Ontario Business Name Registration for Not-for-Profit Corporations

Not-for-profit organizations that are incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation must register a business name if they operate under a name that is different than their legal name. Businesses are often familiar with this requirement, but not all not-for-profit boards understand that, as a corporation, they too are subject the Business Names Act (Ontario).…

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Rights of a Common Law Partner Against the Estate of His or Her Deceased Partner

Until Death Do Us Part   Many people are under the assumption that being in a common-law relationship provides a couple with “essentially” the same legal rights as being married. Unfortunately for common-law couples, this is not the case, particularly when your common-law partner dies.   If your common-law partner dies without a Will, or…

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A Primer on the Effects of the Burden Reduction Act

A Quick Statutory Check-Up The Burden Reduction Act, 2017 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent, and therefore came into effect, on March 22, 2017.   With its enactment, the Act makes several changes to a couple of key business-related statutes in Ontario.  The most significant legislative changes include the following: Quorum at Shareholders’ and Directors’ Meetings The…

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December 2016 Amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) – Part 2

The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (the “FCPA”) came into effect on December 10, 2016 following the passing of the Budget Measures Act, 2015 by the Ontario government one year earlier.  The substance of the FCPA affects what happens to corporate property when an Ontario corporation is dissolved under Ontario’s Business Corporations Act (the “OBCA”),…

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