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Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 3:17 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Judge erred in refusing to grant leave to amend statement of claim against Bayer Inc., court rules

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has allowed leave to amend a statement of claim in an action against Bayer Inc. as the motion judge “did not advert to or apply the test for amendment of pleadings articulated by this court” and therefore erred in refusing to grant leave. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 12:57 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada, U.S., Mexico join forces to ‘combat anti-competitive conduct’ ahead of FIFA World Cup Matthew Boswell

A joint initiative has been launched by the Competition Bureau, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico to “detect and combat anti-competitive conduct by businesses and individuals involved in providing goods and services related to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 12:31 PM

Ottawa invites funding proposals from organizations working for women’s equality Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien

The federal government is calling for funding proposals from organizations that are fighting for women’s equality. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 10:51 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Quebec court to consider $1.8M settlement in alleged share price manipulation class action

The Superior Court of Quebec will review a $1.8-million settlement in a class action concerning allegations that a former chief executive officer (CEO) used deceptive announcements to manipulate a company’s share price, according to a release. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 5:04 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Feds to scrap ‘efficiency’ defence to anti-competitive mergers, expand Competition Bureau power Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne

The Trudeau government has moved to scrap the controversial “efficiencies” defence to anti-competitive mergers as part of a new package of proposed legislative measures that would remove the GST from new purpose-built rental housing, while expanding the Competition Bureau’s powers to investigate and compel information and enabling the government to direct that the anti-monopoly watchdog inquire into the state of competition in particular industries. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 4:39 PM

Ford kills Greenbelt development plans as integrity commissioner declines ethics investigation Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has reversed a controversial decision to allow development on the protected Greenbelt, the same day a report from the province’s integrity commissioner ruled there are “insufficient grounds” for him to enter into a full investigation as to whether Ford had breached provincial ethics rules over events surrounding his daughter’s wedding. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 3:42 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Tax changes prevented creation of over 12K new businesses since 2015: report

A recent report released by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an organization focusing on public policy reforms based on market economic principles, claims that income tax increases since 2015 have prevented the creation of thousands of potential businesses. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 3:22 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court overturns decision expunging product from trademark registration citing new evidence

The Federal Court has allowed an appeal of a decision expunging a product from a trademark registration, finding that new evidence showed the trademark was in use for the product in the period relevant to a request for evidence by the registrar of trademarks. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 2:36 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Alberta court allows appeal of class action concerning sexual assault in youth detention centre

The Alberta Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal for a class action certification that was denied by the case management judge in an alleged sexual assault case, finding that common issues could be resolved despite individualized concerns. ... [read more]