Ontario Expands Small Claims Court Online Service

All Claims Up To $25,000 Can Now Be Filed Online Ontario is making it faster and easier to file all types of small claims by expanding online services for small claims court. The online service allows individuals and businesses across Ontario to prepare and submit forms online, pay court fees securely using debit or credit […]

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Province Appoints Council to Modernize Ontario’s Business Laws

Ontario Taking Action to Create a More Supportive Business Climate Ontario has established a new Business Law Advisory Council that will make recommendations to reform laws that are responsive to changing business priorities and supportive of a prosperous economy.  The advisory council is comprised of professionals who have demonstrated expertise in commercial and corporate law, […]

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Amendments to the conflict of law’s provisions under the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (the PPSA)

On December 31, 2015, amendments to the conflict of law’s provisions under the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (the PPSA) were proclaimed into force.Secured parties should ensure that they perfect their security interests and search in the right jurisdiction in accordance with the new rules. A brief summary of the amendments is set out below.Summary of […]

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Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation Turns 100

On January 17, 2016, the Ministry of Transportation turns 100. The ministry, originally called “The Department of Public Highways of Ontario,” was created on January 17, 1916. Findlay G. MacDiarmid was the first Minister of Transportation. Over the past 100 years, the Ministry of Transportation has built highways and bridges, expanded and improved public transit […]

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Make A Difference During Waste Reduction Week

News Release Ontario News October 20, 2015 Help Divert Waste From Landfills The province is marking Waste Reduction Week – which runs from October 19 to 23 – by encouraging the people of Ontario and businesses to help reduce the nearly nine million tonnes of waste sent to landfill each year. Ontarians have access to […]

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Corporations Canada New Online Services

As of October 16, 2015, Corporations Canada will be offering three new online services. It will now be possible to file by-laws, proxy circulars and financial statements through the Online Filing Centre. Once submitted, documents will be filed automatically.   This new feature will allow not-for-profit organizations to automatically file their by-laws and financial statements. […]

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Yukon modernizes business legislation

The Government of Yukon has finalized the modernization of its business legislation by proclaiming new and amended business statutes and regulations, effective May 1. The Business Legislation Reform Project included: Substantive amendments to the Business Corporations Act; Partnership and Business Names Act, Societies Act and Cooperative Associations Act; Creation of a new Securities Transfer Act; […]

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