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Canada: OHRT Releases Important Decision On Family Status Discrimination - Miller Thomson LLP

In Kovintharajah v Paragon Linen & Laundry Services Inc., the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the "Tribunal") provided clarity on the test for family status discrimination and awarded one of the highest...
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Canada: BC Creates Vaccination Leave And Expands COVID-19 Leave - Miller Thomson LLP

The Employment Standards Regulation, BC Reg 396/95, has been amended to create an unpaid leave for employees who require leave to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to assist a ...
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Canada: Protecting Your Instagram Account: 4 Ways To Keep Your Page Open For Business - Miller Thomson LLP

Social media platforms like Instagram are an excellent tool for running an online business. However, conducting your business through Instagram raises a serious risk: account deactivation.
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Canada: Expansion To BC PST Registration And Collection Rules Effective April 1, 2021 - Miller Thomson LLP

In Provincial Budget 2020, measures were announced that would require businesses not otherwise carrying on business in British Columbia ("BC") to register for and collect PST.
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Canada: Updates On COVID-19 Supports - Miller Thomson LLP

The maximum number of weeks of benefits for CRB has been increased from 26 to 38 weeks.
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Canada: Competition Bureau To Host The Competition And Growth Summit In June 2021 - Miller Thomson LLP

The Canadian economy is on the road to recovery after experiencing significant economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
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Canada: Straight Talk: Recent Trends In Canadian M&A (Issue 1, 2021) - Miller Thomson LLP

Read about the dynamics that drove the Q4/2020 acceleration in Canadian M&A, including the return of the mega-deal, and a rebound in cross-border transactions, with first hand insights from Miller Thomson partners across the country.
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Canada: Founder Series - Qnext (Podcast) - Miller Thomson LLP

Myron Mallia Dare sits down with Anthony DeCristofaro, President and CEO of Qnext.
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Canada: CPSO Cautions Doctor For "irresponsible" COVID-19 Tweets - Miller Thomson LLP

In a trio of decisions, all released on February 6, 2021, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee ("ICRC" or the "Committee") of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ("CPSO") ordered a physician to attend to be cautioned in person.
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Canada: Health And Safety Obligations On Construction Sites During The Pandemic - Miller Thomson LLP

Construction employers in Ontario have a duty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to protect the health and safety of workers on construction sites.
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Canada: Competition Act And Investment Canada Act: New Merger Review Thresholds In Effect - Miller Thomson LLP

The 2021 merger review thresholds under the Competition Act ("CA") and the Investment Canada Act ("ICA") (collectively, the "Thresholds")
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Canada: Advancing Our Clients' Ambitions: Representative 2020 Transactions - Miller Thomson LLP

Miller Thomson's M&A and Capital Markets teams are pleased to highlight transactions from 2020 in "Advancing our Clients' Ambitions"...
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Canada: British Columbia Court Of Appeal Confirms A Strict Two-year Limitation Period To Commence Third-party Claims - Miller Thomson LLP

The Court of Appeal in Sohal v. Lezama, 2021 BCCA 40 ("Sohal") recently held that a court does not have the discretion to permit a third-party notice for contribution and indemnity...
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Canada: Public Hospital Advisory: Ministry Of Health Extends General Approval Under Public Hospitals Act Of Temporary Capacity Expansion For Pubic Hospitals - Miller Thomson LLP

Public hospitals in Ontario continue to collaborate with healthcare and community partners to build system capacity in responding to COVID-19.
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Canada: Critical Issues That Need To Be Addressed When Engaging A RegTech Provider - Miller Thomson LLP

Myron Mallia-Dare authors an article in the Global RegTech Buyer's Guide 2021, a comprehensive information source on the global RegTech market and supplier ecosystem to help senior management...
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Canada: New Trust Reporting Requirements – A Status Update! - Miller Thomson LLP

In the 2018 Federal Budget, the federal government proposed to increase reporting requirements for trusts and impose penalties for failing to comply.
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Canada: A Step Forward For Charities: Senator Tables Bill To Reform Restrictive Rules - Miller Thomson LLP

Early last week, Senator Ratna Omidvar tabled Bill S-222, The Effective and Accountable Charities Act (the "Bill"), to break down barriers for Canadian charities working with other organization...
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Canada: The Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP): A Further COVID-19 Relief Measure For Businesses - Miller Thomson LLP

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on the Canadian economy, many continue to need additional financial relief to help them survive the negative impact of the pandemic...
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Canada: Looking Forward: 5 Emerging Condo Trends For 2021 - Miller Thomson LLP

Good riddance to 2020. It was a challenging year by any stretch, but the industry prevailed with the hard work of many front-line condominium...
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Canada: Gifts Of Life Insurance In Ontario: MPP Introduces Bill Amending The Insurance Act - Miller Thomson LLP

An Ontario MPP recently introduced a private Member's bill that would amend the Ontario Insurance Act (the "Act").
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Worldwide: UK Supreme Court Judgment On COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Test Case - Miller Thomson LLP

Today, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others.
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Canada: Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The Law Relating To Unincorporated Associations - Miller Thomson LLP

Charities and non-profit organizations are often faced with the question of whether to incorporate. Some decide that it is not worth the trouble
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Canada: 2020 Year In Review - Miller Thomson LLP

The past year has brought challenging times with the COVID-19 global pandemic. Health system stakeholders across the continuum of care have been working in collaboration to respond to the health crisis and meet the needs of our communities.
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Canada: Tracey Bailey Discusses COVID-19 And The Rule Of Law - Miller Thomson LLP

The Rule of Law Matters Podcast, "Season 1, episode 7, COVID-19 and the rule of law, Part 2"...
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Canada: Alberta's New Impaired Driving Laws - Miller Thomson LLP

The Provincial Administrative Penalties Act (the "Act") came into force on December 1, 2020.
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Canada: Ontario Extends Temporary Layoff Provisions And IDEL To July 3, 2021 - Miller Thomson LLP

The Ontario Government has announced a further extension to the definition of the "COVID-19 period," extending the maximum periods of COVID-related temporary layoffs from January 2, 2021 to July 3, 2021.
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Canada: Bill 41 And Proposed Changes To Alberta's Insurance Act - Miller Thomson LLP

This year has brought many changes and in keeping with that theme, the government of Alberta introduced significant amendments to the Insurance Act through Bill 41, the Insurance (Enhancing Driver Affordability and Care) Amendment Act, 2020 on Oct. 29.
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Canada: Bill 37: Builders' Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020 Passed Its Third Reading In The Legislative Assembly Of Alberta - Miller Thomson LLP

On November 17, 2020, Miller Thomson provided insight into Bill 37, the Builders' Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020.
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Canada: Changes To Alberta's Labour And Employment Laws Affecting The Construction Industry - Miller Thomson LLP

Earlier this summer, the Government of Alberta made good on a campaign promise to introduce a host of changes to Alberta's labour and employment laws.
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Canada: Straight Talk: Recent Trends In Canadian M&A (Issue 4, 2020) - Miller Thomson LLP

After months of COVID-related challenge, the third quarter of 2020 brought in warmer weather and better news on the deal front.
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