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A&B Announces New Partners
Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to announce that Faruk Gafic and Miranda Spence have become partners of the firm.

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A&B In the News
Chris Williams' Supreme Court of Canada Win Featured in The Lawyers Weekly
Chris Williams was featured in The Lawyers Weekly as counsel who successfully represented the City of Windsor in a Supreme Court of Canada decision that allows municipalities to access justice locally when battling federal initiatives.

Lorenzo Lisi writes for HR Professional
Lorenzo Lisi writes about how far Canadian employers have to go to accommodate family status in HR Professional.

Chris Williams interviewed by Legal Feeds
Chris Williams was interviewed by Legal Feeds about the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in the dispute between the City of Windsor and the Canadian Transit Company.

Patrick Harrington quoted in the Caledon Citizen
Patrick Harrington was quoted in this article about the Peel regional councillors’ decision in the Bolton Residential Expansion Study.

Ron Clark writes an opinion piece for the Financial Post
Ron Clark writes about power purchase agreements and the contracts between power generators and central agencies that have recently come under attack in Alberta and Ontario in the Financial Post.

Hugh Segal quoted in the Waterloo Chronicle
Hugh Segal was quoted in a Waterloo Chronicle article about the Senate expenses scandal and the fallout from it.

Zoë Thoms quoted in Canadian Consulting Engineer
Zoë Thoms was quoted in this article about the Canadian government's approval of the $11-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

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Success Stories
Triple M Successful in Tax Court of Canada

Triple M Metal LP was recently successful in winning an appeal in the Tax Court of Canada. Triple M appealed a Notice of Confirmation dated September 15, 2014 relating to an Ontario Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax reassessment covering the period from August 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010.

Mettrum Health Corp. Completes Sale to Canopy Growth Corporation

Mettrum Health Corp. announced the successful closing of the acquisition of Mettrum by Canopy Growth Corporation pursuant to the terms of an arrangement agreement. Under the arrangement, Canopy acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Mettrum, and Mettrum’s shareholders became entitled to receive 0.7132 common shares of Canopy.

A&B Advises on Award-Winning Management Buyout Deal
The M&A Advisor recognized the management buyout of Thane International Inc. as the Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year in the over $50 million to $100 million category as part of its 11th Annual Turnaround Awards.

Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of City of Windsor
The Supreme Court of Canada today issued its decision in a dispute between the City of Windsor and the Canadian Transit Company (“CTC”). The case, argued on April 21, 2016, was an appeal relating to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court to decide matters involving the applicability of municipal by-laws raised in an application brought by the CTC.

ICC International Cannabis Corporation Completes $13 Million Brokered Private Placement, Qualifying Transaction with Shogun Capital Corp. and Initial TSXV Listing
On September 8, 2016, International Cannabis Corp completed a brokered private placement of 32,500,000 subscription receipts at a price of $0.40 per subscription receipt for gross proceeds of $13 million.

Firm News
Four A&B Partners Appointed to International Bar Association Committees
Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that the International Bar Association has promoted Martin Kovnats and Jeffrey Merk within the Professional Ethics Committee and appointed Donald Johnston and Andrew Magnus to the Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee.

The Honourable Hugh Segal Promoted Within the Order of Canada & Appointed to the Order of Ontario
Congratulations to the Honourable Hugh D. Segal on being promoted to the rank of Officer of the Order of Canada and appointed to the Order of Ontario.

A&B Tax Lawyers Recognized by Who’s Who Legal
Congratulations to senior tax partners Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl and Louise Summerhill on being recognized as experts in Who’s Who Legal Corporate Tax 2016.