No Mere Rubber-Stamp: Ontario Court Challenges the Admissibility of Fairness Opinion in Arrangement Transaction

4/22/2014

A recent decision at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) brought to the fore the role of fairness opinions in solvent arrangement transactions

ALBERTA ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AGENCY SOON TO BE OPERATIONAL

4/22/2014

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency, or AEMERA, will be operational as of April 28, 2014

Canada’s New Anti-Spam and Online Fraud Act – Some Frequently Asked Questions

4/22/2014

Commencing July 1, 2014, CASL will create a comprehensive regime of offences, enforcement mechanisms and potentially severe penalties, all designed to prohibit unsolicited or misleading commercial electronic messages and deter other forms of online fraud

CAPSA Provides Additional Guidance Regarding Defined Contribution Plans

4/17/2014

On March 28, 2014, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities released Guideline No. 8: Defined Contribution Pension Plans Guideline

Intellectual Property Weekly Abstracts Bulletin - Week of April 14

4/16/2014

One of the plaintiffs is the inventor of a patent that claims a compact garden hose expands to about two and a half times its length when water pressure is applied, and it retracts when the pressure is removed

BLG Successfully Defends Charter Application by G20 Protester

4/14/2014

Figueiras v. Toronto Police Services Board, 2014 ONSC 2142

A Defeat for the Office québécois de la langue française: a trade-mark may be posted in English only

4/14/2014

On April 9, Mr. Justice Yergeau of the Superior Court of Québec rendered a significant decision on the motion for declaratory judgment instituted by eight multinational corporations

Government Of Canada Proposes Important Changes To PIPEDA

4/10/2014

On Tuesday April 8, 2014 the Federal Government introduced important amendments to PIPEDA

Intellectual Property Weekly Abstracts Bulletin - Week of April 7

4/9/2014

Pfizer appealed the costs portion of a decision of the case-management Prothonotary striking portions of its evidence on reply

Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998

4/8/2014

On March 24, 2014, the Minister of Government Services John Milloy introduced for first reading Bill 179