BCCA Affirms Solicitor-Client Privilege As “nearly Absolute”

BCCA Affirms Solicitor-Client Privilege As “nearly Absolute”

In the recent decision in Soprema Inc. v. Wolrige Mahon LLP, 2016 BCCA 471, the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed the status of solicitor-client privilege as “nearly absolute” and clarified the test for determining whether a party has impliedly waived of solicitor-client privilege by making its state of mind a material issue in an action.

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Government of Ontario Announces Launch of Consultations to Cut Red Tape in Financial Services and Insurance Regulation

By | snIP/ITs | December 13, 2016

On December 1st, the Ontario Government announced it was launching consultations seeking public input to identify any “unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly” financial services or insurance regulation in Ontario, with the aim to modernize and improve such regulation and achieve a regulatory regime that supports innovation and growth, while at the same time protecting the public interest.

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Bank Act Financial Consumer Protection Amendments Delayed

Bank Act Financial Consumer Protection Amendments Delayed

The proposed amendments to the Bank Act (Canada) (the Amendments) which would add a Financial Consumer Protection Framework (the Framework) (described in our recent post) will be withdrawn from Bill C-29. Bill C-29 passed third reading in the House of Commons and is currently before the Senate of Canada.

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