Why Growing the Devil’s Lettuce Could Cause You to Lose Your Green

A recent survey conducted by an online real estate brokerage found that nearly half of all respondents would reconsider purchasing a property if they knew marijuana – even a legal amount – had been grown inside the home.[1]

Nevertheless, …

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Working in Canada Under the “New NAFTA”

On September 30, 2018, after almost 14 months of negotiation, Canada and the United States successfully reached an agreement for Canada to join the preliminarily agreed upon pact with Mexico to update and revise the North American Free Trade Agreement …

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Can Cannabis Workers and Investors Enter the United States?

On October 17, 2018, the federal government legalized recreational cannabis across Canada. The new recreational cannabis industry is governed provincially. There has been recent concern of workers and investors in Canada being declared inadmissible to the United States for involvement …

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Proposed National Instrument 52-112: Non-GAAP And Other Financial Measures Disclosure

Background

In January of 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) published CSA Staff Notice 52-306 Non-GAAP Financial Measures (the “Staff Notice”) for the primary purpose of providing guidance to reporting issuers in Canada with respect …

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Privacy breach by your rogue employee: Are you liable?

Collecting, storing, and using personal information is often the key to developing and delivering individualized products and services in our current economy. As consumers, businesses, and service providers alike become increasingly comfortable using electronic platforms to exchange or store personal …

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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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