Jennifer Babe

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COVID-19 Financial Services Update: electronic chattel paper amendments to the PPSA come into force in Ontario

The amendments to the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (“PPSA”) and the Electronic Commerce Act that enable perfection by control of electronic chattel paper  (“ECP”)  came into  force on May 15, 2020. This is an especially important change during the COVID-19 emergency...

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Ontario is Consulting on Possible Business Law Amendments

On October 11, 2019 the Ministry of Consumer and Government Services posted some of the recommendations for changes to Ontario’s business laws proposed by its Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council (the “Council”). The Council is a group of...

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Twelfth edition of Sale of a Business published

The 12th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, has now been released. One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this comprehensive, step-by-step...

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Ontario Bill 154: Perfection by VIN

On September 14th Ontario Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 passed first reading.   The Bill has various Schedules with the names of each Ministry responsible for the statutes being amended or provisions repealed by each Schedule. Schedule 9, the schedule that deals...

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CASL, July 1, 2017 and Why You May Need to Purge Your Electronic Mailing List

You are likely getting a flurry of emails asking you to provide the sender CASL (Canada’s anti-spam legislation) consent. You got similar consent requests before July 1, 2014 when CASL first came into effect. Now you are getting more such...

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CASL, July 1, 2017 and Why You May Need to Purge Your Electronic Mailing List

You are likely getting a flurry of emails asking you to provide the sender CASL (Canada’s anti-spam legislation) consent. You got similar consent requests before July 1, 2014 when CASL first came into effect. Now you are getting more such...

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Two Ontario Law Reform Changes of Note to Lenders and Lessors

On March 22, 2017  Ontario Bill 27, the Burden Reduction Act, 2017  (“BRA”) went into force and, among other things, this legislation made two changes of note to lenders and lessors. Waiver of Receipt of PPSA Registrations Your present forms...

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Law Reform Recommendations of Ontario’s Business Law Advisory Council to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services

The Business Law Advisory Council (the “Council”) was established by the Government of Ontario in 2016 to review Ontario’s corporate and commercial legislation and to provide advice to the Government on priorities to reform that legislation. The Fall 2016 Report...

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Bulk Sales in Ontario: Good and Bad News

The good news: On June 9th, Bill 218 passed first reading. This Bill amends over fifty Ontario statutes, so you might have missed that Ontario is repealing its Bulk Sales Act (“BSA”). Ontario is the last Canadian province or territory...

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One-on-one with Jennifer Babe

Ontario for Practical Law Canada

Jennifer Babe discusses financial business law reform efforts in Ontario.

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Repealing the Five Year Cap on Ontario PPSA Registrations for “Consumer Goods” Collateral: Good News for Lenders and Lessors

Ontario Bill 91, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact and amend various Acts, received Royal Assent on June 4, 2015. The official short title of the legislation is the Building Ontario Up Act (Budget Measures), 2015 (the “Budget...

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What You Need to Know About CASL Computer Program Installation Provisions

The CASL provisions regulating the installation of computer programs come into force on January 15, 2015. Read about the CASL computer program installation provisions and the effect these provisions may have on your business.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”): It’s the Law on July 1, 2014 – Questions for Directors to Ask

CPA's The Directors Series

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”): It’s the Law on July 1, 2014 – Questions for Directors to Ask

CPA's The NFP Director Alerts

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Kathryn Frelick and Jennifer Babe quoted in Globe and Mail article on CASL

The Globe and Mail, "New anti-spam law ‘a big deal’ for small businesses"

Small businesses are scrambling to make sure they’re compliant with new anti-spam legislation taking effect on July 1 that will impact how they drum up future sales. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is a tough new law meant to crack down on unwanted...

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The Ontario Payday Loans Act, 2008 amendments and new regulations should not affect not-for-profit lenders

In the fall of 2013, the Ontario government sought comments on a proposed new regulation under the Payday Loans Act, 2008 (the “Act”) that was largely aimed at the use of short repayment term lines of credit by those seeking...

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The Impact of CASL for CFLA members

Jennifer Babe of Miller Thomson’s Canadian Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) group recently wrote an article reviewing the potential impact and consequences on marketing under CASL for those in the finance and leasing industry. The article, written for the Canadian Finance &...

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: It’s Time to Prepare

Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) is coming into force in less than seven months. CASL will most likely apply to you and your organization. On December 4, 2013, the Government of Canada announced that Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) will come into...

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Anti-spam legislation: Are we there yet?

The Hilborn Group

At a conference held in June 2013, Industry Canada representatives said that they expected Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the final Industry Canada Regulation would be proclaimed in the fall of 2013 and that there would be eight to 12...

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Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Payday Loans Act may impact micro-loans

Charities that engage in charitable micro-lending programs (both inside and outside Canada) need to be aware of a proposed amendment to the regulations under the Ontario Payday Loans Act, 2008 (the “Act”) which could have significant implications. The proposed amendment...

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Vehicle Identification Numbers vs. Debtor Names: We Can Improve Accuracy for PPSA and RDPRM Computer Databases

Banking and Finance Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 4

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Pushing for Perfection by VINs Despite Debtor Name Issues

Banking and Finance Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 4, August 2012

Article published with help from Wende Rapson, Tony Duggan, and Warren Barnard.

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Credit Check

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The Motor Vehicle Dealer Act, 2002: an act with national impact for the automotive industry

Business Law Journal

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PPSA Practices for Insolvency Practitioners and the Status of its Legislation Reform in Ontario

The Canadian Institute's 8th Annual Advanced Insolvency Law & Practice

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Bill C-25: Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorism Financing Act (« The Act »)

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New Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporation Act Promised

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