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Revoking a charity’s registration: The standard of review

July 24, 2020

Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 10, Number 3, August 2020, 10-11

In Ark Angel Foundation v. Canada (National Revenue) (2019 FCA 21), the minister’s decision to revoke the charitable status of the Ark Angel Foundation was upheld, apparently on the basis that the foundation had insufficient control and oversight over the use of...

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Eric Charleston is quoted in Canadian Underwriter on the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s COVID-19 business interruption test case

July 20, 2020

Canadian Underwriter

Charleston was interviewed in the context of separate but related issue in France. The Tribunal de Commerce de Paris recently ruled against French insurer AXA over a BI dispute with a restaurant that closed this past March because of the...

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Eric Charleston is quoted in Canadian Underwriter on COVID-19 Business Interruption coverage

July 20, 2020

Canadian Underwriter

“We are warning our clients that any ambiguities regarding how public authority or administrative closure provisions are worded are likely to be interpreted against the insurers,” said Eric Charleston, Toronto-based associate with Miller Thomson LLP, who provides coverage advice to...

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Product Liability and AI: Who’s Really at Fault?

July 9, 2020 | Toronto

Legal Business World, World Legal Summit Special Edition, p. 82 - 84

The article focuses on the liability implications for artificial intelligence solutions and strategies to mitigate this risk. Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming ever-present in our society. We see Chat-bots deployed to communicate with clients and autonomous vehicles (AVs) utilized...

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Chris Blom quoted in Sportsnet article on a class action lawsuit against the CHL

June 30, 2020 | Toronto

Sportsnet, "If certified, CHL class action likely years away from being resolved"

On June 18, a statement of claim was issued against the three leagues that comprise the Canadian Hockey League, the CHL itself and the 60 teams that compete under the CHL banner. The statement of claim was filed on behalf of the...

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Why workplace diversity and inclusion matter

June 30, 2020 | Toronto

Canadian Consulting Engineer

Diversity and inclusion are more than just buzzwords; they are an important business strategy for engineering firms. Confronted with the reality that huge numbers of baby boomers are retiring, the construction industry overall is experiencing widening gaps in its workforce. BuildForce...

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Adam Stephens quoted in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announcement

June 26, 2020 | Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto

"Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announces new Chair and Board for 2020-21"

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (CBHFM) is pleased to announce its 2020-21 Board of Directors, including the appointment of Jeremy Diamond, CEO of Myseum of Toronto, as Board Chair for a four year term. “Jeremy is an...

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Straight Talk: Recent Trends in Canadian M&A (Issue 2, 2020)

June 18, 2020

Issue 2 2020 of this quarterly publication is now available, offering an interview with an M&A expert, a summary review of Q1 2020 Canadian M&A activity and highlights of our recent work.

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Roger Lepage quoted in Lawyer’s Daily article on landmark SCC ruling on minority language education rights

June 12, 2020 | Regina

The Lawyers Daily, "SCC issues landmark ruling on minority language education rights, Charter justification and damages"

Roger Lepage comments on this landmark SCC ruling, in which he was co-counsel with Peter Bergbusch and Jonathan Martin for the Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones, calling the judgment “a landmark decision regarding the positive obligation of provinces and...

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Nicole Byres comments in BIV article on how businesses are dealing with COVID-19

June 10, 2020

Business in Vancouver, "Law firms help navigate uncharted waters"

The article focuses on the rise of COVID-19 related queries that lawyers are fielding as businesses start to re-open. Nicole Byres, Partner in our Labour & Employment Group, remarks on some of the common employment law issues and how employers...

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