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Pet Valu a franchisor’s ability to settle commercial issues with individual franchisees while under the shadow of a class action
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 14 2011

In his June 21, 2011, decision in the 1250264 Ontario Inc. v. Pet Valu Canada Inc. class action Justice Strathy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied franchisor Pet Valu Canada Inc. (Pet Valu)’s motion for a declaration that releases between it and certain of its franchisees were enforceable.


Franchising in Québec - commercial advertising in accordance with the Charter of the French language
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 7 2010

Interpreting the Charter of the French language (the Charter) can sometimes be a problem for franchisors who wish to advertise their products in the Province of Québec.


Inadvertent subordination under the PPSA
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • September 23 2010

Section 38 of the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (the "Act") contains an exception to the general priority scheme of the Act.


Ontario Power Authority finalizes price for micro-scale ground-mounted solar PV projects and precludes “commercial aggregators” from microFIT program
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2010

On August 13, 2010, following the completion of its 30-day consultation period with respect to the proposed change to the pricing for ground-mounted solar PV projects up to 10 kilowatts in size, the Ontario Power Authority announced amended and finalized new pricing and introduced other new changes to the microFIT Program, which among other changes prevents "commercial aggregators" from participating in the microFIT Program.


Federal Court of Appeal allows GAAR appeal in Lehigh
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 19 2010

On May 17, 2010, the Federal Court of Appeal delivered its unanimous decision, allowing the taxpayer's appeal in Lehigh Cement Limited.


Franchisors “doing business in Quebec” must translate websites into French
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 12 2009

The Charter of the French Language (Québec) (Charter) establishes French as the official language of Québec and governs the use of the French language in a broad range of activities.


Doing business in Québec
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 31 2009

Québec’s distinct language, culture and legal system present unique challenges for foreign entities considering doing business in Canada’s second largest province.


Canada proposes to curb spamming, phishing and address harvesting activities
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 2 2009

When the first spam email was sent on May 1, 1978 no one could have predicted that, thirty years later, approximately 70 of all email sent globally was spam.


Will courts uphold express notice provisions for the termination of distribution agreements?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2009

Distribution agreements often contain clauses that dictate the notice period required for their termination.


Minister approves first phase of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Diversion Program
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 21 2008

Phase 1 of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Diversion Program (the Program) from Waste Diversion Ontario received approval from the Minister of the Environment on July 9, 2008 after a 30-day public consultation period.