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“RESIDENTS ARE IN ISOLATION, HOW CAN WE HELP?”

Unfortunately, due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, it is likely a matter of when, and not if, a resident will test positive, or be placed into isolation for being in contact with someone who has tested positive. As such, corporations need to be prepared. Read the full article.

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VIRTUAL WITNESSING OF WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY NOW TEMPORARILY PERMITTED IN ONTARIO

On April 7, 2020 The Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order under s. 7.0.2(4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, to temporarily permit virtual execution of Wills and Powers of Attorney through audio-visual communication technology during the COVID-19 emergency. Read the full article.

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CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN: HOW CAN YOUR BUSINESS BENEFIT?

The Government of Canada is showing support for Canadian businesses that may be experiencing difficulties due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article.

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UPDATE ON RELIEF MEASURES: CANADIAN SECURITIES REGULATORS AND TSX PUBLISH DETAILS OF BLANKET RELIEF; EXTENSION OF AGM DEADLINES UNDER BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT (ONTARIO)

Further to our firm’s update of March 19, 2020 — “The CSA to Grant Temporary (45-day) Relief for Some Regulatory Filings Due to COVID-19” — on March 23, 2020 the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA“) announced the implementation of its previously announced temporary blanket relief for certain regulatory filings (“Temporary Relief“). Concurrently, the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX“) and TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV“) announced their own relief for certain filing requirements. In addition, on March 30, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued an order temporarily suspending and replacing provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (“OBCA“) to extend the deadline for shareholder meetings and allowing virtual-only director and shareholder meetings. Below is a summary of the implemented measures. Read the full article.

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CAN A PHYSICIAN REFUSE TO WORK DURING COVID-19?

As media sources detail a supply shortage among COVID-19 first responders, physicians are questioning where the line is drawn between their right to refuse unsafe work and their duty to provide care. Read the full article.

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CONDOS & COVID-19 — COMMON EXPENSE RELIEF?

The economic impacts of COVID-19 have Condo Boards asking “Can we give unit owners a break on their common expenses?” Unit owners are required by section 84 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act“) to pay their common expenses. At the most basic level, a Condo needs enough money coming in to pay its utility bills (lights, heat, cooling, water) repair and maintain the common elements, and to pay its suppliers. Collecting common expenses, putting a portion into the reserve fund, and enforcing liens are duties of a Condo and its Board, required by the Act and a Condo’s Declaration and By-Laws. Read the full article.

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CAN MY BUSINESS ACCESS THE 75% FEDERAL WAGE SUBSIDY?

On April 1, 2020, the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, announced details about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will help Canadian employers stay in business and bridge their expenses throughout these unprecedented times. Read the full article.

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CAUTION FOR PHYSICIANS DURING COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases surge, medical regulators are taking swift action to ensure that drugs required to treat the virus are prescribed based on evidence, and that they remain available to patients who need them. A directive was issued this week from the Ontario Pharmacists Association, Ontario Medical Association, and Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, which can be found here. The Directive reminds medical professionals of their obligation to educate patients that treatments for COVID-19, like with any illness, need to be evidence based. Read the full article.

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HOW TO ASSIST WITH THE MEDICAL SUPPLY SHORTAGE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop across Canada, medical professionals anticipate that there could be a shortage in medical supplies and equipment. While all levels of government have been taking steps to respond to COVID-19 and to obtain necessary supplies, they have also reached out to the private sector to assist. Read the full article.

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E-WILLS & LEGISLATIVE CHANGE A NECESSITY IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS

The Ontario Government has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of Tuesday March 24th at 11:59 pm for a 14 day period, with the potential of lengthening that period as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. While the professional services of lawyers have been listed as one of the essential workplaces excluded from the mandatory closure, the delivery of estate planning legal services is particularly challenging in these trying times. Read the full article.

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