Immigrants in Canada can be held in indefinite detention for many years, and a group of dedicated advocates is pushing to change that. In May, a group of lawyers representing a man who had been detained for more than five years in a maximum-security jail before being deported to Jamaica appeared in Federal Court in Toronto.
With legalized recreational pot coming, employment lawyers are anticipating a steady stream of legal issues. As Canada prepares to become the first G7 country to legalize the consumption and sale of recreational marijuana, lawyers are preparing for the impact of the legalization on labour and employment law from a workplace safety perspective.
With M&A increasingly global, American trends are finding their way into Canadian deals. Call it the big sister-little sister effect, but trends in deal making in the United States have been creeping up to Canada. Developments in M&A in the U.S. that have made their way northward include materiality scrapes, representation and warranty insurance and sandbagging provisions — in a large part due to more open trade borders.