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Ontario Court of Appeal Applies Settled Law on Constructive Dismissal and Signals Change on the Duty to Mitigate
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2017

The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc. is worthy of note for its commentary on a number of legal principles


Why Employers Should “Future Proof” Term Contracts
  • MLT Aikins LLP
  • Canada
  • August 14 2017

In Covenoho v. Pendylum Ltd., 2017 ONCA 284, the Ontario Court of Appeal made a short and significant statement: where a termination clause will


Government of Ontario Issues Financial Services Report Following Red Tape Challenge: Implications for Fintechs
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2017

On August 9, 2017, the Government of Ontario released its report on financial services following the Red Tape Challenge. This report contains a number


SCC Decision Reminds Employers to Draft Termination Clauses with Care
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • August 11 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) recently ruled that a unilateral contract renewal clause was valid, despite its potential to bind one party


Canadian Securities Administrators Provide Guidance on M&A Transactions Involving Material Conflicts of Interest
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 2 2017

The securities regulatory authorities of Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick (the "CSA Members") published a notice (the "Notice") on


Ontario Proposes to Ease Rule Against Payments to Charity Directors
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Canada
  • August 2 2017

Back to all publications On July 10, 2017, the Ontario government published a draft amendment to a regulation under the Ontario Charities Accounting


Further Changes to Ontario's Land Transfer Tax Regime: Trust and Partnership Transparency on the Chopping Block
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2017

When assessing land transfer tax ("LTT") under the Land Transfer Tax Act (Ontario) (the "LTTA"), the Province of Ontario (the "Province") has long


Boards Beware: Regulators Actively Monitoring Related Party Transactions
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2017

On July 27, 2017, staff of the Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick securities regulatory authorities offered guidance on the role of


OSC releases long-awaited decision in Sino-Forest case
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2017

Six years after short seller Muddy Waters issued a report damning Sino-Forest Corporation as a fraud and a Ponzi scheme, the Ontario Securities


CSA Staff Publish Commentary on MI 61-101 Including the Use of Special Committees and Fairness Opinions
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2017

Staff of the securities regulatory authorities in each of Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, and New Brunswick have published commentary on