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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

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Bill 139 Receives Royal Assent Patrick Harrington Dec 12, 2017 Today, Bill 139 received Royal Assent and came into force as the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017. While the Act itself came into force today, the Schedules to the Act (which contain the legislative amendments) come into force on a day to be named by proclamation ...
Representative Matters
Firesteel Resources Closes JV Agreement with Nordic Mines AB and Concurrently Closes US$20.6 Million Financing to Restart Gold Mine in Finland Thomas A. Fenton, Sean Mason, Melanie Cole, Peter K. Czegledy and Aaron T. Collins Dec 11, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented Firesteel with a team comprised of Tom Fenton, Sean Mason, Melanie Cole, Peter Czegledy and Aaron Collins.
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Penalty Tax on Investment Income – What Will Be Grandfathered? David Malach Dec 05, 2017 The Liberal Government intends to bring in a new penalty tax on investment income earned by private corporations to the extent the investment income in any year exceeds a $50,000 threshold. That tax could be 73% or higher. If they do proceed with the new penalty tax, which I hope they won’t, what...
Events
Branding in the Cannabis Sector: Regulations, Restrictions and Tips on How to Market Your Brand Archive Now Available! Daniel Everall and Sherri M. Altshuler Dec 05, 2017 In this webinar, our panel of experts discuss the risks, advantages, guidelines, government regulations and best practices for building a brand in the emerging cannabis industry.
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Ontario Introduces Sweeping Changes to Workplace Laws with the Passing of Bill 148 Fiona Brown and Nicholas Smith Dec 01, 2017 On November 22, 2017, Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”) passed Third Reading. Bill 148 is anticipated to receive Royal Assent shortly and will substantially amend legislation applicable to employment and labour laws.
Representative Matters
Baylin Technologies Inc. Completes $19.8 Million Bought Deal Offering Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Christopher F. Berrigan, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Francesco Gucciardo Nov 30, 2017 Baylin Technologies Inc., a leading global wireless technology company with over 39 years of experience in designing, producing and supplying innovative antennas, completed a $19.8 million bought deal public offering of common shares.
Representative Matters
ICC International Cannabis Corporation Completes $23 Million Bought Deal Offering Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Daniel Everall, Christopher F. Berrigan, Barbara Worndl and Tyler Brent Nov 29, 2017 ICC International Cannabis Corporation, a licensed producer and seller of recreational cannabis, medicinal cannabinoid extracts and industrial hemp products in Uruguay, recently completed a $23 million public equity offering of units.
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Ontario Government Passes Sweeping Changes to Employment Standards Legislation Michael F. Horvat Nov 23, 2017 Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, was passed by the Ontario legislature on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, passed yesterday will impact all Ontario businesses and how they manage: independent contractors; scheduling an...
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CRA’s Super-Priority Remains Operative Over Pre-Bankruptcy Payments to Secured Creditor Alyssa Gebert and Sean Green Nov 22, 2017 Secured creditors have taken note and expressed concern regarding a recent decision from the Federal Court of Appeal, which has upended conventional wisdom regarding the priority and treatment of GST/HST arrears in a bankruptcy. In Canada v. Callidus Capital Corp,1 the FCA found a secured credito...