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Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 3:48 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada launches $300M fund to support dairy sector regarding solids non-fat

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced the launch of the new Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund on Sept. 29. The investment will allocate up to $333 million over the next 10 years to help the dairy sector in Canada “increase its competitiveness and adapt to new market realities.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 1:55 PM

New associate for Clark Wilson in Vancouver

Clark Wilson announced that Cameron Fox has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 1:54 PM

Three new associates for Foglers

Fogler Rubinoff LLP announced that associates Ninetta Sandhu, Josh Rudolph and Cameron Holliday have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 1:27 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court denies appeals by CIBC regarding rebates on GST payable

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed appeals by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in a case where CIBC was allowed to solicit customers of Presidents Choice (PC) Financial, in which the Tax Court applied a new retroactive definition for financial services. ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 10:19 AM

Rise of regulatory technology, money laundering Polack

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial crime, regulatory technology (RegTech) has emerged as a powerful tool to combat money laundering. RegTech refers to the use of innovative technologies to streamline regulatory compliance processes. This article explores the rise of RegTech and its implications on anti-money laundering (AML) efforts, highlighting how advanced technologies are reshaping the financial industry's ability to detect and prevent illicit financial activities. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:41 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court rejects film company’s adverse inference argument in copyright claim matter

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal where a film production company alleged that respondents at certain Internet protocol (IP) addresses were engaging in copyright infringement activities against it. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:18 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 5:15 PM

French-language law faculties grappling with new breed of generative AI tools David Robitaille

Nearly a year after the emergence of a new breed of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools were thrust into public consciousness, with the program ChatGPT leading the charge, French-language law faculties in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick are still grappling over their far-reaching potential impacts on teaching and learning in higher education. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 3:27 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - ESDC imposes $1.54M in penalties, bans 7 employers for Temporary Foreign Worker Program violations

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has banned seven employers from using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and imposed penalties of $1.54 million on 93 employers for violating conditions of the program, according to a release. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 2:59 PM

Supreme Court rejects bid for correctness review again | Sara Blake

The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected another bid to apply the correctness standard to a new circumstance on judicial review. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 2:48 PM

Ontario regulator launches resource centre for women lawyers Jacqueline Horvat

The Law Society of Ontario used its September Convocation to announce the launch of an online resource hub for women lawyers. On Sept. 28, LSO treasurer Jacqueline Horvat spoke to benchers about the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC), designed to “support the retention and advancement of women lawyers and paralegals in private practice, in-house, or government positions.” ... [read more]