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Corporations Beware: Where Is Your Updated Land “Ownership” Register?

  • February 17, 2019
  • H.J. Blake, Q.C.

The Ontario Business Corporations Act requires corporations to maintain an updated register of the corporation’s ownership interest in land in Ontario at its registered office. This article discusses the information that must be identified in the register and possible penalties of non-compliance with this requirement.

Business Law, Student Forum

Bitcoin and Bankruptcy: Implications for Canadian Insolvency Law

  • December 17, 2018
  • Adam Driedger

Cryptocurrencies have gained considerable momentum in Canada and may ultimately mature into a mainstream asset class.3 Accordingly, policymakers ought to consider the implications of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the Canadian insolvency regime. There is no Canadian jurisprudence or guiding principles dealing directly with cryptocurrencies. However, this paper examines recent American case law, and highlights some of the key issues relevant to insolvency law in Canada.

Insolvency Law, Business Law, Student Forum

What’s Old is New Again – Interest Rate Decision in Ontario

  • October 18, 2018
  • Jonathan Fleisher and Amanda Scolieri

A case summary exploring the Ontario Court of Appeal's position on Section 4 of the Interest Act, specifically pertaining to interest payable by borrowers, in its recently released decision Solar Power Network Inc. v. ClearFlow Energy.

Business Law, Student Forum

Imperfections - Case Comments

  • March 06, 2018
  • Jennifer Babe

Summaries of Taylor's Towing v. Intact Insurance Company, Intact Insurance v. 2229152 Ontario Limited, Dalcor Inc. v. Unimac Group Ltd., Canada v. Callidus Capital Corporation, Canada North Group Inc., Royal Bank of Canada v. Delta, Bankruptcy of Christine Marie Rose Fauvelle, Bank of Montreal v. Linden Leas Ltd., Adebogun v. Canada (Attorney General), Cansearch Resources Ltd. v. Regent Resources Ltd. and Johal v. Nordio

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