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Cannabis Ontario - The New Licensing Regime

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission (“AGCO”) recently announced it will be accepting on-line applications for cannabis related licences, including retail operator licences, retail store authorizations and retail manager licences...

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Defamation: Libel and Slander

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the right to “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.” Like all other rights...

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Cannabis Bill 36

On September 27, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018. If Bill 36 is passed, it will enact the Cannabis License Act...

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Debt Collection and Enforcement for Business

Managing debt collection is of fundamental importance to the success of any business. The implementation of an effective system is necessary...

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Chand Snider Launches Dedicated Cannabis Law Group

We recently announced and celebrated the launch of our dedicated Cannabis Law Group and are pleased to share the news release here...

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Stages Of A Civil Lawsuit In The Ontario Superior Court Of Justice

For claims that are over $25,000.00, the claim must be commenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The information described in this document is for actions started in the Superior Court of Justice...

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Ontario Welcomes New Litigation Firm

Chand Snider LLP will open its doors in both Toronto and Ottawa this March. The firm, founded by partners Pradeep Chand and Murray Snider, will focus on...

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Drug-Impaired Driving

Being convicted of impaired by drug charges has similar penalties as being convicted of impaired by alcohol charges. This area of law is complicated and carries with it significant consequences for those charged with impaired driving. It goes without saying...

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Tip Sheet for Criminal Investigations or Charges

If you are charged with a criminal offence or under investigation the action you take early on can either significantly damage or improve your defence. Chand Snider LLP has put together tips to ensure you avoid making common mistakes.

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Filing a Lawsuit In Ontario

If you have been treated unfairly by someone, you may have already considered filing a lawsuit against them. A lawsuit is often the most effective ways to get redress for the wrong you have suffered. However...

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Important Information on Drug Offences

Drug charges, depending on the type and quantity, can result in serious problems for an individual found to be in possession. If you are being investigated for a drug offense, you have the right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to contact legal counsel before police begin to interrogate you. It is important to exercise this right as soon as practicable.

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Bail Hearing Process and Procedure

After an arrest the bail hearing provides an accused an opportunity to be released from custody. Under these circumstances it is of vital importance to make sure you know your rights. When your reputation and freedom are on the line you want a lawyer you can trust.

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Employment Lingo: "You're Fired" Now What?

With the downturn in the economy, more and more people are losing their jobs. Many go to work every day fearing it might be the day that they hear the words “You’re fired”. Minds start racing. How will I pay my bills? How will I support my family? Where do I even begin looking for another job?

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A Primer on the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council

As you may be aware, if you are a registered dealer of vehicles in Ontario, you are governed by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (“OMVIC”). OMVIC is a public interest body that licenses and regulates motor vehicles in Ontario.

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Occupational Health & Safety and the Criminal Code

Issues of health and safety are becoming top concerns for businesses, and are concerns that cannot, and should not, be ignored. While workplace safety has traditionally been a matter for occupational health and safety regulatory enforcement, on March 31, 2004, as a result of Bill C-45, safety at the workplace became a matter for criminal enforcement as well.

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The Coroner's Inquest: "We Speak For The Dead To Protect The Living"

It is a common misconception to think of a Coroner’s Inquest as a form of trial.  Although there are many similarities between the two processes, such as the hearing of evidence before a jury, there are some key differences.

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Summary of 2011 Liquor Licence Act Changes

On June 1st, 2011, amendments made by the Ontario legislature to the Liquor Licence Act, and its Regulations came into force. In general, these changes loosened several past restrictions placed upon members of the hospitality industry in regards to the service of alcohol.

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