This Week's Issue
Alex Robinson - Monday, October 24, 2016
The federal government has introduced a bill in Parliament in an attempt to modernize the Canada Business Corporations Act, but some corporate lawyers have lingering concerns that the proposed amendments could cause confusion for some companies.
While the regulations have not been released, some lawyers say they worry that any differences between the proposed legislation and the requirements of the Toronto Stock Exchange could cause confusion for companies that are both listed under the index and come under the purview of the CBCA, says Jennifer Longhurst, a partner with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.
“To the extent that the CBCA is going to make amendments that in many ways already address things that the [Toronto Stock Exchange] rul...
The Court of Appeal has granted a retrial to a man accused of committing sexual interference against his stepdaughter because of an “ill-advised” cross-examination by a London, Ont. Crown attorney.
Patricia Hughes would like legal service providers looking for speedy ways to implement technology to slow down and consider those who might be left behind by such advances.
Like hostages in a never-ending drama, hundreds of prisoners have found themselves thrust into a more-than-two-year labour dispute at the Toronto South Detention Centre. As a result, those imprisoned within the superjail have experienced miserable living conditions that have drawn the ire of judges, criminal lawyers and human rights groups.
Every power of attorney document in the province should spell out the duties expected of attorneys so that lay people know what they are getting into when they take on the role, according to a prominent estate litigator.