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Alberta energy sector still in limbo as appeals court weighs Impact Assessment Act

By Julius Melnitzer | May 3, 2022 More than 14 months after hearing Alberta’s challenge to the federal government’s Impact Assessment Act, the province’s court of appeal has yet to render a decision, leaving industry players on “pins and needles” over a ruling that could have a major impact on the regulation of Alberta energy […]

Tips for Lawyers: Moving to a New City for Work

By Vanessa Holwell | April 27, 2022 Moving to a new location for work can be an exciting time. The fresh start is often a chance to find the house of your dreams and set it up in the way you desire. However, moving comes with challenges and stresses, from picking out a home to […]

Ontario quick off mark with iGaming

By Julius Melnitzer | April 25, 2022 By all accounts, Ontario got it right when it became the first province to open its Internet gaming market to the private sector on April 4. “The government should be commended for its commitment, especially because of the noise from some people opposing the move,” said Cameron MacDonald, […]

Legal decisions on mandatory coronavirus vaccination policies favouring employers

By Julius Melnitzer | April 12, 2022 As arbitral decisions relating to the reasonableness of mandatory coronavirus vaccination policies emerge, employers have clearly gained the upper hand. “The overall box score shows that, for the most part, arbitrators have upheld mandatory vaccination policies as reasonable,” said George Vassos, a labour and employment partner at Littler […]

Oil producers optimistic about deal with Enbridge over Mainline pipeline access

Enbridge says that at this point, two options are under consideration Optimism is growing that Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and producers and shippers of Canadian oil will reach a negotiated settlement on how shippers will pay to send crude on Enbridge’s Mainline system, Canada’s key export pipeline, over the next decade. “I think we’re looking at […]

Virtual proceedings: Here to stay but the devil in the details

By Julius Melnitzer | April 2, 2022 With the announcement that Ontario’s family lawyers will return in person to the Superior Court of Justice in April for parts of the divorce process, there’s a growing sense that things are returning to normal — or at least the “new normal.” The problem is, as recent statistics […]

In the push to net-zero, Scope 3 emissions are increasingly on the radar. Here’s why they put companies in a tricky spot

By Julius Melnitzer | March 29, 2022 Pressure to pursue climate-change strategies that address Scope 3 emissions — those generated not through operations but across the value chain — is mounting on Canadian companies, despite challenges posed by a lack of regulatory guidance and the breadth of the category itself. “Investors’ focus is gradually shifting […]

Ontario judge cautions FSRA in certification of Brewers Retail pension class action

In certifying a pension class action by Brewers Retail Inc., an Ontario Superior Court judge denounced the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario for defying a decision of its predecessor, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Justice Ed Morgan certified the class on Feb. 10, 2022, setting the stage for a settlement approval hearing. In […]’s Top 10 business decisions of 2021, Part II – – – and the law firm players

Welcome to our third annual list of the Top 10 business decisions in Canada. This is the second of a two-part series, and features the top five cases in ascending order. Cases ranked 6-10 can be found here. By Julius Melnitzer | March10, 2022 5. 6362222 CANADA INC. v. PRELCO INC. (SCC) Law Firms: Borden […]

Picture of top 10 trophy’s Top 10 business decisions of 2021, Part I – – – and the law firm players

Welcome to our third annual ranking of the Top 10 business decisions in Canada. This is the first of a two-part series, which begins below with the cases ranked 6-10, in ascending order. The top five cases, found in Part II, are here. By Julius Melnitzer | March 7, 2022 10. Sahlaoui v. 2330-2029 Quebec […]

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