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With a professional commitment to sharing insights and advancing an understanding of legal developments and trends, Miller Thomson’s lawyers are regular contributors to legal and business publications in Canada and internationally.

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Immigration Option for Entrepreneurs: Federal Start-up Visa Program

November 20, 2019 | Toronto

FCBB (Federation of Canadian Brazilian Businesses) blog

Co-authored with Eliane Leal da Silva, Miller Thomson Business Advisor Canada has a lively startup ecosystem that has achieved worldwide recognition. Home-based successes are now stimulating a forthcoming generation of entrepreneurs, and the Canadian Government offers a variety of programs to...

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Ontario changes immigration laws to tackle truck driver shortage

November 19, 2019 | Toronto

The Lawyer's Daily

Earlier this year, the Ontario government introduced changes to the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 that included a new immigration stream for transport truck drivers. Under this new stream, individuals intending to live in Ontario and work as transport truck drivers may now qualify...

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Mary Childs quoted in Business in Vancouver article on access to justice

November 7, 2019 | Vancouver

Business in Vancouver, "Small businesses caught in legal missing middle"

Social Impact lawyer Mary Childs comments in an article on access to justice for small businesses. She also recently took part in a panel on “Bridging the Access to Justice Gap: How Business Lawyers Can Contribute”, hosted by the University...

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Cybersecurity Risks in Medical Devices – Health Canada Adopts Guidance Document

November 6, 2019 | Saskatoon

Canadian Privacy Law Review (posted with permission from LexisNexis)

Cybersecurity and data breaches are topics of high concern for Canadians. As discussed in previous blog articles, data breaches in Canada, North America and Europe have illustrated how financially motivated hackers and human error can put personal data at risk,...

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Philipp Park, new Managing Partner of Miller Thomson’s Montréal office, interviewed by Droit.inc

October 21, 2019

Droit-Inc., "Un nouveau boss pour Miller Thomson à Montréal"

In this interview, Philipp Park discusses the context of his appointment following the sudden death of his predecessor, Pierre Paquet, the value of human capital and the firm’s corporate culture. To read the interview (in French only), click here.

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Key Trends from the CVCA’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Canadian Market Overview for H1 2019

September 30, 2019

The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“CVCA”) released its H1 2019 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview (the “Report”). The Report illustrates the main trends in Venture Capital (“VC”) and Private Equity (“PE”) activity in Canada during the...

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Mike Walker quoted in CBA National article on the changing law firm environment

September 24, 2019 | Vancouver

CBA National, "Corner office shakeup"

The article discusses how law firms are reimagining workspaces and moving towards more a collaborative office environment: Mike Walker, former managing partner of Miller Thomson’s Vancouver office, says his firm is focused on modernizing its approach to the legal profession,...

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Myron Mallia-Dare quoted in CBA article on the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on the legal industry

September 18, 2019 | Toronto

CBA/ABC National, "Between fear and hype"

As yesterday’s science fiction quickly becomes today’s reality, society is left struggling with the practical applications of the new tools and possibilities. Given the disruption already witnessed in other sectors, the question that inevitably surfaces is how much tools based...

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Miller Thomson named among top Prairie firms by Canadian Lawyer

September 16, 2019 | Regina, Saskatoon

Canadian Lawyer, "Adapting to the modern world: Top 10 Prairie Firms"

Miller Thomson was chosen as one of the top firms in Saskatchewan in a recent Canadian Lawyer survey. Lawyers, in-house counsel and clients across Canada were asked to rank firms on the basis of regional service coverage, client base, notable mandates, service...

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Danielle Bush quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily on gambling infraction by electronic game manufacturer

August 28, 2019 | Toronto

The Lawyer's Daily, "Randomness in prize winning makes bar game illegal, rules Ontario Appeal Court"

The article concerns an Ontario Court of Appeal decision which deemed an electronic terminal game to be illegal because prize allocation involved both skill and chance. “At trial level, the court held that the random nature of the prize allocation...

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