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Pensions and Benefits Part 2: Key Case-Law Developments in Canada

December 18, 2018

A.M. Pension Blog

As discussed at our last A.M. Pension Webinar on December 11, 2018, there have been a number of significant legislative and case-law developments in the area of pensions and benefits law in 2018. In Part I of a two-part blog...

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SME Blockchain Primer

December 10, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Recognizing the growing importance of distributed ledger technology (commonly known as “Blockchain”) for businesses of all sizes, on December 5, 2018, Miller Thomson LLP published its latest edition of Proof of Stake, a publication dedicated to practical legal considerations when...

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Pensions and Benefits Part 1: Key Legislative Developments in Ontario and the Federal Jurisdiction

December 6, 2018

A.M. Pension Blog

There have been a number of significant legislative and case-law developments in the area of pensions and benefits law in 2018. In Part I of a two-part blog post, we highlight some of the key legislative developments in Ontario and...

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Social Media Postings Can Be Used Against You in Family Law Proceedings

December 4, 2018 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

Billions of users of social media networks regularly share their personal lives on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. The content posted on social media networks may be unsecured, accessible by others, and permanently recorded. For these reasons,...

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Who is the Lessee? Whoever the Lessor Can Sue to Enforce the Lease – An Update on Insurer Priority of Third Party Claims Involving Lessors

November 27, 2018 | Lyndsay Reuvers-Hone

MT Insurance Law Blog

Who can a lessor sue to enforce a lease? In a recent decision on priority of payment in a motor vehicle tort action, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice resolved the priority dispute by answering this question. In Aviva Insurance...

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What are Section 7 Expenses?

November 20, 2018 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

In a previous piece (available here), we discussed parents’ obligations to pay child support in respect of only the Basic Monthly Amount.  This piece considers the obligations in respect of Section 7 Expenses. As a recap, each of the Federal...

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Three Important Things to Know about Basic Monthly Child Support

November 6, 2018 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

The federal and Ontario governments share responsibility for family law in Ontario.  Some child support guidelines are under federal law, while others are under provincial law.  If you are divorced or have applied for a divorce, the Federal Child Support...

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Implementing Privacy by Design

November 5, 2018 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

“Privacy by design” (“PbD”) is not a new concept but one that has been receiving increasing attention and legal clout in Canada, Europe,and around the world. Broadly speaking, it requires designing a system or process in a manner that protects...

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FSCO Targeted Reviews – An Update

November 1, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

As we discussed in our April post, in late 2017, the Ontario pension regulator, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”), announced that it was undertaking a series of “targeted reviews” of selected pension plans. FSCO recently released the results of...

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OPC Releases Mandatory Breach Reporting Guidance

November 1, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Catherine Bate, David Krebs, Katherine Barbacki

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On October 29, 2018, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) published the final version of its guidelines in connection with mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards (the “Guidelines”), ahead of the coming into force of the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (the “Regulations”)...

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