International/crossborder law


  • Names of bills carry meaning

    May 14, 2018

    Before we start going through the Liberals’ long-awaited plan to rewrite Canada’s electoral rulebook, let us take a moment to appreciate the restraint demonstrated by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould in coming up with a suitably anodyne short title for her 352-page omnibus bill.

  • Sentence given under anti-corruption statute upheld

    Sentence given under anti-corruption statute upheld

    May 7, 2018

    When Donald Trump was increasing his business interests outside of North America and in countries such as India, he made regular appearances on CNBC, the cable business news channel.

  • Legal fight over plaza collapse continues

    Legal fight over plaza collapse continues

    Apr 30, 2018

    The legal analysis of the judge who declined to certify a proposed $2-billion class action in connection with the 2013 collapse of a plaza in Bangladesh in which 1,130 workers were killed was front and centre at the Ontario Court of Appeal last week.

  • Tragedy and the law

    Apr 30, 2018

    Death and suffering is an inescapable element of the human condition. Lately, there have been far too many relentlessly awful events in the headlines.

  • Read the fine print

    Apr 23, 2018

    Recently, the Canadian Bar Association offered carefully worded recommendations to a federal finance committee tasked with reviewing the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

  • Panel overturns decision to stay global class action

    Panel overturns decision to stay global class action

    Apr 16, 2018

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario struck a blow for access to justice when it allowed a global class action to proceed here, despite the fact it involves absent foreign claimants, according to one of the lawyers spearheading the claim.

  • U.S. export controls could impact Ontario businesses

    U.S. export controls could impact Ontario businesses

    Apr 9, 2018

    American export controls are becoming an increasingly important issue as the U.S. administration threatens to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran in June, under U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Confidence in federal program shaky, despite changes

    Confidence in federal program shaky, despite changes

    Mar 12, 2018

    Immigration lawyers are not convinced that the changes made this year to the federal Parents and Grandparents Program have made it any fairer.

  • Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Mar 12, 2018

    The leader of an immigration consultant advocacy group has blasted a Canadian Bar Association proposal to bring his profession entirely under the supervision of lawyers as anti-competitive.

  • Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Mar 12, 2018

    Canada has moved a step closer to limiting its ability to reject immigrants for health reasons after a parliamentary committee recommended the repeal of a controversial section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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