Filing of Expropriation Plans at the Land Registry Office

  • April 21, 2020

The Land Registry Office recommends that expropriating authorities submit expropriation plans to the Land Registry Office and wait for review and approval thereof before submitting certificates of approval to the approving authorities for signature.

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

  • April 17, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) announced a three month extension for the terms of all active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and registrations. The AGCO will now be further extending the term of all active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, registrations and authorizations by three additional months to September 18, 2020.

Canadian Securities Administrators issues additional relief orders

  • April 17, 2020

The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published a relief order that provides registrants with six additional months to comply with the conflicts of interest provisions in the Client Focused Reforms. The CSA published a second relief order that provides that the relationship disclosure provisions of the Client Focused Reforms will take effect on December 31, 2021.

FSRA issues guidance for insurers providing relief

  • April 17, 2020

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has released guidance for insurers about options for providing customers with financial relief during this temporary declared emergency period. This guidance supports the implementation of amendments to Ontario Regulation 7/00 (“Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices – UDAP”) approved by the Ontario Government on April 15, 2020.

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

  • April 01, 2020

FSRA is considered an essential workplace and continues to carry out its regulatory duties and is working remotely wherever practicable. Until further notice, the FSRA is deferring the issuance of F2020-21 fee assessments payable under FSRA’s Fee Rule 2019-01 and Deposit Insurance Reserve Fund premiums payable under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994.

Emergency Order: Corporate Meeting Flexibility

  • March 31, 2020

The Government of Ontario has taken action to support business corporations, not-for-profit corporations, insurers, and share capital social clubs by implementing an Emergency Order to provide flexibility for corporate meetings.

Basic Approach for Remote Signing

  • March 23, 2020

In light of the recent LSO directions regarding remote commissioning, we have put together an outline of an approach that real estate lawyers can consider when obtaining a remote signature from a client. This is not legal advice and has not been approved by the Law Society of Ontario but is rather offered as a resource.

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA)

  • March 19, 2020

Entities regulated by FSRA should self-assess what core functions should be prioritized during this period of disruption. Your FSRA contact is available to respond to any questions, comments or concerns you may have on how to respond appropriately to these circumstances and should be informed if you experience, or expect to experience, disruption to any of your critical functionality.

Information and Privacy Commissioner Ontario

  • April 01, 2020

During this time, the IPC will provide limited services to the public, public sector organizations and the health and child and family services sectors. The IPC remains available to public organizations for consultation and discussion on access and privacy matters during this time.