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HTMLKey Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
In June 2014, just before breaking for the summer, Canada’s parliament passed major amendments to the federal Citizenship Act. While many of the changes have not yet come into force, potential citizenship applicants should be paying close attention.

 

HTMLChanges to Auditor Oversight Rules
Tiffany Lee Bianchi; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
On July 17, 2014 the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced that it was repealing and replacing National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight (the “Instrument”) and its companion policy with the purpose of contributing to public confidence in the integrity of financial...

 

HTMLWill the new Crowdfunding Exemption Open the Floodgates for Start-up Financing?
Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
In March of this year, the Ontario Securities Commission published a proposed new exemption from the prospectus filing requirement to permit equity-based Crowdfunding in Ontario. The proposed exemption was open for comment until June 18. There has been a fair amount of “buzz” about...

 

Adobe PDFStreamlined Venture Issuer Disclosure?
Tiffany Lee Bianchi, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
The CSA recently published a notice and request for comment regarding proposed amendments to the continuous disclosure obligations and audit committees of venture issuers the “Venture Issuer Amendments”). This is a follow on initiative to the CSA’s previous more comprehensive...

 

HTMLWhere Disability Affects Performance: A Delicate Minefield for Employers
Karin Pagé; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
To what extent is an employer required to accommodate an employee who is unable, due to illness or disability, to meet the requirements of his or her job? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question as it will be highly dependent on the facts in each situation.

 

HTMLRetailers Win Round One in Quebec Signage Battle
Jennifer E. McKay; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
French has been the official language of commerce in the province of Quebec since 1977 when Quebec’s Charter of the French Language (“the Charter”) came into force. According to the Charter, French must be given equal or greater prominence to any other language on all public...

 

Adobe PDFPotential Structures for Canadians Acquiring U.S. Real Estate Property
Jonathan M. Charron; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
This article summarizes potential ways to structure or restructure the ownership of personal - use real property situated in the U.S. for Canadians, the purpose of which is to reduce or eliminate potential exposure to U.S. taxation.

 

HTMLEnhanced Capital Raising Opportunities for Ontario Based Corporations
David Lowdon; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) recently published a notice and request for comment containing an update of the OSC’s exempt market review and the proposed exemptions that might result from that review. One of the proposed exemptions is a new offering memorandum...

 

HTMLBetter Capital Raising Opportunities for Small Businesses and Start-Ups
David Lowdon; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
The first source of funding for many small businesses or start-ups is the owner’s network of family, friends and business associates. While other jurisdictions have a prospectus exemption catering to this fundraising opportunity, for several years Ontario has not. The Ontario Securities...

 

HTMLCanada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: More Controversy, More Change
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
The Canadian federal government has wasted no time in responding to the controversy surrounding McDonalds’ alleged abuse of the temporary foreign worker program. A moratorium on the food services sector’s access to temporary foreign workers was swiftly imposed. Employment Minister Jason...

 


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