Not-So-Simple Non-Comps (Part 2)
As my colleague, Philip Watts, posted on January 8, 2010, there are significant changes to the federal Competition Act coming into effect in March 2010. Changes to the conspiracy provisions of this Act will apply to every written and unwritten agreement between...
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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs-Estate Planning For Your Furry Friends!!!
Research tells us that owning a pet can greatly increase longevity.  It is estimated that over half of Canadian households own a pet.  Pets no longer live outdoors, but have taken a spot on the family couch and sleep in our cozy beds at night.  In fact, pet owners I know, have even...
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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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