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Bill C-78 – The Long-awaited Overhaul of the Federal Divorce Act

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Overview Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and ...
Sep 6, 2019
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Second Lottery for Ontario Cannabis Retail Stores - What are the Rules and Strategies for Success?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On July 3, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it was moving to the next phase of its plan to license cannabis retail stores within ...
Aug 6, 2019
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Senate Report Urges Action On Open Banking

Torkin Manes LegalPoint In June 2019, the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (the “Committee”) released its report on open banking, entitled...
Jul 25, 2019
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Diversity and Inclusion Policies in the Workplace

E-Alert In the modern workplace, the role of human resources (HR) professionals is now, more than ever, complicated and varied. From ensuring the organization...
Jul 12, 2019
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Court of Appeal Affirms “Cap” of Twenty-Four Months absent exceptional circumstances

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On June 19, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada.  One of the issues in th...
Jun 21, 2019
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Province of Ontario Introduces New Legislation to Cap Public Sector Wages

E-Alert The Ontario Government has introduced new legislation that is entitled Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 20...
Jun 6, 2019
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Nude Video Chats Are Voyeurism

Torkin Manes LegalPoint In a recent criminal case two people were involved in a long distance romantic relationship and they engaged in intimate webcam video chat. Both peopl...
May 30, 2019
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Enforcing Restrictive Covenants: The StressCrete Case

Torkin Manes LegalPoint In Canada, restrictive covenants in employment agreements can be very difficult to enforce, particularly by way of injunctive relief. This is often be...
May 14, 2019
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Medical Cannabis and Safety Sensitive Work

Provincial and Federal Human Rights legislation requires that an employer accommodate an employee's medical condition to the point of "undue hardship"...
May 3, 2019
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The Ontario Government Eliminates Certain Ministry of Labour Approvals

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Ontario Government has passed Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 which amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the &l...
Apr 8, 2019
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Reflections on the 2019 Federal Budget from the Perspective of Charities and Non-Profits

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Much has been written about the Federal Budget (Budget) tabled by the Department of Finance (Canada) on March 19, 2019 and its impact on charities and...
Mar 29, 2019
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Highlights of Canadian Federal 2019 Budget

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On March 19, 2019, the Department of Finance (Canada) tabled a budget (the “Budget”) in anticipation of its upcoming fall election. Given ...
Mar 20, 2019
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Harassment is Not a Tort – Good News for Employers

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On March 15, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Merrifield v. The Attorney General of Canada.  The Court’s decision...
Mar 18, 2019
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Public Policy Advocacy Activities of Charities: New Developments in 2019

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Over the past few months there have been some exciting developments for Canadian registered charities in terms of their ability to engage in advocacy ...
Mar 18, 2019
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WSIB’s New Policy On Medical Cannabis Will Be In Effect From March 1, 2019

E-Alert The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has issued a policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes which will come into effect on March 1, 2019.&nbs...
Feb 20, 2019
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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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