International/crossborder law


  • Budget 2019 clears the air on cannabis taxes

    Budget 2019 clears the air on cannabis taxes

    Apr 1, 2019

    Lawyers say new tax rules in the recently released federal budget provide clarification around some of the uncertainty faced by new cannabis businesses and medical cannabis users.

  • Learn this contract legislation

    Mar 25, 2019

    The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is law in Ontario by the International Sales Conventions Act.

  • Program unfair until cap lifted

    Program unfair until cap lifted

    Feb 4, 2019

    The Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents program will retain an element of unfairness until the annual cap on applicants is lifted, according to some immigration lawyers.

  • Uncertainty around program causes concern

    Uncertainty around program causes concern

    Feb 4, 2019

    Just more than a year ago, the federal government confirmed the expiry in November 2019 of two pilot programs allowing caregivers for children and adults with high medical needs to apply for permanent residence following admission under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

  • Process for getting LMIAs should change

    Process for getting LMIAs should change

    Feb 4, 2019

    The process for obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment must change to better reflect the reality of global commerce, according to a Toronto immigration lawyer.

  • Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

    Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

    Feb 4, 2019

    Eliminating birthright citizenship would be an overreaction to fears about a growth in birth tourism, according to an Ottawa immigration law professor.

  • Foreign guardianship orders need action

    Jan 14, 2019

    The Ontario legislature is failing in its responsibility to designate prescribed jurisdictions from which courts may recognize guardianship orders made outside of Canada.

  • Confusion about municipal obligations emerges

    Confusion about municipal obligations emerges

    Nov 12, 2018

    Two decisions of the Court of Appeal released earlier this fall on the same day appear to be causing confusion about the extent of the legal obligations of municipalities to reduce the risk of automobile accidents at intersections.

  • Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Nov 5, 2018

    The conclusion of the renewed NAFTA agreement, renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, contains new environmental provisions that have enforceable guidelines around water and air quality that the original agreement did not.

  • Trudeau’s gift to Google

    Oct 29, 2018

    With little fanfare or consultation, the Trudeau government with its commitment to the USMCA proposes to significantly alter the existing common law in Canada related to the law of defamation.

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