Special report: Canada – Change of emphasis

12-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Life in Canada is getting harder for firms as commodities prices fall and work volumes slow


Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

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Raft of North American giants advise as Burger King takes $11.4bn bite into Tim Hortons

26-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz are among the firms lined up to advise on Burger King’s $11.4bn (£6.9bn) acquisition of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. 

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Investor giant Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan appoints Davis as new general counsel

1-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Jeff Davis as its general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice-president of corporate affairs.


Why Allen & Overy (sort of) changed its mind on Canada

17-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Allen & Overy (A&O) put a Canada launch on the back burner in 2011, choosing instead to focus on Australia. A&O’s future Toronto head reveals what was behind the change of heart.

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Posting of standard operating procedure was not enough: OLRB refuses to suspend inspector’s training order download subscription

Dentons 27-Feb-2015

Employers often post new procedures in the workplace without providing formal training. A recent decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board suggests that for some procedures posting is not enough; rather, training is required.

Ontario subsequent mortgagee loses priority for fraudulent prior discharge download subscription

Dentons 20-Feb-2015

In CIBC Mortgages Inc the court considered applications from competing mortgagees to a property where the first charge had been discharged by fraud and subsequent mortgages were obtained.

The OSC's proposed whistleblower program download subscription

Dentons 19-Feb-2015

The OSC proposed a whistleblower program aimed at encouraging individuals with high-quality information regarding serious misconduct to come forward.

Having an active joint health and safety committee can help employers defend against OHSA charges, court decision suggests download subscription

Dentons 18-Feb-2015

An Ontario court has dismissed charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after two incidents that the joint health and safety committeee did not identify as posing a “high priority” safety concern.

LMIA exempt work permit applications – new procedure download subscription

Dentons 17-Feb-2015

From 21 February there will be changes to the Canadian work permit application process.

Rules of professional conduct: it's cold outside! download subscription

Dentons 17-Feb-2015

It was so cold when I got up yesterday, but there was at least one thing I didn’t need anyone to tell me to cover up. That’s because the Rules of Professional Conduct oblige me to do so. 

A definitive ruling on the issue of without-cause terminations under the Canada Labour Code download subscription

Dentons 16-Feb-2015

The Federal Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that without-cause dismissals are not automatically deemed to be “unjust” under the provisions of the Canada Labour Code.

‘If you think your salary is low…’: employer’s presentation was ‘offensive, distasteful and inappropriate as a motivational tool’, but not illegal download subscription

Dentons 13-Feb-2015

An adjudicator has criticised an employer’s motivational presentation as “offensive, distasteful and inappropriate as a motivational tool”, but found that it was not illegal. 

Balancing life’s responsibilities: Canadian human rights developments in the accommodation of family status download subscription

Dentons 13-Feb-2015

With an increase in the number of dual-income households in Canada, it is not surprising that employers are facing growing demands from workers for flexible work regimes that allow for the fulfilment of childcare obligations.

Public or government procurement in CETA, the economic and trade agreement between Canada and the EU download subscription

NCTM 12-Feb-2015

The Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement provides a range of measures to make doing business between Canada and the EU easier.

I want what she's getting: favoured nations clauses in entertainment contracts download subscription

Dentons 12-Feb-2015

The “favoured nations” or “most favoured nations” or “MFN” concept/clause, while not omnipresent in entertainment contracts, gets its fair share of use. This post explores its purpose and operation.

Canada’s proposed Secure Air Travel Act download subscription

Dentons 11-Feb-2015

This post examines Part 2 of Bill C-51, known as Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act, which would amend Canada’s approach to its ‘do-not-fly’ list.

Two new judges appointed to Tax Court of Canada download subscription

Dentons 9-Feb-2015

The Hon Peter MacKay, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, has made two appointments.

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