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Beware: Recommencement of limitations periods and procedural timelines in Ontario on September 14, 2020

Please beware that on August 20, 2020, the Ontario government (the “Government”) issued a news release providing that the order pertaining to the suspensions of limitations period made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.9...

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Redemption in a receivership

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court”)  in the receivership proceedings of The Clover on Yonge Inc.[1] (the “Clover Project”) has addressed the question of whether a debtor in receivership can avoid a...

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Protection for tenants/borrowers

The Ontario government enacted the Protecting Small Business Act, 2020 (the “PSBA”), effective June 18, 2020, which amended Ontario’s Commercial Tenancies Act (“CTA”) and created greater incentive for commercial landlords to participate in the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”)...

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Bellatrix Exploration: Why a charge sometimes just isn’t enough

A recent decision in the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) proceedings of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.[1] (“Bellatrix”) serves as a useful reminder to professionals that a court-ordered charge may not be enough to ensure their fees will be paid at the...

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Lender ‘know your client’ diligence—compliance with Canadian sanctions laws

In light of the continuing globalization of trade and international cross border financing arrangements, it is critical to determine if a transaction is prohibited by sanctions laws. Under Canadian and international law, there are a variety of sanctions laws that...

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Ontario Court of Appeal confirms the priority of secured construction lenders’ subsequent advances in face of execution creditors’ notice of writ

Some more good news for secured construction lenders. In a decision rendered April 9, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that the priority of subsequent advances by lenders holding a charge of real property will not be defeated...

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COVID-19 Financial Services Update: Pre-packaged sale transactions

As Canadian businesses continue to grapple with decreased cash flow as a result of COVID-19, many are looking for ways to generate cash and remain viable. One such way is to sell non-core assets or divisions through a pre-packaged sale...

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Ch-ch-changes: Saskatchewan’s PPSA amendments are here

In late 2018, the Saskatchewan Legislature introduced Bill 151 to amend The Personal Property Security Act, 1993 (Saskatchewan) (the “PPSA”). Our Saskatchewan Financial Services team spent the next many months analyzing the amendments and explaining them in a series of Financial...

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Protection for suppliers

The BC Supreme Court’s decision in Soccer Express Trading Corp. (Re), 2020 BCSC 749 shows some possible protections for critical suppliers under the CCAA When a company files for protection from its creditors, a supplier to that company who has...

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COVID-19 Financial Services Update: use of cash deposits in Québec

The situation created by the spread of COVID-19 will have a significant impact on the cashflow of several businesses as a result of a reduction in sales and, consequently, of accounts receivable and cash balances. While government support measures certainly...

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COVID-19 Resources

We have written on a variety of topics to help identify the pertinent issues, understand the legal implications, minimize risk exposure and manage legal obligations.

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Financial Services & Insolvency Communiqué

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