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Competition Bureau takes baby steps on its Big Data learning curve

  • December 14, 2017
  • Doug Beazley

Big Data is big business these days. The Competition Bureau put out a discussion paper this fall, seeking to open a conversation about the implications Big Data has for competition law. “Cautious” might be a byword for the Bureau’s approach.

Addressing corporate wrongdoing

  • December 14, 2017
  • Ann Macaulay

Proposed changes to the Integrity Regime for corporations appear to be a response to business and industry concerns about the severe consequences for companies that rely on government contracts who are found guilty of wrongdoing.

NAFTA assessment checklist: Preparing your organization for NAFTA 2.0

  • December 14, 2017
  • Heather Innes

The U.S. reopened negotiations on NAFTA and a whole bunch of Canadian companies were fine with that, saying it’s time the somewhat out of date trade provisions were reworked for the current climate. Heather Innes of LexSage Professional Corporation has some tips for preparing your company for NAFTA 2.0.

Managing the Trump effect

  • August 24, 2017
  • Ann Macaulay

Donald Trump has been president of the United States for just eight months but many Canadian lawyers have already started to see the impact of his protectionist policies on their practices. And that impact will likely continue to affect Canadian businesses and their lawyers as more policies are unveiled.

No logo: Marijuana bill nixes idea of Joe Cannabis or Tony the THC Tiger

  • May 25, 2017
  • Doug Beazley

It’s not over until the regulations are passed, but so far it looks Bill C-45 will make marijuana legal, but it won’t let vendors make it pretty, or appealing in any way. If the primary goal is to undercut the black market in pot, however, something may have to give.

Blockchain: Lawyers, take note

  • May 25, 2017
  • Kim Nayyer

Blockchain is the basis for the world’s best known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, but it has a much broader potential, and one for which the legal profession should be prepared. Blockchain is about trust without an intermediary. Now whose job is as a trusted intermediary, a holder of escrow, a seal of authenticity and validity? Sound like anyone you know?

Time to revitalize the business immigration program

  • May 25, 2017
  • Kim Covert

The Business Immigration Program is inadequate to support the goals of attracting and retaining key talent in today’s global marketplace, the CBA’s National Immigration Section said in a recent submission to government.

Skilled Lawyer Series 2017: The legal life cycle of a business

  • February 27, 2017

Lawyers have a role in business from start-up to wind-down. Our latest Skilled Lawyer Series looks at the legal life cycle of a business, eight webinars worth a total of 12 CPD hours helping you with everything from workforce planning to the ins and outs of raising seed capital. And don’t forget to check out our litigation series as well.

Netflix tax may be coming soon to Canada

  • February 27, 2017
  • Julie Sobowale

Netflix and chill may stop being a date-night bargain if rumoured plans to start taxing foreign-based streaming services go ahead. It’s a question of fairness, says one lawyer. If streaming services in Canada have to pay taxes, foreign services are reaping a competitive advantage.