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Supreme Court endorses freedom of contract in finding commercial restrictive covenants valid
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • September 13 2013

This week's decision from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in the case of Yannick Payette et al. and Guay Inc. has confirmed that restrictive

Most equity partners in partnerships are not employees
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • June 3 2014

On May 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the "Court") found that Mr. McCormick, a partner with an ownership stake in a law firm, was not an

OSC consultation paper on women on boards and in senior management
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • September 5 2013

On July 30, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published a consultation paper (the Consultation Paper) on advancing the representation of

Unprecedented fine for criminal negligence: Court of Appeal reserves judgment in Metron sentence appeal
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2013

As regular readers will know, Metron Construction Corporation became the first corporation in Ontario to be convicted under the Criminal Code, as

Bill 14 amending the Charter of French language: the implications for Québec SMEs
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 5 2013

On December 5, 2012, the National Assembly of Québec introduced Bill 14, an Act to amend the Charter of the French language, the Charter of

ONCA: $750,000 fine under Bill C-45
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • September 25 2013

In R. V. Metron Construction Corporation ("Metron"), the Ontario Court of Appeal said that a $200,000 fine for criminal negligence by a construction

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance releases its 2013 Executive Compensation Principles
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 4 2013

On December 17, 2012, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance ("CCGG") released its 2013 Executive Compensation Principles, refining and updating

Company convicted of OHSA charges after criminal negligence charges withdrawn in fatality
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • July 31 2013

A crane rental company has been convicted of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and fined, after criminal negligence charges

Doing business in Alberta 2013
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2013

Except where otherwise noted, this paper is current as of November 2013 and provides preliminary information on Canadian and Alberta legal matters to

BYOD & the board of directors part one: a risk to reckon with?
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • March 24 2013

The information security concerns relating to employees using their own devices for work (such as smart phones, netbooks and laptops) are a hot topic