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Montreal

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

Toronto

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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DLA Piper plants flag in Canada through merger with Davis

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis.

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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.

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Canada: $1m penalty issued under anti-spam law download subscription

Dentons 6-Mar-2015

Compu-Finder did not have consent to send commercial emails promoting management and professional development training courses to businesses.

Update on changes to WHMIS requirements and transition period download subscription

Dentons 5-Mar-2015

Work Safe Alberta has released an Occupational Health and Safety bulletin to assist Alberta employers and workers understand the impact of the recent amendments to the federal WHMIS legislation.

Constructor made mistake of law, not fact: convicted of OHSA charge download subscription

Dentons 4-Mar-2015

A constructor that argued the ‘mistake of fact’ due diligence defence was instead found to have made a ‘mistake of law’ and was convicted of a charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Welcome tax measures announced at the PDAC 2015 Convention download subscription

Dentons 4-Mar-2015

The Federal Minister of Finance announced certain proposals aimed at bolstering Canada’s junior mining industry.

Aguas v State of New Jersey: new test for supervisory sexual harassment download subscription

Dentons 3-Mar-2015

The New Jersey Supreme Court refines ‘Toys ‘R’ Us’ standard and adopts the Ellerth/Faragher test for supervisory sexual harassment.

Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA and professionals group breakfast seminar download subscription

Dentons 2-Mar-2015

CRA representatives provided an update on two topics: 1) online CRA e-services, and 2) Regulation 102 and Regulation 105 waivers for non-residents.

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.

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