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Post-Pandemic Planning for Employers CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers and 1 Hour for HRPA and CHRP Members Michael F. Horvat, Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova, Alex Kagan, Meghan A. Cowan, Fiona Brown and Lorenzo Lisi Sep 21, 2021 REGISTER While there are still challenges re...
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Ontario Superior Court of Justice Approves CannTrust’s CCAA Plan Steven L. Graff and Jonathan Yantzi Jul 27, 2021 On July 16, 2021, CannTrust announced that its plan of compromise, arrangement and reorganization was sanctioned by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as part of CannTrust’s restructuring proceedings under the CCAA.
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Department of Finance Clarifies Legislative Intent for Amendments to Taxation of Intergenerational Transfers of Businesses Edward Miller and Robert Santia Jul 23, 2021 On July 19, 2021, the Department of Finance released a statement acknowledging that the amendments contained in Bill C-208 form part of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and are now law. The July 19 Announcement replaces the June 30 news rel...
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Bill C-208: Tax Implications for Family Businesses Edward Miller and Robert Santia Jul 08, 2021 On June 29, 2021, Bill C-208 received royal assent. Bill C-208 contains amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “ITA”) that impact the tax consequences of certain intergenerational transfers by providing exceptions that will allow for the extraction of corporate surplus.
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Divisional Court Finds Statutory Severance Pay Calculation is Based on Employer’s Global Payroll Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Maria Gonzalez Jul 06, 2021 On June 15, 2021, the Ontario Divisional Court released its decision in Hawkes v. Max Aicher (North America) Limited. The Court held that the payroll threshold for determining whether an employer is a severance payor under section 64 of the Employment Standards...
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EQ Inc. Acquires Paymi Steven L. Graff, Jeffrey K. Merk, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann and Ryan Cohen Jul 05, 2021 EQ Inc., a leader in geospatial data and artificial intelligence driven software has acquired all of the shares of Integrated Rewards Inc., and its consumer-facing application Paymi.com.
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Aird & Berlis | Aird & McBurney Recognized in 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 Kimberly A. McManus, PhD, Lola A. Bartoszewicz, PhD, Erica L. Lowthers, PhD, Kitt Sinden, M.Sc., Timothy M. Lowman and L.E. Trent Horne Jun 30, 2021 Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney are proud to be recognized in the Canada section of the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
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Canadian Insurance Regulators Issue Proposed Conduct Principles for Intermediaries Pamela Miehls and Maria Gonzalez Jun 25, 2021 On May 25, 2021, the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations released proposed Principles of Conduct for Intermediaries. CISRO is currently seeking feedback on the Principles from stakeholders. The deadline to submit comments is July 9, 2021.
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Super Group Merges with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. and Lists on NYSE Peter K. Czegledy, Angela Swan and Lynn Tay Jun 24, 2021 Super Group, the parent of Betway, a global technology company delivering the world’s leading, regulated, online betting and gaming brands, has entered a definitive agreement to merge with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (SEAC), a publicly traded special purpose acquisi...
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Indigenous Business Leaders Talk Employment, Industry & Growth CPD Information: 1.25 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 45 minutes for HRPA and CHRP Members Kimberly Thomas Jun 23, 2021 External Speakers:  Laurie Froman, Director - Grand River Employment and Training Scott Hill...
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Fengate Asset Management Completes Sale of its Legacy Portfolio Neill Kalvin and Gobind Ahuja Jun 22, 2021 Fengate Asset Management completed the sale of its legacy portfolio of industrial properties located across Hamilton, Burlington and Stoney Creek, Ontario.
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2021 Edition of Doing Business in Canada Now Available! Jun 22, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to present the 2021 edition of Doing Business in Canada. This publication was developed to provide a general overview of Canadian federal and Ontario law, and is intended for those planning to start, acquire or invest in a business in Canada.
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OBCA Amendments to Come Into Force on July 5 Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Ian McLeod Jun 21, 2021 Highly anticipated amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (OBCA) will take effect on July 5, 2021.
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Aird & Berlis Advises in $115 Million Sale Neill Kalvin and Gobind Ahuja Jun 21, 2021 Aird & Berlis advised Northam Realty Advisors Limited on its $115 million sale of twin office buildings located in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Fengate Asset Management Closes Construction Financing Neill Kalvin and Gobind Ahuja Jun 17, 2021 Fengate Asset Management secured construction financing for the development of a 230,000 square-foot industrial building located in the Greater Toronto Area.
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The LGBTQ2+ Family: Family Law, Family Status & Workplace Accommodation CPD Information: 1.25 Substantive Hours for Lawyers, 1.25 Hours for HRPA and CHRP Members Lorenzo Lisi Jun 17, 2021 External Speakers: Sara R. Cohen, Fertility Lawyer - Fertility Law Canada Sandeep Nair, Mana...
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Aird & Berlis Partners Recognized as 2021 IP STARS Timothy M. Lowman, Ken Clark and L.E. Trent Horne Jun 15, 2021 Three members of the Aird & Berlis Intellectual Property Group have been recognized in the 2021 edition of IP STARS, Managing Intellectual Property’s guide to the world's leading IP firms and practitioners.
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Fengate Asset Management Completes Purchase of 20-Acres of Land Neill Kalvin and Gobind Ahuja Jun 15, 2021 Fengate Asset Management completed its purchase of a 20-acre parcel of land at Highway 50 in the Greater Toronto Area. A two-phased development of two 225,000-square-foot buildings is proposed to be constructed on the lands.
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IDEL Extension and a Welcome Case for Employers on Constructive Dismissal and Pandemic Layoffs Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Jun 15, 2021 The Government of Ontario has once again extended the period that the infectious disease emergency leave (“IDEL”) will apply. IDEL will now extend to September 25, 2021. Prior to this change, IDEL was scheduled to expire on July 3, 2021.
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Spectra7 Microsystems Closes $6.3 Million Private Placement Richard M. Kimel, Russell J. Sanders and Sean Green Jun 11, 2021 Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, completed a brokered private placement led by Cormark Securities Inc. and a non-brokered private placement, collectively consisting of 211,157,035 units for gross p...
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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: Legal Compliance with Web Accessibility and Accessibility Compliance Reports CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 1 Hour for HRPA and CHRP Members Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Alex Kagan Jun 10, 2021 ACCESS ARCHIVE Under the legal requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabili...
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Aird & Berlis Lawyers Named in Lexpert Special Edition: Health Sciences 2021 L.E. Trent Horne and Donald B. Johnston Jun 10, 2021 Aird & Berlis partners Trent Horne and Donald Johnston are among the leading lawyers named in the Lexpert Special Edition: Health Sciences 2021. This publication focuses on health services and the Lexpert-ranked lawyers who serve this industry.
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Galane Gold Completes Acquisition of the Summit Mine and Banner Mill in New Mexico and $9 Million Private Placement Richard M. Kimel, Adria Leung Lim, Sean Green, David Mba and Francesco Gucciardo Jun 07, 2021 On May 19, 2021, Galane Gold Ltd., through a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition of the Summit Mine and the infrastructure constituting the Banner Mill in New Mexico from Pyramid Peak Mining, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of W...
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Aaron Bains Named Man of the Year by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Jun 04, 2021 Congratulations to Aaron Bains on being named the Toronto and National Man of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
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Aird & Berlis Lawyers Author Book on Expropriation Law in Ontario Christopher J. Williams, Andrea Skinner and Matthew Helfand Jun 01, 2021 The law governing expropriations in Ontario can be challenging to navigate. This led Aird & Berlis lawyers Christopher Williams, Andrea Skinner and Matthew Helfand to author Expropriation Law in Ontario, published on May 13, 2021, by LexisNexis.
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Aird & Berlis Advises in Formation of M Residential REIT Margaret T. Nelligan, Alicia McKeag, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Neill Kalvin, Gobind Ahuja, Barbara Worndl, Angelo Gentile and Jesse L. Waslowski May 28, 2021 Aird & Berlis advised Melchior Management 777 Corporation in the formation and initial acquisitions of M Residential REIT, a new private residential real estate investment trust consisting of residential tenants located throughout southern Ontario.
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Ontario’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave and Constructive Dismissal Alex Kagan May 27, 2021 On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government enacted Ontario Regulation 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, which extended the length of time an employee could be temporary laid off without triggering an automatic termination under the Employment Standards Act. The regulation only a...
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Workplace Vaccinations: Legal Considerations and Recommendations for Employers CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 1 Hour for HRPA and CHRP Members Lorenzo Lisi, Michael F. Horvat, Meghan A. Cowan and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova May 19, 2021 ACCESS ARCHIVE With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine ramping up around the world, employers ar...
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Then and Now: Legal and Legislative Challenges Faced by Asian-Canadians CPD: 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism Credit for Lawyers Lynn Tay May 13, 2021 External Speakers: Avvy Go - Clinic Director, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic ...
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Privacy and Data Breach Response: Managing the Process, Notifications and Mitigating Damages CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Paige Backman and Donald B. Johnston May 12, 2021 External Speakers: Sandy Boucher - Principal, Forensics Advisory - Grant Thornton ...
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First Gulf and STACK INFRASTRUCTURE Partner on New Data Centre in Toronto Leonard Baranek, Sean Mason and Barbara Worndl May 06, 2021 First Gulf, a leader in Canadian development and construction, has partnered with STACK INFRASTRUCTURE, a U.S. digital infrastructure company, to develop a 56 MW data centre campus on a 19-acre site located at 3650 Danforth Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. The development site, which will...
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Heat + Herb Opens Flagship Location in Vancouver Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains May 05, 2021 Heat + Herb, a boutique cannabis retailer, has opened its flagship location in Vancouver with the support of Aird & Berlis.
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goeasy Ltd. Acquires LendCare for $320 Million Donald L. West, Jill P. Fraser, David Malach and Barbara Worndl May 04, 2021 On April 30, 2021, goeasy Ltd. (TSX: GSY), a full-service provider of goods and alternative financial services, completed its acquisition of LendCare Holdings Inc., a Canadian point-of-sale consumer finance and technology company, from LendCare’s founders and CIVC Partners for $320 million
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TerrAscend Closes US$70 Million Acquisition of Keystone Canna Remedies Sherri M. Altshuler, Sean Mason and Al Turnbull May 03, 2021 On May 3, 2021, TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF), a leading North American cannabis operator, completed its acquisition of Keystone Canna Remedies for US$70 million.
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Small Pharma Completes $63 Million Brokered and Non-Brokered Private Placements, Qualifying Transaction and Initial Listing on the TSX Venture Exchange Richard M. Kimel, Melanie Cole, Danny Kharazmi, Sean Green, Emily Chittick and Al Turnbull May 03, 2021 Aird & Berlis acted as Canadian legal counsel to Small Pharma with a team that included Richard Kimel, Melanie Cole, Danny Kharazmi, Sean Green (Capital Markets), Emily Chittick and Al Turnbull (Articling S...
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Aird & Berlis Welcomes Partner Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard May 03, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard has joined the firm as a partner and member of our Real Estate Group.
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Ontario Government Announces Plan to Introduce Legislation Providing for Three Paid Sick Days Michael F. Horvat and Meghan A. Cowan Apr 29, 2021 On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced that it would introduce new legislation that would provide for three paid sick days for employees impacted by COVID-19.
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Vaccinations and the Workplace: Update Alex Kagan and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Apr 27, 2021 Since our last article on workplace vaccinations, the pandemic has significantly worsened, requiring the dramatic reallocation of hospital resources, school closures and an extended “Stay-at-Home” order in Ontario. Employers are obligated under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every...
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Occupational Health & Safety: Lessons Learned From the Pandemic CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 1 Hour for HRPA and CHRP Members Lorenzo Lisi and David S. Reiter Apr 27, 2021 ACCESS ARCHIVE ...
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Aird & Berlis Welcomes Two New Estates & Trusts Group Members Archie Rabinowitz and Holly V.A. Cunliffe Apr 26, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that partner Archie Rabinowitz and associate Holly Cunliffe ...
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Expanding into Canada for Experts (And Non-experts Too!) CPD Information: 45 Minutes of Substantive Credit for Lawyers, 30 Minutes for HRPA and CHRP Members Fiona Brown Apr 21, 2021 External Speakers: Kristina McDougall - Principal & Founder, Artemis Canada Samanth...
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New “Go Public” Platform for Mid-Market Growth Companies: NEO Exchange Unveils G-Corp™ Pilot Program Melanie Cole, Russell J. Sanders and Emily Chittick Apr 20, 2021 The NEO Exchange Inc. has introduced a new pilot program for a publicly-traded vehicle known as a Growth Acquisition Corporation™.
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A Long-Awaited Canadian Federal Budget Apr 20, 2021 On April 19, 2021, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered Canada’s budget for 2021 – the first federal budget released by the Department of Finance in more than two years.
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Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney Welcome Partner Steve Hundal Steve Hundal, B.Eng. Apr 19, 2021 We are pleased to announce that Steve Hundal has joined the firm as a partner and member of our I...
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Aird & Berlis Shortlisted for Chambers D&I Awards: North America 2021 Apr 19, 2021 We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021 in the Canada Private Practice – Firm Award category.
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The Escalation of Elder Abuse During COVID-19: Practical Strategies for Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Andrea McEwan and Melanie A. Yach Apr 15, 2021 External Speakers: Laura Tamblyn Watts - CEO, CanAge - Canada’s National Sen...
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