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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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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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