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03 May 2023
Why due diligence is crucial when purchasing commercial properties
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There are a host of unknown obligations that can pop up when buying a commercial property. To combat these issues, and in addition to due diligence completed by your legal team, there is always the option of title insurance to fill in the gaps. Unfortunately, title insurance is not always enough to deal with some of the more complex issues that are now arising.

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27 April 2023
Investigations initiated regarding the importation of certain wind towers into Canada
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On April 24, 2023, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an inquiry to determine whether certain wind turbine towers from China are being sold at unfair prices in Canada and whether these goods are being subsidized, contrary to Canadian law and World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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21 April 2023
New Federal Regulation Banning Single-Use Plastics: What you need to know for the next few years
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On December 20, 2022, the Minister of the Environment’s Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations officially came into force in Canada. To allow businesses to adapt to the changes, several provisions of these broad regulations will be phased in by December 20, 2025. Any business that manufactures, imports, or sells (including for free) any of the six single-use plastic items listed below is subject to the Regulation.

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20 April 2023
Strengthening of business practices regarding child and forced labour
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Bill S-211 designated to tackle child and forced labor will likely be passed in 2023 federal budget and enacted as early as January 1, 2024.

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04 April 2023
Private Issuers: Raising Capital to Expand Your Business
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Fonder son entreprise peut s’avérer coûteux. Une fois que les entrepreneurs ont investi leurs capitaux propres dans leur entreprise, ils recherchent souvent d’autres sources de financement. Toutefois, avant d’entamer ce processus, les propriétaires de petites entreprises doivent avoir connaissance des lois et règlements visant à protéger les investisseurs.

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09 February 2023
Changes in the interpretation of the Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings
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This judgment better protects all buyers of new homes in Quebec in the event of their contractor’s bankruptcy or non-performance of their contractor’s obligations.

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07 February 2023
What Canadian companies should know about the benefits and advantages of the Rules of Origin and International Trade
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Here are the main rules of origin that Canadian companies need to know in order to take advantage of preferential trade agreements.

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16 January 2023
Non-Canadians prevented from buying residential real-estate for two years
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A new act prohibits non-Canadians from purchasing, directly or indirectly residential real estate in Canada for a period of two years.

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14 December 2022
The holiday party organized by employees – implications for the employer?
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If employees are taking the initiative to organize their own office holiday party, what are the employer’s responsibilities?

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02 December 2022
The Return of the Holiday Party – Shining a Light on Your Responsibilities
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While holding a holiday party can have a unifying effect, any slippage that occurs can have the opposite effect. What are the employer responsabilities?

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25 November 2022
Continuity: Why Estate Planning is Good for Business?
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Estate planning makes good business sense. Make continuity plans for yourself and your business before it’s too late.

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15 November 2022
Peace River Hydro Partners v. Petrowest Corp. : the Supreme Court of Canada Adopts a Flexible Approach to Stay Applications in Favour of Arbitration in Receivership Context
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A receiver constitutes a party to an arbitration agreement and steps in the shoes of the debtor who had agreed to it. Therefore, a receiver in principle is bound by an arbitration agreement between a debtor and a third-party.

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11 November 2022
Listed issuer financing exemption: an easier way for public companies to raise capital
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Raising capital is about to get a bit easier for public companies.  Starting November 21, 2022, public companies will be able to raise funds under a new prospectus exemption recently announced by the Canadian Securities Administrators.

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16 September 2022
Alberta: Open for Business – Amendments to the Business Corporations Act
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The Alberta government’s recent extensive red tape reduction measures are designed to attract not only investment, but entrepreneurs and innovative businesses to Alberta as part of the government’s Alberta Recovery Plan to grow and diversify the Alberta economy.

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14 September 2022
Does your company disagree with a Canada Border Services Agency decision?
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There is a mechanism you can use to overturn a Canada Border Services Agency decision.

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29 August 2022
How to protect your rights when trial cannot wait: enter the provisional injunction
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Despite its challenges, securing an order for provisional injunction is far from impossible. Here is how to proceed.

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25 July 2022
5 suggestions from the government to reduce administrative burdens on businesses
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These changes would significantly facilitate administrative processes for businesses, thus sparing them from unnecessary costs and delays.

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18 July 2022
Bill 96 – What companies doing business in Quebec need to know
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If you own a corporation doing business in Quebec, employ more than 25 people in that corporation, or finance a corporation with personal property security, the new French language requirements may have an impact on your business operations.

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13 July 2022
The federal government is amending some rules regarding trade remedies. What are the impacts for SMEs and associations in Canada?
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In an effort to make Canada’s trade remedies regime more accessible, the federal government has made amendments to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (CITT Act).

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08 June 2022
What are the impacts of the sanctions on Russia for Canadian companies?
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If you or your company has business ties with someone on Canada’s Russia Sanctions List, keep in mind that Canada’s economic sanctions could apply to you as well.

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