Contempt and Bankruptcy: Striking the Right Balance

In its recent decision in Walchuk v Houghton, 2016 ONCA 643, the Court of Appeal for Ontario clarified the interaction between the stay provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and motions for contempt of court orders.

The Benefits of Brightfields Developments for Municipalities

The increasing viability and importance of distributed energy resources, and the content of the provincial government’s policies on climate change, make the use of brownfields sites for brightfields developments a compelling option for municipalities.*

B.C. Court of Appeal Upholds Regulatory College’s By-laws

The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Sobeys West Inc. v. College of Pharmacists of British Columbia[1] is an important decision for regulators in two respects. First, it recognizes the latitude regulators ought to be given when enacting by-laws. Second, it clarifies the nature of the evidence that regulators will need to provide when their by-laws are challenged on judicial review. On the whole, the decision comes as a welcome confirmation of the deference that courts will show to regulators when they enact by-laws in the bona fide exercise of their authority.

Quiz: Managing Cybersecurity Risk in Contracts

Many companies acquire IT services from third-party service providers where the service providers host or otherwise acquire data and other confidential information of a company. In this context, software services […]

Estate Alert – Common Misconceptions about Joint Accounts and Joint Ownership

Elderly parents will often put their money into bank accounts held jointly with their adult children, or transfer real property into a joint tenancy with one or more of their adult children. Sometimes, this is done for expediency so that an adult child can help manage the asset. In other cases, this is a planning technique used to avoid estate administration tax when the parent dies.