This week’s update on resources shared by law firms addressing the COVID-19 crisis
Law firms across Canada are sharing their insights on how to deal with the rapidly evolving economic and legal landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a roundup of some of these resources.
In “Changes to environmental obligations during COVID-19,” Gowlings shares recent developments relating to exemptions, delays and regulatory changes in environmental laws in Ontario and at the federal level.
- Quebec Government Update - July 1st to 14, 2020
- SFCR licencing requirements for manufactured food businesses
- Flow-through share spending timelines extended by 12 months
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
In “Beyond COVID-19 - Adding a Partner to a Franchisee to Improve the Financial Health of the Franchised Business,” Fasken suggests one potential way for franchisees to boost their financial well-being as they emerge weakened from lockdowns and closures.
- Weekend Workplace Wrap-up on COVID-19 for July 17-19, 2020
- Daily Workplace Wrap-up on COVID-19 for July 16, 2020
- Opportunities in Distress - M&A and Investment in Canada’s Oil & Gas Sector
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In “Canada’s Healthcare Industry After COVID-19: Legal, Medical and Business Perspectives (Video),” Mario Nigro, a partner at Stikeman Elliott, leads a discussion on pertinent topics, such as opportunities in investing in healthcare and competition and foreign investment considerations relating to the healthcare sector.
- Quebec Makes the Wearing of Masks Mandatory in Indoor Public Spaces
- COVID-19 Update: CIPO Extends Office Deadline
- Toronto and Other Municipalities Introduce Bylaws Requiring Businesses to Implement Mandatory Mask or Face Covering Policies
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In “Top 5 Trends in Foreign Investment Review,” McCarthy Tétrault outlines certain foreign investment review trends for businesses to consider, such as a rise in the number of national security reviews and extended review timelines.
- CEWS Update – Federal Government redesigns CEWS for Period 5 and onwards
- CEWS Update – Prime Minister says CEWS to be extended to December 2020
- COVID-19: Ontario Moving to Stage 3 of Regional Re-Opening
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In “Food Industry Clients Reflect on Insights Learned During COVID-19,” Blakes identifies key lessons learned by businesses in the food, beverage and agribusiness industries during the course of the public health crisis.
- Continuity Podcast: Life Sciences: Liability and Immunity During COVID-19
- Ontario Government Proposes Overhaul of Environmental Assessment Act
- Building on Recovery: Ontario’s Infrastructure-Related Legislative Developments
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In “Employers: Ready, set, remote work!” BLG explores possible issues for employers as they implement remote and flexible work arrangements in the workplace, such as health and safety obligations and the reimbursement of costs.
- COVID-19: Breaking developments and essential resources
- COVID-19 - Provincial and territorial action plans for reopening
- Mandatory masks and face coverings: What Québec employers need to know
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In “Modernization of the courts during COVID-19,” Norton Rose Fulbright considers how courts can further modernize and streamline their processes amid the COVID-19 crisis.
- Employer month 6 pandemic check: Is your re-opening plan compliant and ready for returning employees?
- CIPO extends deadlines – to August 10
- Pandemic screening in Ontario workplaces: checklists, policies, reporting programs, testing and what’s to come
Torkin Manes LLP
In “Brave New World: A Lawyer’s Suggestions for Dentists in the COVID-19 Era,” Torkin Manes sheds light on how dentists and dental specialists can mitigate the risks of maintaining their practice in light of the pandemic.
- What Landlords need to know about Bill 184 and prospective amendments to Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
- How the closed Canada-U.S. border affects binational families
- COVID-19 Insurance and Healthcare Considerations
Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
In “Trial Advocacy is (Mostly) the Same Online: Lessons Learned from a Virtual Patent Trial,” Lenczner Slaght provides insight on how virtual trials are different from and similar to in-person trials.
Clyde & Co Canada LLP
In “D&Os must watch Canada’s evolving response to twin challenges of COVID-19 and climate change,” the firm discusses strategies and programs introduced by Canada to address the public health crisis and the climate change crisis.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In “Repurposed Drugs in the Fight Against COVID-19,” Bereskin & Parr writes about the repurposing of existing or abandoned drugs, a strategy which researchers and pharmaceutical companies can consider to more quickly find a treatment or cure for COVID-19.
- Return to In-Court Hearings in Ontario – New Safety Measures
- The Race to Produce a COVID-19 Vaccine (Part II) - The Pathway to Vaccine Approval, IP and Launch
- The Race to Produce a COVID-19 Vaccine (Part I) - Introduction to Vaccine Development & IP
McLennan Ross LLP
In “Bill 24: COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act Receives Royal Assent,” McLennan Ross elucidates Alberta’s Bill 24, which intends to safeguard public health and to support the reopening of the province.
- McLennan Ross Update for Monday
- Summarizing the Commercial Tenancies Protection Act
- COVID-19 Federal Economic Relief Measures
Hull & Hull LLP
In “Estate Litigation and COVID Complications,” Hull & Hull talks about obtaining an order giving instructions, a process which may be more complex in the COVID-19 context.
- When and how can your travel insurance be voided?
- Canada Revenue Agency Update Re: Clearance Certificates During COVID-19
- Going Back to Court: Make Sure You Can Get In
Mann Lawyers LLP
In “Canada’s Care of Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the firm summarizes the various steps that Canada has taken to help businesses weather the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, such as through the introduction of wage subsidies and other government benefits and through the extension of timelines.