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Ontario Government Auto Insurance Reform

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On January 9, 2019 the Ontario Government issued a news release announcing that it is seeking input on how to make auto insurance more affordable. The...
Jan 14, 2019
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Charities and Political Activities: Changes to the Law are Now in Effect

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The much anticipated changes to the laws that regulate the political activities of Canadian registered charities have now been made. On December 13, 2...
Dec 18, 2018
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Important News for Canadian Charities, Non-Profits and News Organizations

Torkin Manes LegalPoint November has been an eventful month for Canadian charities, non-profits, and news organizations.
Nov 26, 2018
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Ontario Government Overturns Previous Labour Reforms

E-Alert On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 received Royal Assent. Bill 47 repealed almost all of the labour and emp...
Nov 23, 2018
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The Supreme Court of Canada Overturns the Federal Court of Appeal Decision in Callidus Capital: Secured Lenders in Canada can Breathe a Little Easier

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Almost one year ago, in an article entitled “Are Forbearance Agreements on the Endangered Species List?  The Effect of Canada v. Callidus C...
Nov 13, 2018
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More News for Registered Charities on Political Activities

Torkin Manes LegalPoint There continue to be more developments in relation to the political activities of Canadian charities. On October 25, 2018, the Department of Finance (...
Nov 8, 2018
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New Signs Required To Be Posted At Your Workplace Are Now Available

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, requires employers and proprietors to post mandatory signs relating to the prohibitions on smoking and vaping in a c...
Oct 31, 2018
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Retail Cannabis in Ontario - What Will Be Required to Obtain a Retail Store?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Current Landscape in Ontario October 17th, 2018 marked a historic moment for Canada as the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, legalizing recre...
Oct 30, 2018
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Say Goodbye to Bill 148: The New Ontario Government Reverses Labour Reforms

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On October 23, 2018 the Ontario Government introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (the “Open for Business Act”), w...
Oct 25, 2018
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The Problem with Class Actions for Historical Sexual Abuse Cases

Class Proceedings In Ontario, class actions are governed by the Class Proceedings Act[1], (the “CPA”). Class actions allow an individual t...
Oct 22, 2018
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Charities and Political Activities Part III

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The news about charities and the regulation of their political activities continues.
Oct 3, 2018
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The End of Bill 148?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint With the election of a new Government in Ontario, many employers wondered what would become of Bill 148.
Oct 3, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Out-of-court dispute resolution focus of Divorce Act overhaul

A version of this article was originally published in the The Lawyer’s Daily on May 25, 2018.   In the most significant overhaul of the Div...
Jun 12, 2018
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Directors of Ontario-Based Charities – Can They Be Compensated?

Historically, incorporated charities that operate in Ontario have not been permitted to compensate their directors directly or indirectly except in ve...
Jun 12, 2018
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Cannabis Industry Update: Outcome of the Final Vote of the Senate on Bill C-45

On June 7, 2018, Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the “Bill”), had its third and final reading in the Senate and passed with 56 votes in ...
Jun 12, 2018
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Report Recommends that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Change How it Investigates Complaints and Investigative Reports

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...
May 17, 2018
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Government Returns to Pre Bill 148 Public Holiday Pay Formula

As previously reported in November and March, Bill 148, “The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017”, introduced many significant cha...
May 8, 2018
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New Rules for Mandatory Privacy Breach Notification in Canada: What Organizations Need to Know

Background On April 18, 2018, the final regulations  relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under  Canada’s Personal ...
May 1, 2018
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2018 Federal Budget: Update on Status of Foreign Universities

Our February article on the 2018 Federal Budget (Budget) outlined changes to simplify the system that regulates donations to qualifying foreign u...
Apr 11, 2018
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