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At Aird & Berlis, we provide strategic legal and business advice in all principal areas of corporate commercial law, including corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology and intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax. 

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Recent Developments

Events
Overcoming Gender Stereotypes and Social Constructs in Leadership Melanie Cole Sep 19, 2017 Join our speakers for a candid panel discussion about workplace gender equality issues and the challenges women face in their quest for leadership as a result of social constructs.
Events
Proposed Changes to the Income Tax Act: How Will These Amendments Affect Your Constituents? Archive Now Available! David Malach Sep 18, 2017 In this webinar, David Malach, a senior tax lawyer with over 35 years of experience in advising private companies, explains in simple terms the effects on the taxation of private companies if the proposed amendments are enacted.
Publications Article
The Government of Ontario Reveals Proposal for Regulatory Structure for the Sale and Distribution of Recreational Cannabis Fiona Brown and Daniel Everall Sep 13, 2017 During the past couple of days, the Government of Ontario has announced a long-awaited decision regarding the anticipated expansion of the market for the legal use of cannabis. Until the implementation of amendments of the current federal legislation, the market for the legal use of cannabis in C...
Events
Planning Tips for Canadian Snowbirds: Prep Before You Pack Archive Now Available! Clare A. Sullivan and Elise M. Pulver Sep 13, 2017 In this webinar, our panel of speakers discuss some of the key travel, tax, and real estate concerns for snowbirds,
Publications Article
General Partner Distributions: Subject to GST/HST? Neil Bass and Angelo Gentile Sep 12, 2017 On September 8, 2017, the Department of Finance (“Finance”) released a series of draft legislative changes to the Excise Tax Act (Canada) (the “ETA”). Of particular note is legislation that will have broad ranging impact on limited partnerships that are engaged in investme...
Representative Matters
Trevali Mining Corporation Completes $417 Million Acquisition of Glencore’s Rosh Pinah and Perkoa Zinc Mines Thomas A. Fenton, Peter K. Czegledy, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Christopher F. Berrigan, Daniel Everall, Barbara Worndl, Aaron T. Collins, Stephen Zolf, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Sean Green Sep 08, 2017 On August 31, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) completed the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore PLC and certain of its subsidiaries, including an 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, a 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in Burk...
Insights EnergyInsider
TransCanada Asks the NEB to Suspend Considering the Energy East Application David Stevens Sep 08, 2017 On September 7, 2017, TransCanada announced that it has filed a letter with the National Energy Board (NEB) seeking a 30-day suspension of the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Applications. TransCanada’s letter indicates that it requires this time to review the NEB’s recently released...
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Ontario Court of Appeal Established New Privacy Rights – Utility Consumption Data and Grow Ops Paige Backman Aug 21, 2017 If you are a utility monitoring consumption data, think twice before providing any of that information to the police. You may need to ensure the police first provide you with a warrant or other judicial authorization specifically requesting the information. The Ontario Court of Appeal, distinguis...
Representative Matters
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $300 Million Public Equity Offering Barbara Worndl, Aaron Silver, Michael D. Smith, Tyler Brent, Daniel Everall, Melanie Cole, Anne E. Miatello, Sherri M. Altshuler and Margaret T. Nelligan Aug 17, 2017 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $300 million public equity offering of units. On August 17, 2017, Allied completed an offering ...
Publications Newsletter
The Cannabis Act and Residential Tenancies Tom Halinski and Meaghan Barrett Aug 16, 2017 In April, the federal government introduced Bill C-45 (the “Cannabis Act”), which provides for the legalization of recreational marijuana in June 2018. Until the Cannabis Act comes into force, the possession of marijuana for recreational use remains illegal (although individuals with ...
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Congratulations to Denis Shapovalov Aug 14, 2017 Aird & Berlis is proud to sponsor Denis Shapovalov, an 18-year old tennis sensation from Richmond Hill, Ontario. We congratulate Denis who enjoyed great success at the Rogers Cup in Montreal this past week. Due to his strong showing, Denis moved up 76 places and is now ranked 67th in the...
Insights StartupSource
Closing the Growth Capital Gap Graham Topa Aug 10, 2017 One of the biggest issues small and medium-sized enterprises face is the lack of funding to help facilitate growth. In response to this, Canada’s leading financial institutions announced this past spring that they are creating a Canadian Business Growth Fund to help Canadian companies get t...
Representative Matters
Riverside Lobster International Inc. Completes Divestiture to Champlain Financial Corporation Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Barbara Worndl, Jeremy D. Burke and Sarah Newman Aug 08, 2017 Riverside Lobster International Inc. recently completed its divestiture to Champlain Financial Corporation, a private equity firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Riverside is a prominent seafood processor and wholesale distributor located in Meteghan Center, Nova Scotia, that supplies lobster ...
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Doing Business in Canada - March 2017 Mar 10, 2017

Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to present the March 2017 edition of Doing Business in Canada.