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Friday, September 01, 2023 @ 4:29 PM

Consultation begins on proposed regs for controversial Online News Act aimed at digital giants

The federal government has proposed regulations to implement the contentious Online News Act that Ottawa says will help news media across Canada “negotiate fair compensation” when their work appears in dominant social media platforms or search engines, such as Facebook and Google. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2023 @ 12:58 PM

Lawyers obtain interlocutory injunction to stop defamatory social media posts Hand holding smartphone with line through it

Defamatory statements posted on social media are difficult contain given the ease with which such statements may be copied, shared and reposted. The potential reputational damage from defamatory statements may begin as soon as the posts are made and may last as long as the posts remain widely available. Given the notoriously slow speed of civil proceedings, plaintiffs may need to seek injunctive relief to try to stop and contain defamatory posts before trial. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2023 @ 12:34 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Competition Bureau finds RBC, HSBC merger not likely to prevent competition

The Competition Bureau issued its findings on potential competitive effects of Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) proposed acquisition of HSBC Bank Canada on Sept. 1, which found that the merger would not likely result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2023 @ 9:42 AM

Manitoba lawyer takes over helm of CBA

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) on Sept. 1 announced that John Stefaniuk of Winnipeg has begun his year-long tenure as the 95th president of the 127-year-old association of more than 38,000 lawyers, notaries, law professors and law students across Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2023 @ 12:28 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Commissioner of competition to pay $12 million to Rogers, Shaw for merger litigation

The Competition Tribunal has ordered the commissioner of competition to pay costs and reimburse Rogers and Shaw of about $12 million regarding litigation for the companies’ merger, finding the commissioner’s conduct was unreasonable.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 2:16 PM

IC2 Fund v. Wires: What’s in a name?

The June 29, 2023, Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in IC2 Fund v. Wires, 2023 ONSC 3879, addressed the importance of properly identifying a party in an arbitration agreement, pleading and arbitral award. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 11:35 AM

Public-private partnerships in fight against money laundering: Benefits of collaboration Partnerships

The fight against money laundering and financial crimes requires a collective effort from both public and private sectors. Recognizing the need for collaboration, public-private partnerships (PPPs) have emerged as a vital mechanism to combat money laundering effectively. This article delves into the significance of PPPs in anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and explores the benefits that arise from the collaboration between governments, regulatory bodies and private entities. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2023 @ 2:50 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court rejects judicial review of human rights complaint against Scotiabank

The Federal Court has dismissed an application for judicial review in a case where a former employee of Scotiabank alleged that his termination from the position was discriminatory. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2023 @ 1:49 PM

U.S. E-1 visa allows work in many different industries Closeup of a U.S. visa

The E-1 visa is a very flexible visa for working in the U.S. One reason is that it is available to work for companies in the U.S or for companies that are only located outside the U.S. This makes it one of the very few visa classifications for which no ties to a specific U.S. entity are required. For entrepreneurs — including sole proprietors in Canada who have U.S. clients — this type of visa is often their first port of call. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2023 @ 10:30 AM

New Brunswick: Shame on you and your policy 713, part seven | Marvin Zuker

In view of the preceding series on New Brunswick’s recently introduced regulations, what follows is my suggestion for a repealed policy 713.   ... [read more]