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Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Charities and Political Activities Part II

Torkin Manes LegalPoint There is more news for Canadian registered charities and the regulation of their political activities. A draft of proposed amendments to the Income Ta...
Sep 21, 2018

Indefinite needs mean indefinite support for disabled adult child, court finds

Special to the National Post Ruling will have significant impact on the future determination of child support and beyond.
Sep 19, 2018

It’s hard to sue a robot: product liability considerations and AI in Canada

Canadian Lawyer Online - IT Girl Column It is now unclear how and if the existing Canadian legal framework will apply to damages or losses resulting from AI use or operation.
Sep 18, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

A Big Win for the Crown - Deemed Trusts Take Priority over Security Interests

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Introduction It was a big win for the Crown in the recent case of Her Majesty The Queen v. The Toronto-Dominion Bank, 2018 FC 538. Mr. Justice Grammon...
Sep 13, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Presumptive Deference to Tribunals on Appeal: When Will the Courts Intervene?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch When the tribunal’s analysis of the language or application of legislation is challenged on appeal, should the Courts nonetheless defer to that analys...
Sep 10, 2018

A Big Win for the Crown — Deemed Trusts Take Priority over Security Interests

Ontario Real Estate Law Developments, Lexis Nexis It was a big win for the Crown in the recent case of Her Majesty The Queen v. The Toronto-Dominion Bank, 2018 FC 538. Mr. Justice Grammond of the Fede...
Sep 7, 2018

Battle over embryo highlights family law's new fertility frontier

Special to the National Post As part of a divorce, the parties disputed what should happen with the remaining embryo. The wife wanted to use it; the husband objected.
Sep 5, 2018

Reluctant Review: The Special Status of Domestic Commercial Arbitration Awards on Appeal

The Advocates’ Quarterly, 2018, Volume 48, pp.455-72 Marco P. Falco has published a paper in this Season’s Advocates’ Quarterly regarding the deference owed to domestic commercial arbitrati...
Aug 31, 2018
Aug 28, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Changing Landscape for Charities and Political Activities

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Much has been written and said recently about the carrying on of political activities by charities, but what does it really mean for charities?
Aug 28, 2018

If you want to keep wealth in the family, be careful how you bequeath it

Special to the National Post Adam Black's latest column in the National Post discusses how the transfer of wealth to an heir must be exercised with caution.
Aug 23, 2018

26 Cannabis Companies Sign Supply Agreements With Province of Ontario Matt Maurer reviews the announcement by the Ontario Cannabis Store that it has entered into supply agreements with 26 federally licensed producers aft...
Aug 21, 2018

The limits of intelligence collection

Canadian Lawyer Online - IT Girl Column A recent decision of the Federal Court has confirmed that, under its existing legislation, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service cannot obtain wa...
Aug 20, 2018

Mandatory staff positions, security clearances under the Cannabis Act

Grow Opportunity Magazine On July 11, 2018, the Cannabis Regulations to support the coming into force of the federal Cannabis Act were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
Aug 17, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

What You Need to Know about the New Construction Act

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The first wave of changes to the Construction Lien Act – now called the Construction Act – have now come into effect. Here is what you nee...
Aug 17, 2018

Report Recommends that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Change How it Investigates Complaints & Investigative Reports

Health Law Matters, Lexis Nexis On April 30, 2018, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care made public Streamlining the Physician Complaints Process in Ontario, a report written in...
Aug 10, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

When is an International Arbitration Award “Binding” for the Purposes of Domestic Enforcement?

Successful parties who engage in international commercial arbitration will inevitably want to have the arbitral award recognized and enforced in Ontar...
Jul 26, 2018

Packaging Prohibitions: A Closer Look at Some Interesting Quirks of the Packaging Regulations Under the Cannabis Act

Everyone knew that the marketing and promotion restrictions on packaging for licensed producers in the recreational market were going to be onerous. T...
Jul 26, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Legal Alert: Release of the Cannabis Regulations

Four new sets of regulations to the newly assented Cannabis Act were released on June 27, 2018, including the Cannabis Regulations, Industrial Hemp Re...
Jul 26, 2018

When a ‘final agreement’ in family law isn’t final at all

Special to the National Post Family law disputes are often lengthy and emotionally wrought, making the individuals involved eager to get them over with. Usually, that comes in the...
Jul 24, 2018

Why the date of separation in a marriage breakup can be a contentious and costly issue in family law

Special to the National Post When it comes time to sort out the issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage, the precise date a couple separates can have significant ramificat...
Jun 26, 2018

Drafting and Negotiating Tenant Allowance Clauses

2018 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference
Jun 21, 2018

No fly zone- new PIPEDA guidance on inappropriate data practices

On May 24, Canada’s federal privacy regulator, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, released a critical interpretation document intended to g...
Jun 21, 2018

All three adult members of polyamorous family deemed child's parents by Newfoundland judge

Special to the National Post In the first decision of its kind in Canada, all three adult members of a polyamorous family have been recognized as parents of a child. Two months ag...
Jun 21, 2018
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