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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
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Update From the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Last week, we wrote an article about key regulatory considerations for charities and non-profits arising from COVID-19, and noted that not much inform...
Mar 23, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 and Tax Filing and Payment Due Dates

Kay Leung and Ted Citrome As a response to the pressure and hardship experienced by Canadian taxpayers during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Canada has announced an e...
Mar 20, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Province of Ontario introduces amendments to the Employment Standards Act to protect workers during the COVID-19 crises

Irv Kleiner and Daniel Pugen The Federal and Provincial Governments continue to respond to the COVID-19 crises that has affected Ontarians. Changes in legislation, policies, and r...
Mar 20, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Regulatory Considerations for Charities and Non-Profits

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby In recent weeks, we have been helping many of our clients navigate the extraordinary and often urgent challenges that they are facing in their day-to-...
Mar 20, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Insurance Considerations: Business Interruption and Other Indemnity Opportunities

Cody F. Dolgay The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving hourly. At present, Ontario is in a state of emergency, and it is likely that most Provinces will follow suit. Extre...
Mar 19, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Province of Ontario declares an emergency as a result of COVID-19

Irv Kleiner The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is declaring a state of emergency under section 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Pro...
Mar 19, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Doctrine of Frustration

Glen Eddie In the event that your contract does not have a force majeure clause, you may still be able to rely on the doctrine of frustration if the COVID-19 pan...
Mar 18, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update – Proposed Provincial Legislation: Job-Protected Leave

Gillian Howe On March 16, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, announced that the Provincial Government intends to ...
Mar 16, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses

Glen Eddie With COVID-19 being top of mind for everyone, it is important to understand how this affects contractual rights and obligations under an agreement. Th...
Mar 16, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update: Quarantine and EI Benefits

Peter C. Straszynski The Federal Government has taken steps to change the Employment Insurance (“EI”) rules for those employees who are required to self-quarantine on acco...
Mar 16, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 and the Workplace: FAQ

Peter C. Straszynski Employers are increasingly facing questions and decisions surrounding the possibility of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting their workplace.
Mar 5, 2020
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