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Ontario Human Rights Commission on Vaccination Exemptions: “Personal Preferences” and “Singular Beliefs” Against Vaccination not Protected by Human Rights Legislation

Peter C. Straszynski In past articles, we have emphasized that mandatory vaccination policies in the workplace are generally permissible, subject to legitimate objections ...
Sep 22, 2021
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Open Toronto Businesses Must Have a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Peter C. Straszynski Many of our clients have been inquiring about the implementation of workplace vaccination policies.
Aug 27, 2021
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Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act – Transition and Next Steps

Linda J. Godel and Alexandra Zavalunov As we reported last week, the Ontario government announced that, after almost 11 years, the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is finally ...
Aug 24, 2021
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Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act is Finally Coming into Force!

Linda J. Godel The Ontario government announced today that the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is being proclaimed into force effective October 19, 20...
Aug 17, 2021
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Privacy in Civil Sexual Assault Cases

Loretta P. Merritt Privacy is often, but not always, a concern to plaintiffs in civil sexual assault cases. This article will discuss keeping the plaintiff’s identity co...
Aug 13, 2021
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Important Changes for Ontario Business Corporations Take Effect on July 5, 2021

Michael J. Hanley Effective Monday, July 5, 2021 corporations governed by the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (“OBCA”) will no longer be required to have any Canadi...
Jun 22, 2021
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Potential Franchisors Beware: The Powerful Statutory Rescission Remedy

Matt Maurer and Emily Dubis As a result of the existence of Ontario’s franchise legislation (the concisely named Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “Act”)), fra...
Jun 7, 2021
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The Advancing Oversight and Planning Ontario’s Health System Act, 2021; The Proposed Regulation of Personal Support Workers, Physician Assistants and Behaviour Analysts

Lindsay Kantor Every day, thousands of Ontarians receive vital care from unregulated health care providers including personal support workers (“PSWs”), physician ass...
May 10, 2021
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The 2021 Federal Budget: Impact on the Charitable and Non-Profit Sector

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby On April 19, 2021, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2021 Federal Budget (Budget 2021), which is the first Federal Budget introduced since...
Apr 23, 2021
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Federal Budget 2021: A Summary of Key Measures Affecting Businesses

Ted Citrome and Kay Leung On April 19, 2021, the Government of Canada released its first budget since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic (“Budget 2021”). Overall, this pre-ele...
Apr 20, 2021
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The Amazon Union Organizing Drive – What Canadian Employers Can Learn

Thomas A. Stefanik Everyone has heard of Amazon. It is the second largest private sector employer in the United States, and has built up a considerable presence in Canad...
Apr 20, 2021
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Proposed Amendments to the Subdivision Control Provisions of the Planning Act Introduced in Ontario’s New Red Tape Bill - Finally

Sidney H. Troister, LSM Real estate lawyers across Ontario and the public will be pleased that, on April 15, 2021, the Ontario Government introduced in its new Red Tape Bill ...
Apr 15, 2021
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Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch: Taking Deposits Under the Arthur Wishart Act

Matt Maurer and Taryn Meyer While established franchisors often have years of franchise fees, royalty payments and advertising fund contributions to fund their ongoing operations...
Feb 8, 2021
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Canadian Construction Contracts: Welcome To The New CCDC 2 (2020)

Kayla Kwinter and Ryan Hauk After twelve years with the CCDC 2 (2008) Stipulated Price Contract, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) has now released the new CCD...
Feb 4, 2021
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Meeting Updates for Not-for-Profit Corporations

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Since March of 2020, not-for-profit corporations ("NFP") have faced challenges in holding their annual general meetings ("AGM"), special members’ meet...
Jan 19, 2021
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United States Federal Cannabis Reform on the Horizon

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu Cannabis reform in the United States is poised to progress as the Democrats now control the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the presidency. ...
Jan 7, 2021
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Increased Web Page Accessibility Requirements for Private and Non-Profit Organizations in Ontario Come into Effect in 2021 and AODA Accessibility Report Due Date Extended

Shreya Patel and Cameron McMaster The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) is a legislation designed to ensure that businesses, spaces and workplaces are mo...
Dec 1, 2020
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CSA Publishes Proposed Amendments on Offering Memorandum Disclosure Requirements for Real Estate Activities

James Leech On September 17, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published proposed amendments (“Proposed Amendments”) to National Instrument 45-...
Nov 20, 2020
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Proposed Privacy Bill Introduces Fines and New Requirements for Private Organizations

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Cameron McMaster The Canadian Government’s long awaited overhaul of existing federal private sector privacy legislation finally arrived on November 17, 2020 with the f...
Nov 19, 2020
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Composition of the U.S. Congress and Cannabis Reform

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu On Saturday, November 7, 2020, the U.S. election was decided and, subject to President Trump’s legal challenges to the election, former Vice President...
Nov 10, 2020
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U.S. Election and Legalization of Cannabis in Various States

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu Yesterday the United States presidential election took place, however the final results have not yet been determined and at this point a winner is sti...
Nov 4, 2020
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Cannabis and the U.S. Election

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu With the United States presidential election just days away, American voters are also deciding on the potential future of the legal cannabis industry....
Oct 30, 2020
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If Employees Work Overtime, Employers Must Pay Despite Overtime Policies

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel In a recent class action proceeding which affected 31,000 CIBC customer service employees across Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has rul...
Oct 22, 2020
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Dental Hygienists in Ontario Can Now Legally Treat Their Spouses

Lindsay Kantor As of October 8, 2020, dental hygienists in Ontario can legally treat their spouses as defined by law.
Oct 9, 2020
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