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A Legal Counsel’s Observations on Work from Home Etiquette

  • April 27, 2020
  • KJ Chong, legal counsel, BroadGrain Commodities Inc.

A legal counsel shares her observations and suggestions about work from home etiquette, particularly as organizations ramp up work from home arrangements in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Law, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum

Up in the Air: Federal Government Approves First Air and Canadian North Merger Despite Report From the Competition Bureau

  • February 18, 2020
  • Subrata Bhattacharjee & Devin Persaud, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

In July 2019, two northern Canadian airlines, First Air and Canadian North, announced that their respective owners had closed the merger of their two operations. The regulatory clearance of the deal under the review provisions of the Canada Transportation Act, despite a negative competitive effects report from the Commissioner of Competition, makes for an interesting case study into how the government weighs public interest issues against competition concerns in certain instances.

Business Law, Student Forum

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