The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and corporate/commercial law

In the third video of the Countdown to Legalization series, the topic of corporate/commercial law and its intersection with the upcoming marijuana legalization (Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act) is explored. Ryan Filson, partner at WeirFoulds LLP, and Carlo Di Carlo, associate at Stockwoods LLP, share their expertise on how the stock market will potentially be affected, as well as how marijuana companies will, too.



  • Provincially created trusts deemed valid

    Provincially created trusts deemed valid

    A statutory trust under the province’s Construction Lien Act is a valid trust that can survive bankruptcy, a panel of judges from the Court of Appeal of Ontario decided in a Jan. 14 decision, The Guarantee Company of Canada v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 9.
  • SCC decision liked by lenders

    SCC decision liked by lenders

    In a decision widely welcomed by lenders, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the bankruptcy of a tax debtor, although subsequent to the repayment of the secured creditor’s debt, terminated secured creditors’ personal liability for deemed trust claims under s. 222 of the Excise Tax Act.
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