Matthew G. Smith

Associate | Toronto


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Competitiveness Restored: Ontario Passes Legislation to Lower Business Costs and Increase Flexibility for Employers

On April 3, 2019, Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 (“Bill 66”) received Royal Assent and became law. Bill 66 is an omnibus bill, amending several provincial acts, including Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and the Labour Relations...


The Construction Act: Construction Lien Actions in the Small Claims Court

On December 12, 2017, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 received Royal Assent. The Construction Lien Act became the Construction Act (the “Act”). Under the Act, effective July 1, 2018 and subject to the Act’s grandfathering rules, construction lien claims...