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Monday, 09 February 2015 11:19

Honesty is now the law in Canada

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgLate in 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew . Harish Bhasin, who had a business that sold educational savings plans to the public, had a long-standing relationship with the wholesaler Canadian American Financial Corp. to sell its registered investments.
John Ratchford says there are two kinds of risk posed by social media — inappropriate use and failure to engage.
John Ratchford says there are two kinds of risk posed by social media — inappropriate use and failure to engage.
When a crisis hits, in-house counsel can be an important part of the risk management team and that includes paying close attention to the risk to be managed in social media.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Feb.9_Screen-Shot_The_View__Mary_Martin.jpgIn the third of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Mary Martin, executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary Metrolinx, talks about the 10-year program that will be keeping her department busy for the next 10 years, and how she handles the procurement of legal services.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Cover-Robert-Hemstock.jpgIn the second of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Robert Hemstock, executive vice president, regulatory and legal services at Enmax Corp. talks about initiatives the company is engaged in for 2015 and how the legal department manages external counsel.
Ronald Snyder says the decision ‘completely reshapes the law of employment dismissals in this country.’
Ronald Snyder says the decision ‘completely reshapes the law of employment dismissals in this country.’
A Federal Court of Appeal decision eight months in the making is being called a “monumental decision” that “essentially overturns almost 40 years of arbitral law.”
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:00

Predictions for 2015

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_F.Garcia.jpgFor last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
― T.S. Eliot
‘There are still companies out there who are not changing their habits,’ says Kevin MacNeill.
‘There are still companies out there who are not changing their habits,’ says Kevin MacNeill.
Two directors of a company in Ontario have received jail time and a $250,000 fine for violations that led to the death of a warehouse worker.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgChina contains roughly 20 per cent of the world’s population. It has the world’s second-largest economy by nominal GDP, the world’s fastest-growing consumer market, and it is the largest exporter of goods and the second largest importer of goods in the world.  It is not surprising then that companies conclude that to be truly successful on a global scale they need to have a well thought out China strategy.
Monday, 12 January 2015 11:42

Quebec Innu win right to sue Rio Tinto

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Quebec’s appeal court handed hands victory to First Nations in their lawsuit against Rio Tinto subsidiary Iron Ore Co. of Canada.
Quebec’s appeal court handed hands victory to First Nations in their lawsuit against Rio Tinto subsidiary Iron Ore Co. of Canada.
An Innu First Nations group in Quebec has won a battle in the Quebec Court of Appeal over the right to proceed with a $900-million lawsuit against a subsidiary of mining giant Rio Tinto.
Monday, 05 January 2015 08:00

2015 Top 10 trends in corporate governance

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_richard-leblanc.jpg2015 is shaping up to be a year where boards, once again, will be under intense pressure and scrutiny to get it right. Here is my list of trends and key issues, along with what boards are, or should be doing in response.
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