New rules harmonizing Canadian securities laws are either a “major achievement” or simply a mirror of the existing system that does little to reduce fragmentation in capital markets. It’s really all up to whom you ask.
A lawyer representing a company in a contract dispute, Jennifer Smith wanted an international arbitration panel to allow a deposition from one of her client’s former employees. The worker was involved in her company’s decision to terminate a construction contract, so Smith, a lawyer from Houston, Texas, argued her testimony was crucial, especially since the woman was unwilling either to travel to the arbitration hearing or submit her evidence in writing.
It was, in many ways, a chance encounter that took Robert Petit on a career path spanning Rwanda to Cambodia.
If you work for the City of Toronto and you’re not in a union, you can likely forget about much of a pay increase this year. In April, city council considered whether to scrap planned raises for cost of living and performance for its non-unionized staff.