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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
Cannabis 2.0 - An Overview of Edibles, Topicals & Extracts Jeremy D. Burke, Erica L. Lowthers, PhD and Ken Clark Jan 30, 2020 Join Aird & Berlis partners, Jeremy Burke and Ken Clark, along with Aird & McBurney patent agent, Erica Lowthers as they discuss the regulations of Cannabis 2.0 and provide insight on how to bring new cannabis products to market legally and effectively.
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OEB Dismisses Application Seeking Revocation of Market Rule Amendments Fred D. Cass Jan 28, 2020 In September 2019, the Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario filed an application to the Ontario Energy Board in which it asked the OEB to revoke, and send back for further consideration, a set of amendments to Ontario’s wholesale electricity market rules made by the Independent Electri...
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Congratulations to Our New Partners! Aaron Baer, Brian Chung, Jeremy Nemers, Jesse Rosensweet and Graham Topa Jan 28, 2020 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Aaron Baer, Brian Chung, Jeremy Nemers, Jesse Rosensweet and Graham Topa have become partners of the firm.
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OEB Approves Capital Funding Requests by Two Electricity Distributors for a Shared Building Fred D. Cass Jan 27, 2020 On January 23, the Ontario Energy Board issued its decision in respect of Incremental Capital Module applications made by two electricity distributors, Brantford Power Inc. and Energy+ Inc.
Representative Matters
Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. Acts As Trustee in NIS 500 Million Bond Offering Nili Goldman, Aaron T. Collins and Eveleen Lal Jan 27, 2020 Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. acted as the trustee for the Israeli bondholders in connection with the bond offering by The Elad Group, which completed an initial debt issue on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and raised NIS 500 million in a private bond placement to investment institutions.
Publications Article
A New Year’s Reminder From the Ministry of Labour About Workplace Violence David S. Reiter Jan 23, 2020 Last week, the Ministry of Labour laid nine charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act against an Ontario health facility. These charges are a reminder for businesses that workplace violence continues to be a significant problem in Ontario, and they highlight why employers need to fully...
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Recent and Significant Decisions in Employment and Labour Law Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Jan 23, 2020 More and more commonly, employers are offering alternatives in how they compensate their employees, such as the granting of share options and restricted share units. When faced with interpreting which of these incentives an employee is entitled to upon termination in cases where the employee has ...
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Partner Randy Williamson Recognized For His Contributions to Innovation York at StartupSource Market Entry Award Ceremony Jan 21, 2020 Last week, the top three startups from the 2019 LaunchYU Accelerator program presented their final pitches in competition for our annual Aird & Berlis Startup Source Market Entry Award. The startups eligible for this award are graduates of York University’s LaunchYU Accelerator program and this y...
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EnergyInsider - 2019 Year in Review David Stevens Jan 21, 2020 As 2020 is now upon us, we look back at some of the interesting developments that took place over the past year in the energy sector, both in Ontario and across Canada. The initiatives announced by the Ontario government to reform the structure of the Ontario Energy Board and lower electricity co...
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Supreme Court of Canada Confirms B.C. Cannot Stop Trans Mountain Expansion David Stevens Jan 17, 2020 On January 16, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal from the Government of British Columbia that sought to confirm that BC has jurisdiction to regulate the shipment of “heavy oil” through the province. In a unanimous judgment issued from the bench the same day as the appeal was heard, ...
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Federal Privacy Law – Is It About to Change: Part Deux? Donald B. Johnston Jan 13, 2020 In my last blog, I speculated about whether privacy law is about to change and promised to write more about it. My speculation was sparked by the 2018-2019 Annual Report to Parliament made by the Office of the Privacy Commission. Here’s a bit more about this excellent report.