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Corporations Information Act (Ontario): Corporate Annual Return Filing Changes

  • June 21, 2021
  • Kimberley A. Cunnington-Taylor, B. Soc. Sc., LL.B., barrister, solicitor, notary public

If you are a business, not-for-profit, or charitable corporation incorporated in Ontario, or a foreign business corporation required to report Ontario income taxes, then you are required to file a corporate annual return under the rules of the Corporations Information Act (Ontario).

Charity and Not-For-Profit Law, Student Forum

British Columbia Court of Appeal Class Action Decision Provides Important Insight into Potential Franchise System Consumer Liability Issues

  • June 21, 2021
  • Derek Ronde, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Can the franchisor-franchisee relationship create a conspiracy? In its decision Pearce v. 4 Pillars Consulting Group Inc., the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's decision to certify a number of claims, including civil conspiracy, in a class proceeding against both franchisee and franchisor defendants. This article highlights the outcome of the decision and considers potential consequences and considerations for franchise systems.

Franchise Law, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (June 7 - 11)

  • June 21, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

In O'Reilly v. ClearMRI Solutions Ltd, the Court set aside the motion judge’s determination that that the two appellant corporations were common employers, and set aside the judgment against one of them. In Wiseau Studio, LLC v. Harper, on a motion to review, the Court, with very brief reasons, set aside Justice Thorburn’s ground-breaking order for security for judgment ordered against the appellants.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

What's New in Pension and Benefits – June 2021

  • June 13, 2021
  • Michael Long and Simon Laxon, Willis Towers Watson

Update on Ontario and federal pension and benefits legislation, regulatory policy and case law.

Pensions and Benefits Law, Student Forum
The Use of Technology in Mediation

The Use of Technology in Mediation

  • June 13, 2021
  • Stuart Rudner, Rudner Law

The old saying is that the best way to achieve peace is to prepare for war. Similarly, the best way to achieve a good settlement is to prepare for trial. You can use technology to put your case forward as strongly as possible, and help your mediator help you to get the best deal.

Labour and Employment Law, Student Forum

Federal Court of Appeal Overturns Finding that Designation of the United States as a Safe Third Party Country Violated Section 7 of the Charter

  • June 13, 2021
  • Christopher Wirth, partner, Keel Cottrelle LLP

In The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration v. the Canadian Council for Refugees, 2021 FCA 72, the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the Federal Court (2020 FC 770), which had found that section 101(1)(e) of the Immigration Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c.27 (the “Act”) and section 159.3 of the Regulations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, S.O.R./2002-227 (the “Regulations”), infringed section 7 of the Charter.

Administrative Law, Student Forum

Ontario Court of Appeal Finds Pay Equity Tribunal Unreasonable

  • June 13, 2021
  • Ed Montigny

A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the Divisional Court in its finding that a decision of the Pay Equity Tribunal, which found that continued the use of the proxy method to measure pay equity in the nursing home sector was not necessary, was not reasonable. However, a strong dissent signed by two of the Justice suggests this may not be the last word on the matter.

Administrative Law, Student Forum