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Legal Alert: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Expands Export / Import Opportunities
By Megan Seto, Robb Baird October  6, 2015

On October 5, 2015, the Canadian government agreed to the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Billed by trade and cross border specialists as a “deal of a generation”, this new free trade agreement will significantly expand the potential importing and exporting partners and opportunities for many Canadian businesses – both large and small.   Here’s a

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Legal Update: The Sandwich Generation – 5 Employer FAQs About “Family Status” Accommodation
By Amanda Nash October  6, 2015

Membership in the “sandwich generation” no longer means an employee who brown bags her lunch; it means one who’s squeezed between raising her children on one side, while at the same time caring for her aging parents on the other side. And with school back in, and cold and flu season just around the corner,

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McInnes Cooper’s Trent Skanes in Charlottetown’s Chamber Business Magazine: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – The Top 3 Lessons Organizations Can Learn from Year 1
By Trent Skanes October  2, 2015

Our CASL Team has helped clients create and implement Canadian privacy legislation compliance programs – including for Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL). In his recent article, McInnes Cooper’s Trent Skanes takes a look at the first year of CASL enforcement and identifies the three lessons that every organization should learn from the non-compliance of others. Read Trent’s article, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): The

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McInnes Cooper’s Darren Stratton and Megan Sheppard in Management Rights Journal: Bad Faith and Unfair Dealing in Employee Dismissal: Seven Lessons in Seven Years
By Darren Stratton, Megan Sheppard October  2, 2015

Our Labour and Employment lawyers understand it’s important for employers to track bigger trends in employment law and understand their practical impact. McInnes Cooper lawyers Darren Stratton and Megan Sheppard have tracked compensation for an employer’s conduct in dismissing an employee in the seven years since the Supreme Court of Canada last visited the issue, and offer seven lessons

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Legal Update: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): The Top 3 Lessons Businesses Can Learn from Year 1
By Trent Skanes September 29, 2015

The anti-spam sections of Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) took effect on July 1, 2014 amidst hype, controversy and dire warnings. Were they justified? Maybe. Here are the top three lessons that organizations can learn with the first year of CASL under our belts:   Take it Seriously. Between March 5 and June 29, 2015, the

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McInnes Cooper’s Greg MacLean in the GMCC’s Chamber Vision: Ask the Expert – How Should I Structure My Business?
By Gregory A. MacLean September 28, 2015

Our lawyers understand that small business is the backbone of Atlantic Canada’s economy. Helping Atlantic Canadian business grow is among our greatest accomplishments. One of the first decisions a small business owner must make is how to structure the business. In this practical article, McInnes Cooper lawyer Greg MacLean talks about the three most common ways to

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McInnes Cooper’s Shivani Chopra in The Chronicle Herald’s Cream: Voting in Canada – A Reminder of Employers’ Obligations to Employees
By Shivani Chopra September 25, 2015

Our lawyers strive to provide you with relevant and practical information. On Monday, October 19, 2015,  Canadians will head to the polls to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42ndParliament of Canada. The Canada Elections Act gives certain rights to employees – while imposing certain obligations on employers – on polling day to make their

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Legal Alert: Liens v. Trust Claims – SCC Says Filing a Lien Bond Does Not Preclude Trust Remedy in Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel
By Harvey L. Morrison, John Kulik, John V. O'Dea, Matthew T. Hayes September 21, 2015

On September 18, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed, in Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel, that subcontractors have two separate and distinct rights under the Manitoba Builder’s Lien Act: (1) to file a lien claim against the land; and/or (2) to make a  statutory construction trust claim. The filing of

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McInnes Cooper’s Atlantic Canada Lien Legislation Chart
September 21, 2015

Our lawyers have compiled this convenient chart of comparing the key construction lien legislation provisions across Atlantic Canada. View the chart here.

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Legal Alert: Voting in Canada – A Reminder of Employers’ Obligations to Employees
By Shivani Chopra September 21, 2015

On Monday, October 19, 2015 – after the longest election campaign in modern Canadian history – Canadians will have their opportunity to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42nd Parliament of Canada. While Canadians can take advantage of advance voting between October 9 and 12, 2015 from noon to 8 p.m., the

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Legal Update: The Outsiders – Ontario Court Can Hear Lawsuit for Recognition & Enforcement of Ecuador Court’s Judgment Against US Natural Resource Company & Distant Canadian Subsidiary in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje
By Daniel Watt, Elizabeth McIsaac September 17, 2015

On September 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada stated unambiguously that for an Ontario court to have the jurisdiction to recognize and enforce the judgment of a foreign (i.e., any non-Ontario) court, the claimant doesn’t have to establish a “real and substantial connection” between the dispute or the judgment debtor named in the foreign

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Legal Alert: NS Takes One More Step Toward Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPP)
By Hugh Wright, Kiersten Amos, Rhea McGarva September 14, 2015

On September 10, 2015, NS took one more step toward moving Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) from theory to practice in NS by seeking public input on draft Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) Regulations and related amendments to the Pension Benefits Regulations. NS may see the provisions regarding PRPPs proclaimed in force by early 2016.

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University of Calgary, The School of Public Policy Research Paper – Canada, The Law of the Sea Treaty and International Payments: Where Will the Money Come From?
By Wylie Spicer September  8, 2015

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea requires parties, of which Canada is one, to make payments in respect of oil production on their continental shelves beyond 200 miles. Canada may be the first to make these required payments – anticipated to be millions of dollars annually. In this SPP Research Paper

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McInnes Cooper’s Kiersten Amos in The Chronicle Herald’s Cream: 5 Hot Tips to Help Employers Manage Office Romances
By Kiersten Amos August 24, 2015

Romantic relationships between co-workers often blossom during the short summer months. They are unavoidable — but can affect the workplace and pose challenges for employers while in full bloom and after it’s faded. McInnes Cooper lawyer Kiersten Amos examines the workplace impact and the legal implications of workplace romance, and offers 5 hot tips to help

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McInnes Cooper’s Denis Mahoney in The OGM: New East Coast Offshore OH&S Regime – 3 Key Changes Add Clarity
By Denis Mahoney August 21, 2015

Our lawyers know our clients look to us for information on how legal developments affect their business. In his recent article, New East Coast Offshore OH&S Regime – 3 Key Changes Add Clarity, McInnes Cooper partner Denis Mahoney identifies the three key changes the federal Offshore Health and Safety Act  made to achieve clarification of the roles and

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