Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:01 Written by Laura Williams
From allegations of sexual harassment against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes to the court case against former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi stemming from complaints of abusive behaviour both inside and outside the workplace, recent high-profile cases of harassment and violence have made it clear that many organizations struggle to uphold appropriate standards of conduct within their ranks.
Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:01 Written by Stacy Rush, Giselle Chin and Andrew Kaikai
Two recent Patent Appeal Board decisions issued on behalf of the commissioner of patents in 2016 reflect the challenges in obtaining some types of software patents in Canada, especially claims to business methods and the like. Similar challenges are arising in the United States, which, since the decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, has made it more difficult to gain patent protection on certain software-related inventions.
Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:00 Written by Hubert Camirand and Daniel Baum
Canada’s cities will be the next frontier for risk-sharing public-private partnerships, bringing new players and new complications into the now well-tested infrastructure model. It’s been a slow start, with logistical and political obstacles to using outside groups to do the work that cities have traditionally carried out themselves. But some municipalities are commissioning private partnerships to build and operate new facilities or modernize creaking infrastructure, either because they are short of money or because they want someone else to shoulder the risks of construction delays or unexpectedly high maintenance and operating costs.
Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:00 Written by Robert Soccio
Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
It’s not often we profile a legal department the way we have in this issue, taking a look at the lawyers who make up the extraordinary team at Toronto Community Housing Corporation.