Required to Register as a Lobbyist? Another 2020 Surprise for...

2020 has been marked by a series of significant public health and economic actions by both the federal and provincial governments in Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In developing these policies, governments engaged and continue to engage with business groups, unions, social groups, and non-governmental agencies in Canada. They have received and continue to receive solicited and unsolicited representations from the public, including businesses, as the policies and programs evolve.

Nova Scotia Direction Provides Flexibility for Shareholder, Member and Director...

The Nova Scotia government has clarified how incorporated entities can meet both their statutory meeting obligations and abide by pandemic-related public health orders.

Supreme Court of Canada sets out New Framework in Assessing...

What is the “standard of review”? In considering a challenge to the decision of an arbitrator, tribunal or other administrative body, whether by appeal or judicial review, this is always a fundamental question. Yet, finding the right answer has remained one of the most confusing legal questions out there. This has resulted in seemingly inconsistent […]

SCC Upholds Inter-Provincial Liquor Trade Restrictions: One Man’s Goodbye to...

On April 19, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its much anticipated decision in R v. Comeau, i.e. the “beer case”.