Proposed Changes to Ontario Employment and Labour Laws

On May 23, 2017, the Government of Ontario’s Special Advisors released their Final Report from the Changing Workplaces Review (Final Report) which outlines 173 recommendations to amend the Employment Standards Act (Ontario) (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act (Ontario) (LRA).

Doing Business in Canada Series – Part 2: Business Structures

Several different business structures may be used to conduct business in Canada. Non-residents looking to engage with Canadian businesses, or those intending to carry on business in Canada, should familiarize themselves with such structures.

British Columbia Franchise Laws Come into Effect

On February 1, 2017, the British Columbia Franchises Act and Regulations came into effect making British Columbia the sixth province in Canada with franchise legislation.

Canadian Government Seeks Input for Innovation Agenda

In September 2015 a new government was elected in Canada on a platform of significant change. Its first budget, tabled in March, outlines a plan for implementation of that change. A significant part of the budget – upwards of $3 billion CAD – is committed to the encouragement of innovation.