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The benefits and risks of outsourcing

Canada - April 6 2010 Outsourcing refers to the transfer of a business activity or function from a clientcustomer to a local or foreign third-party service provider

Proxy Access in Canada -- Another US Corporate Law Practice Makes Its Way Up North

Canada, USA - May 17 2017 An old debate in corporate law is about the role, and control, of shareholders over the managers of their companies. Some romanticise this notion and

Charging management fees or administration fees to tenants under a net or carefree lease

Canada - November 13 2012 In most commercial leases the gross rent payable by a tenant to a landlord has a number of components including the basic rent, a share of realty taxes and a share of operating costs (sometimes called common area maintenance (or CAM) costs

Enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants in British Columbia

Canada - August 8 2011 The enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants in employment agreements often arises as an issue for employers following the departure of an employee who engages in a competitive business enterprise

Can an employer waive the employee's notice of resignation without paying any indemnity? - the Québec Court of Appeal says it can

Canada - May 7 2013 The employer's duty to provide reasonable notice when terminating an employee without cause has its legal counterpart in the employee

‘Trick or Tweak' - Proposed Relaxation of Foreign Ownership Restrictions

Canada - May 17 2017 The Federal Government gave first reading on May 16, 2017 to Bill C-49, an Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (the “CTA”) and other acts

Proxy Access in Canada -- Another US Corporate Law Practice Makes Its Way Up North

Canada, USA - May 17 2017 An old debate in corporate law is about the role, and control, of shareholders over the managers of their companies. Some romanticise this notion and

Bill C-49: Government of Canada Proposes to Amend the Canada Transportation Act

Canada - May 17 2017 As we recently projected, the Government of Canada is introducing legislation that will make significant amendments to the Canada Transportation Act

Province of Ontario announces major reforms to the land use planning appeal process

Canada - May 16 2017 On May 16, 2017 the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro and the Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, announced that the province of Ontario will be

The 2017 Ontario Budget - Pensions and Benefits Play a Central Role

Canada - May 11 2017 On April 27, 2017, the Government of Ontario put forward its 2017 Budget and introduced legislation - Bill 127, An Act to implement Budget measures