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Injunctions available to enforce foreign arbitral awards, BC court says

The New York Convention permits parties to arbitrations to enforce arbitral awards in any contracting state, including Canada. This means that Canadian courts are not entitled to consider whether the award should first be enforced in any other state, the BC Court of Appeal held recently in Sociedade-de-fomento Industrial Private Limited v. Pakistan Steel Mills Corporation (Private) Limited. This principle also applies to applications for injunctive relief, including Mareva injunctions, as part of the enforcement process. This decision, which is the first time a Canadian court has considered the availability of injunctive relief in aid of proceedings to enforce an [...] Full article

Court Reduces Notice Period, Employee Should Have Known Better

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently reduced the notice period awarded to a wrongfully terminated employee for his failure to properly read his contract before signing on the dotted [...] Full article

Complying with CASL: CRTC Releases Information Bulletin

Just in time for the coming into force of Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) on July 1st, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) has published a set of guidelines [...] Full article

Shareholder spat leaves plaintiffs with no remedy, and an order to pay $2.7 million in costs

The case of Harris v. Leikin Group Inc. provides another illustration of the messy, and costly, fallout that can occur when there is a dispute within a successful family business. Full article

Reynolds Free to Wrap Up Acquisition of NFP

Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. acquisition of Novelis Foil Products North America Division (NFP) will not lessen or prevent competition substantially, the Competition Bureau concluded recently, even though NFP’s “Alcan” brand competes with Reynolds aluminum foil, and is the leading brand in Canada. Full article


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Loblaws and Shoppers Divestitures Approved

The Competition Bureau has approved plans by Canadian grocery giant Loblaw Companies Limited to divest [...]

Transcontinental Agrees to Sell 34 Community Newspapers

Transcontinental Inc. has agreed to sell 34 out of the 74 weekly newspapers it is [...]

Business Directory Scammer Sentenced

One of four participants in a business directory scam targeting businesses and non-profit organizations in Canada and the United [...]

Lousiana Pacific Abandons Plan to Acquire Ainsworth Lumber

The Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) has abandoned its plan to acquire Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd., [...]
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