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Confusion for companies result of bill?

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...

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Crown’s cross-examination leads to retrial

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.

Addressing tech divide improves access to justice

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. 

Editorial: Digitization and A2J

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Speaker's Corner: End the jail lockdown crisis

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. 

Focus: Clarify lawyers’ duties in POA documents

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.

Inside Story

Monday, October 24, 2016

Despite the dismissal of an injunction to stop the Cleveland Indians baseball team from using its name and logo during playoff games at the Rogers Centre, lawyers say the fight is far from over.

Canadian indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal has filed human rights complaints with both the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, in addition to his application for an interlocutory injunction with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Cardinal, who is of Blackfoot descent, wants a ban on the use of the team’s logo, as well as the word Indian in association with that logo, which the case argues is racist and discriminatory under Canadian law.

“What we’re saying is when you deliver a service in Ontario, whether it be Rogers through the Rogers Centre or its broadcast, or the Cleveland team by coming and participating in that service, when you’re in this province you have to deliver that service without discrimination,”...

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The federal government has introduced a bill to modernize the Canada Business Corporations Act, but lawyers say it could sow confusion for companies. Do you agree with steps to modernize the act?
Yes, modernizing the act is a good idea that will have positive outcomes for companies.
No, the changes the bill proposes will create confusion for companies, and not achieve their intended results.