I’ll show you mine…: Confidentiality Agreements
The contestants on American Idol apparently sign them.   So do the participants in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics.  A confidentiality agreement (CA) or non-disclosure agreement is an agreement by which one or more parties disclose...
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A Collaborative Approach to Business (could send you to jail)
In just over a month, changes to the Competition Act (the "Act") will significantly affect how business competitors are able to collaborate with each other. On March 12, 2010 amendments pertaining to collaboration between competitors in Section 45 and Section 91 of the Act will...
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Not-So-Simple Non-Comps (Part 1)
If you are buying a business, it is good business sense to want the seller to promise (in an enforceable fashion) not to set up across the street and compete with your new business. You want the seller to provide a Non-Competition covenant (a "Non-Comp"). Non-Comps are...
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Responsible Communication Defence a Holiday Gift for Journalists
Canadian journalists got a little something special in their stockings late last year from Canada's highest court. That gift was the defence of "responsible communication on matters of public interest", and it's a fundamental change in the law of defamation. Defamation is...
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