• Jurisdictional Differences in Real Estate Security and Enforcement
    November 28, 2022
    David Gruber spoke at the 2022 CBA Insolvency Law Conference in Toronto. He appeared on a panel that discussed what lenders and borrowers need to consider when dealing with real estate security, including how to value, protect and enforce.
  • Stalling on Anti-Corruption in Canada
    November 25, 2022
    Sabrina Bandali comments in CBA National magazine on the state of confronting corruption in Canada. She says that foreign bribery case law is thin on the ground in Canada and its scarcity feeds a vicious cycle. With little in the case law to go on, businesses struggle to know precisely what the law requires of them.
  • Canada Draws a Line on Critical Minerals, But Leaves Unanswered Questions
    November 14, 2022
    Sander Grieve and Zee Derwa comment in The Northern Miner (TNM) on the Canadian government's new approach to Chinese investment in Canada’s critical minerals sector. The new policy says that significant transactions by foreign SOEs in the sector will only be approved on an exceptional basis. 
  • U.K. Decision May Influence Canadian Directors Fiduciary Duty Regarding Creditors
    November 09, 2022
    Preet Gill speaks with Canadian Lawyer about how even though the landmark decision of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in BTI2014 LLC v. Sequana SA appears to fly in the face of Canadian law, directors may still feel its impact on the exercise of their fiduciary duty as it relates to creditors.
  • Keeping an Eye on Future Growth: Fall Economic Statement 2022
    November 07, 2022
    Anne McLellan joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss whether the message Canada's Minister of Finance is sending in the Fall Economic Statement is clear—as the federal government tries to help struggling Canadians without fanning the flames of inflation.
  • The Need to Fast Track Canada's 'Onerous' Regulatory Regime for Energy and Mining Projects
    November 07, 2022
    Martin Ignasiak and Jessica Kennedy speak with Law.Com about Canada's regulatory regime for energy and mining projects. Canada's deputy prime minister's recently indicated the federal government is ready to fast-track energy and mining projects to address longstanding hurdles in the regulatory process that hamper investment and economic development.
  • Bank of Canada Did 'The Right Thing' By Increasing Interest Rate Quickly
    November 01, 2022
    In an interview on CTV’s Question Period, David Dodge says the current head of the central bank made the right decision to increase the key interest rate as quickly as he did in an effort to staunch inflation.
  • Interest Rates and Inflation: Balancing the Risks
    October 31, 2022
    David Dodge appears on Power & Politics to discuss the Bank of Canada's latest interest rate increase and overall monetary policy. He says the Bank is now engaged in a balancing act of lowering inflation through higher rates—and the risk of not doing enough is greater than the risk of doing too much.
  • The Intersection of Merger Reviews and National Security Regimes
    October 28, 2022
    Adam Kalbfleisch spoke as a panelist at the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Fall Conference in Ottawa on October 20. The Lawyer's Daily covered the event.
  • Why the Bank of Canada's Independence is "Fundamentally Crucial"
    October 28, 2022
    John Manley joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss Canada's latest GDP data, the effects of inflation and why the Bank of Canada's independence is "fundamentally crucial" for confidence in the country's economy.
  • Mission Possible for Steve and Jenn Major as CEEA '71 Chairs
    October 17, 2022
    Daily Oil Bulletin (DOB) reflects on the leadership of Steve and Jenn Major as Chairs of the 71st Canadian Energy Executive Association (CEEA) over the past year, with their term having concluded on October 1, 2022.
  • Geopolitics, Critical Minerals and Attracting Investment in Canada
    October 14, 2022
    Sander Grieve comments in Lexpert's 2022 Special Edition on Mining on the increasing focus on geopolitical risks as the race to secure critical metals keeps picking up speed. Sander says that Canada, along with the United States and Australia, is a desirable country for finding and producing both critical minerals and precious metals.
  • Interest Rates in a Supply-Constrained World
    October 12, 2022
    David Dodge joins BNN Bloomberg to comment on how Canada and the U.S. are in a supply-constrained situation – unlike the demand-constrained scenario of 2010-2020 – and that interest rates will remain higher for that reason. He says the central banks are working under great uncertainty, and sees a terminal rate of 4-4.25 per cent in Canada as a likely outcome of the ongoing rate hikes.
  • M&A Deals in Mining: "Demand is There"
    October 12, 2022
    Sander Grieve comments in Lexpert's 2022 Special Edition on Mining on how market volatility and uncertainty about the economy might impact dealmaking in the mining sector. “Some of the pressure has come off price,” he says, but “there’s also the expectation that this is a temporary effect of where we are right now, which seems to be an inflation story.” 
  • Are You Ready? Deadline for Electronic Monitoring Policies Almost Here
    October 11, 2022
    Talia Bregman speaks with Canadian HR Reporter on the looming October 11, 2022 deadline for workplaces with 25 or more employees in Ontario to create a written electronic monitoring policy.
  • John Manley on Getting Inflation Under Control
    October 11, 2022
    John Manley joins CBC's Power & Politics to weigh in on Canadian GDP, interest rate increases by the Bank of Canada and U.S. Federal Reserve, the prospects of a recession and what all of this could mean for the federal government.
  • What Canada Needs to Get Economy on Track
    September 26, 2022
    Anne McLellan speaks with the Financial Post in a video interview about what Canada needs to get the economy on track. Anne talks about how important it is for all political parties to work together and find solutions for affordability and housing, and to create opportunities in a net zero economy. This needs to be done by creating an inclusive, sustainable economy that is focused on long-term growth.
  • Moonlighting in Spotlight With Return to Office
    September 22, 2022
    James Heelan comments in Canadian HRReporter on what employers should consider if employees who are returning to the office are moonlighting on the side. He says some issues will likely arise, but employers have to be careful "that they remain competitive, and that they remain a desirable place to work."
  • Craig Garbe on Process for Condominium Corporation Termination
    September 21, 2022
    Craig Garbe comments in Law Times on section 124 of Ontario’s Condominium Act, 1998, which provides a mechanism that permits the termination of a condominium with the sale of the entire property.
  • A Shift in Class Actions Sequencing
    September 13, 2022
    Michael Eizenga is featured in Lexpert's Legal Insights on the changing culture of Canadian class action litigation. He describes the changes to class actions proceedings in Canadian courts and the impact and potential benefit of these developments, particularly in Ontario and British Columbia.
  • John Manley on the Job Market in Canada
    September 09, 2022
    John Manley appears live on BNN Bloomberg to comment on Canada's August 2022 jobs report, the impact of interest rate increases and the likelihood of a soft landing for the economy. He also speaks about the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll.
  • Law Times: Ontario Employers Should Review Employment Contracts Now
    September 08, 2022
    Talia Bregman comments in Law Times on why Ontario employers should review their employment contracts now. She says that, “If an employment contract, particularly one based on a standard form, has not been updated in the last six months to reflect recent changes in the law, there is a very good chance that some of its key terms are no longer enforceable in Ontario.”
  • Family Office Investing Strategies and Legal Risks
    September 06, 2022
    Curtis Cusinato comments in Postmedia's Canadian Family Offices on the complex legal issues that can arise for family offices in Canada when investing.
  • ESG Views on Boards Move From Liability Concerns to Long-Term Sustainability
    August 10, 2022
    Radha Curpen speaks with Canadian Lawyer about how boards of directors’ attitudes toward matters of ESG have changed over the years, moving from a concern focused on potential liability to sustainability.
  • Feds Shouldn't Add 'Fuel to the Fire' as Inflation Soars: David Dodge
    July 29, 2022
    David Dodge appears on BNN Bloomberg to talk about why Canada's federal government needs to “postpone some of the expenditure enhancements” from the last budget in order to help get inflation back under control.

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