Author Archives: Gavin Magrath

Interim Rules Concern Canadian Drone Operators

While anticipated regulations have not yet been published, the Minister has provided an Interim Order restricting the flight of recreational drones in Canada. Continue reading

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Purolator Stops Accepting Packages as Strike Looms

Purolator Courier announced today that it will not be accepting packages for delivery until further notice. The courier service will attempt to deliver all the packages currently in its pipeline. The move comes on the heels of a 72-hour strike … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Grants Leave in Trinity Western vs LSUC

The Supreme Court today announced that leave has been granted to appeal the decisions in Trinity Western University et al. v. Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University et al. The two appeals will be heard … Continue reading

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De-Listing Imminent for 3000 Canadian Non-Profits!

When the Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) came into force in 2011, it required all Federally incorporated non-profit corporations, including charities, to transition into the new regime by October 2014. This date has been pushed back several times, but a … Continue reading

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Dual Nationals Cautioned on US Travel

Executive Order banning entry to US for Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, causes confusion, litigation; risk for dual-citizens. Continue reading

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Yang Min, Hyundai Marine receive Bailouts

On January 25th the Government of the Republic of Korea announced a bailout package worth approximately USD$660 million for Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., just two months after Taiwan announced $1.9 billion for its struggling carriers Evergreen and Yang Min. Continue reading

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The Importance of Costs: BitTorrent and The Cobbler

Readers who have a shared server with users of BitTorrent, or who use it themselves, may have received threatening emails forwarded by their ISP alleging Intellectual Property (IP) infringement through the downloading of movies, music, and the like. These are … Continue reading

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Compulsory Insurance for Vessels carrying Passengers

The Government of Canada has published amendments to the Marine Liability Act  which will bring into force a system of compulsory insurance for all vessels in Canada that carry passengers. The MLA contains a comprehensive liability regime for losses arising from the carriage … Continue reading

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Ontario Court of Appeal applies “Strong” test for contractual jurisdiction

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that parties who enter into contractual arrangements that include a forum selection clause must show strong cause why they should not be enforced if suit is brought in Ontario contrary to the agreement. … Continue reading

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Full Indemnity Costs for Frivolous Fraud Allegations

A June decision of Justice Turnbull was recently reported in which the Court sanctioned a plaintiff with rarely-seen “full indemnity costs” for making serious allegations of fraud and conspiracy, then dropping them on the eve of trial. The plaintiff had … Continue reading

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