital and the ONCA

Thursday, June 21, 2018Clifford S. GoldfarbBusiness Law, Ontario Corporations Act, Non-Profit and Charities, Corporate LawSocial Clubs

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Transition Requirements for Share Capital Social Clubs Under the Ontario Corporations Act on Proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

There are 148 share capital social clubs currently in existence in the province of Ontario[1]. These are non-profit companies with...

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21 Jun

Social Clubs with Share Capital and the ONCA

Thursday, June 21, 2018Clifford S. GoldfarbOntario Corporations Act, Non-Profit and CharitiesOntario

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Transition Requirements for Share Capital Social Clubs Under the Ontario Corporations Act on Proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010. There are...

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30 May

Is Contract Law Changing?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018Jonathan WigleyLitigation, Limitations, Contracts, EquityExtensions, Forbearance

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Enone Rosas is a lucky lady. First, Ms. Rosas moved to Canada from the Philippines in 1990 and became friends with Mr. and Mrs. Toca. Positive luck but it gets better...

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21 Mar

Need an Uber? Yes - to the Netherlands

Wednesday, March 21, 2018Scott GfellerLitigation, Employment Law, Employment Standards Act, Class ActionsUber, UberEats

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Uber is certainly no stranger to Canadian court rooms. In its latest tussle, a $400 million dollar proposed class action in Ontario by Uber “drivers” alleging they are employees of Uber and... 

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27 Feb

Coming soon to a backyard near you???

Tuesday, February 27, 2018Anna HusaLitigationToronto, Backyard Chickens, Toronto Politics

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“Locally-sourced food” is taking on new meaning in the City of Toronto.

Late last year, City council approved a backyard chicken pilot project which will allow residents in four ward...

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20 Feb

The other side of MeToo

Tuesday, February 20, 2018Stephen A. ThieleLitigationDefamation

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The #MeToo movement has started a revolution. No longer are women, in particular, afraid to speak about incidents in which they have...

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27 Dec

So you’re in Special Credit – Can you sue?

Wednesday, December 27, 2017Jonathan WigleyLitigationInsolvency, Collections, Lending, Loans, Banking, Recovery

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Deciding not to advance any more money and shifting a debtor’s account into the...

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19 Dec

Now in Effect: Amendments to Ontario Charities and Not-For-Profit Laws

Tuesday, December 19, 2017Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. ParksNon-Profit and Charities, Corporate Law

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On November 14, 2017, Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 ("Act"), received Royal Assent. The Act brings much needed reform to the...

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5 Dec

Advertisers Beware

Tuesday, December 5, 2017James CookLitigationSmall Claims Court, Ontario, Advertising

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How much is your physical image worth if it is used in an advertisement without your permission? A recent decision of the Ontario Superior of Justice (Ottawa Small Claims Court) addressed this...

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