Yearly Archives: 2018

Cannabis Legalization: The New Frontier

This post is the second in a series from Alexander Holburn regarding the pending legal use of non-medical cannabis in BC. Click here to read a summary of the existing laws on cannabis and the pending changes coming soon under

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Cannabis Legalization: What To Expect

This post is the first in a series from Alexander Holburn regarding the pending legal use of non-medical cannabis in BC. Below is a summary of the existing laws on cannabis and the pending changes coming under the new federal

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Reconsidering Consideration in the Employment Law Context

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Rosas v. Toca, 2018 BCCA 191 has changed the law of contract variation. This decision will be important for employment lawyers to consider when varying employment agreements …

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New Prospectus Exemption

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) recently adopted amendments to National Instrument 45-102 Resale of Securities (“NI 45-102”) and changes to Companion Policy 45-102CP to National Instrument 45-102 Resale of Securities (“45-102CP”) (collectively, the …

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A Seller’s Promise: The Importance of Representations and Warranties

Buying or selling a business is similar to other substantive sales or purchases in life: sellers want to be clear to potential buyers about the business they are selling and buyers want to …

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Raibex Canada Ltd. v. ASWR Franchising Corp.: A Victory for Franchisors

Rescission Rights under Franchise Legislation: The Backdrop to Raibex

Section 6 of the Ontario Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “AWA”) grants franchisees the right to rescind a franchise agreement under two circumstances:

1. section 6(1) of …

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CSE Requests Comments from Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities on Impact of Cole Memorandum Rescission

The U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) published a memorandum on August 29, 2013 (the “Cole Memorandum”) indicating a policy shift of government priorities away from strict enforcement of federal cannabis prohibitions in those U.S. states …

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