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Can-Con, Coming to your Streaming Service soon

Amidst all the uncertainty surrounding the United States election, it has been easy to lose focus on the domestic Canadian political landscape. This is especially the case when the domestic legislation being passed by the House of Commons is neither a particularly hot button topic nor related to the all encompassing COVID-19 pandemic. However, on November 3, 2020, as our southern neighbours cast their votes, Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act, was introduced to the House of Commons. Bill C-10’s main purpose seems to be bringing online streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple Music ... [more] Full article

During COVID-19, Read an Overview of Canada’s Legal System

Chris Somerville, Partner at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, co-authored the updated “Legal systems in Canada: overview” chapter of the Legal Systems Global Guide 2020, just published in the Practical Law series by Thomson Reuters. In this chapter Chris explains fundamental Canadian laws especially significant during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the federal Emergencies Act. [more] Full article

Bad news for sports fans is good news for advertisers

With less than a month until Super Bowl LIV, football fans are looking forward to the big game. In a playoff season that has seen some serious upsets (The Patriots ... [more] Full article

Ontario Proposes New Animal Welfare Bill to Replace OSPCA Act

The Ontario Government is currently considering Bill 136: An Act to enact the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019 and make consequential amendments with respect to animal protection (the “Bill”). ... [more] Full article


Canadian Law Contributors

Karen Bernofsky

Karen Bernofsky

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Karen Bernofsky is a strong advocate with a focus on commercial litigation and delivering cost-effective solutions. She advises and represents clients in a broad range of complex insurance matters, construction matters and commercial disputes, including breach of contract and invoice disputes. Karen is also a skilled negotiator with a proven track record in effective mediation advocacy. She has appeared before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario as well as before the Federal Court of Canada.

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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kenneth Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. Over more than two decades, Ken has litigated noteworthy cases in a range of fields that include class action defence, securities and broker-dealer litigation and regulatory defence, corporate and shareholder disputes (including oppression and winding up cases), defamation, civil fraud litigation, disputes over contracts, injunctions, professional liability litigation, employment litigation and cross-border litigation issues. Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. Ken also represents and advises clients in regulatory matters before the Investment Industry Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Ken has been recognized for Corporate and Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers of Canada and has been given the highest available rating of AV, or pre-eminent, by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell.

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Jacob Millar

Jacob Millar

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Jacob Millar is a versatile lawyer who as a law student and articling student has gained experience in civil and criminal litigation and administrative matters in Ontario, Nova Scotia and the U.K. As an associate with the firm, Jacob represents and advises clients in all manner of commercial disputes and competition law matters.

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Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Chris Somerville has a record of diligent and resourceful advocacy in a wide range of cases. His experience and skills cover commercial and civil litigation in general, and securities litigation, administrative law, and employment disputes in particular.

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