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Judge bars Ontario father from matrimonial home for failing to take COVID-19 risk seriously

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post An Ontario man has effectively been barred from his matrimonial home after a family law judge found that he was not taking the risks that COVID-19 pos...
Apr 7, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 and “Business Interruption" Insurance Coverage—What you Need to Know

Cody F. Dolgay, Marco P. Falco and Christopher Valente As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, businesses are looking to insurers to bear the risk of unprecedented financial losses.
Apr 7, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update For Non-Profits

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Non-profit organizations are a category of tax exempt entities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) (ITA), distinct from registered charities. A non-prof...
Apr 6, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cybersecurity in the time of pandemic

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer As we hunker down in our home offices and try to protect ourselves from the ravages of COVID-19, it is worth remembering that, in addition to the thre...
Apr 6, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Emergency Measures in Retirement Homes

Irv Kleiner and Daniel Pugen Following up on other recent Orders that were applicable to hospitals and long-term care facilities, the Government has now issued an Order that is al...
Apr 6, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Extensions Granted to Federal Not-For-Profit Corporations to File Their Annual Corporate Returns – Ontario Aligned with Canada Revenue Agency

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Corporations Canada has issued another notice, this time announcing extensions for the filing of annual corporate returns by federal not-for-profit co...
Apr 3, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Post-Separation Parenting in the Wake of COVID-19

Justyna A. Waxman To say that the outbreak of COVID-19 has created confusion and uncertainty for many family law clients, many of whom were already struggling with the ...
Apr 3, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Federal Government Relief Programs

Aaron Swartzman and Vlad Mihaescu The Canadian federal government has set up several relief programs to assist businesses and their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is an ou...
Apr 2, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Meetings of Federal and Ontario
 Not-For-Profit Corporations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby In recent weeks, many of our clients have been asking how they can hold their directors’ and members’ meetings, particularly their annual general memb...
Apr 1, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New Emergency Powers for Long-Term Care Homes Have Arrived Not a Minute Too Soon

Lisa Corrente and David M. Golden The global COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a time of angst and uncertainty for everyone. However, one certainty which we have learned since the outbr...
Mar 31, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Public Guardian and Trustee Provides Relief for Charities in Ontario

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario (PGT) has released new temporary guidelines for charities to assist them during the current c...
Mar 31, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Family Law Financial Implications of COVID-19

Adam N. Black The impact of COVID-19 is unquestionably far-reaching. For many individuals, the financial implications are particularly acute. Nearly one million Can...
Mar 30, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update: Suspension of Limitation and Procedural Periods in Ontario and the Construction Act

Gregory D. Hersen With recent changes implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction liens in Ontario no longer expire in the ordinary course. This will...
Mar 30, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Antiquated technology holding Ontario's justice system back during COVID-19 crisis

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post The unprecedented directive to minimize social contact in an effort to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic is having a significant effect on the Ont...
Mar 30, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health Canada Makes Numerous Cannabis Operational Adjustments to Deal with COVID-19

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu Federally licensed cannabis producers received guidance from Health Canada this week regarding new regulatory measures that will be taken as a result ...
Mar 27, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”)

Peter C. Straszynski On March 24, 2020, the Canadian Government passed Bill C-13, introducing (among other measures in response to COVID-19) the new Canada Emergency Respo...
Mar 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Job-Protected Leave and Financial Support for Employees Unable to Work due to COVID-19 School and Daycare Closures

Lisa Corrente On March 12, 2020, amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario confirmed that it was closing schools for three weeks through to April 5, 2020. Days la...
Mar 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Peace of Mind During COVID-19

Risa Awerbuck, Daniel J. Stober, Craig Vander Zee, Tanisha Tulloch and Barry S. Arbus, QC We hope that you, your family and your loved ones are doing well and staying healthy during these challenging times.
Mar 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Its Impact on Real Estate Transactions

Over the past few weeks and particularly over the last few days, our commercial real estate lawyers have been communicating with our clients and indus...
Mar 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Changes to Civil Procedure and Administration in Light of COVID-19

James A. Round The word “unprecedented” has taken on a new meaning in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the Provincial government, the b...
Mar 24, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New Developments in Ontario Health Care due to COVID-19

Irv Kleiner Province of Ontario Suspends Collective Agreement Provisions in Hospital and Long Term Care Sector As a result of the state of emergency that was ...
Mar 24, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cannabis Retail and COVID-19

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu Both the Ontario and Quebec governments have issued orders to suspend and close all non-essential business operations in their respective provinces. T...
Mar 24, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Performing Contracts Honestly: Why it Matters Now More than Ever

Marco P. Falco COVID-19 has had a monumental effect on contractual relations in the past months. Its reach has been expansive, affecting commercial, consumer and ins...
Mar 24, 2020
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