Crypto in Canada, What You Need to Know

Listen on iTunes About this episode In this episode of Crypto Cast, James joins Lori Stein, a Partner & Co-lead of the Digital Assets and Blockchain group at Canadian law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Lori provides an insight into the attitude of the Canadian regulators to blockchain and cryptoassets to date, shares her […]

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What You Need to Know About Jersey, the Crypto Funding Capital of Europe

Listen on iTunes About this episode In the latest episode of Crypto Cast, FinTech Partner & Host James Burnie is joined by Alex Smyth, Founder and Director at Oakbridge Fund Services (Jersey) Limited, a boutique Fund Administration CompanyJames and Alex discuss the function Jersey plays Crypto industry as well as providing a more in-depth insight […]

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How to Protect Your Digital Assets

Listen on iTunes About this episode In this instalment of Crypto Cast, James is joined by two guests,  Robert Cooper & James Byrne from Digivault. Digivault is a powerful custodian that combines multiple layers of protection that eliminate the need for trust through new processes and technology. The trio shares the story around the launch of Digivault, how […]

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MASSIVE WAKE-UP CALL | CRYPTO FACES GROWING LEGAL CRACKDOWN

Stephen Palley was quoted August 17 in a Politico article about enforcement actions that are fueling the debate about how cryptocurrency players fit into financial regulations. . . . . Lawyers tracking the cases said they showed that, even though some digital assets businesses assert certain laws don’t apply to them, that doesn’t stop the government […]

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Amendments to article 2503 C.C.Q.: revolutionizing insurance in Quebec

Introduction The Quebec insurance industry has always been distinct from other Canadian provinces because Quebec insurers are legally required to take up the defence of their insureds and to cover the entire cost of their defence, even in excess of policy limits. These principles set out in arts. 2500 and 2503 of the Civil Code of […]

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Nuisances compensation for small undertakings

Since the 6th State reform, the 3 Regions have become competent to compensate self-employed workers, who suffer from public works nuisances[1]. That said, the previous federal rule  has been repealed by the 3 Regions[2]. Obviously, the conditions for granting as well as the amount of the compensation will rely on the undertaking’s geopgraphical position.  The […]

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Potential impacts of the proposed amendments to the Regulation respecting compensation for adverse effects on wetlands and bodies of water on real estate developers

The purpose of the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact is to identify activities that are considered to be of moderate, low or negligible risk. Moderate risk activities that result in environmental impacts and require mitigation measures must be submitted for ministerial authorization. The Environment Quality Act contains specific provisions […]

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Phishing: the new burglary in 2021?

34,000,000 euros.1 That is the total amount that phishers were able to steal in the year 2020. What is phishing and how do these cybercriminals operate? Will I get my money back if I am scammed and how do I recognize fake emails? An overview. Phishing? Phishing is a form of cybercrime in which the […]

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Member Spotlight – Trading places: Daena Ramsey was looking for a new challenge – then Cantey Hanger came knocking

Daena Ramsey has seen it all in her career , has run her own firm, and now with Cantey Hanger LLP she’s enjoying new challenges. While it may be impertinent to ask someone their age, the same can also be said about the length of time that person has been practicing as a lawyer. Daena […]

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Regulatory framework for the reclamation of slightly contaminated soil

In August 2019, several amendments to the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation (“LPRR”) and the Regulation respecting contaminated soil storage and contaminated soil transfer stations (“CSSTS”) came into force to guide and further promote the reclamation of slightly contaminated soil. Several of these new provisions were then repealed and integrated, on December 31, 2020, into the new Regulation respecting the […]

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Impacts of the new Pay Equity Act on the public service and federally regulated companies

On August 31, 2021, the Pay Equity Act, which applies to the federal public service and to federally regulated companies with ten (10) or more employees, will come into force. Adopted in December 2018, it has taken over two years for the regulatory framework necessary for its deployment to be put in place. As a result, […]

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Adoption of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils

On June 28, 2021, the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change announced in a press release the adoption of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils (the “Regulation”), which was subsequently published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on July 7. The establishment of a traceability system is aligned with Action 15 of the Soil Protection and […]

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