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New law extends pension death benefits to common law spouses

Douglas Rienzo discusses the so-called Carrigan amendments to Ontario’s Pension Benefits Act, which extend pre-retirement death benefits to  the common law spouses when the pension plan member had not divorced a former spouse. 

July 25, 2014

Q2 League Tables: Energy fuels a market revival

A pick-up of deals in the energy sector led to a nice upward swing in business for Canada’s biggest law firms writes Drew Hasselback in the July 23, 2014 edition of the Legal Post, National Post.

July 23, 2014

Why employers need an option beyond the defined contribution pension plan

Jana Steele, Partner, and two other authors, contribute to commentary on the pension landscape in Canada. With pension coverage and adequacy facing Canadians, the current pension models don’t fully fit the bill. Target-benefit plans (TBPs) are gaining recognition.

July 22, 2014

Land rulings a clear message to Ottawa, provinces: It’s time to govern

Tom Isaac, Partner and leader of the firm’s Aboriginal Law Group, discusses two significant decisions regarding Aboriginal title and treaty rights in this July 21, 2014 edition of The Globe and Mail. While both decisions appear quite different in terms of provinces, facts and outcomes, they are actually consistent.

July 21, 2014

Lawyers reminded about dominant purpose test for litigation privilege

In the article “Lawyers reminded about dominant purpose test for litigation privilege,” found in  the July 21, 2014 edition of Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Malcolm Aboud, Litigation Associate, provides commentary stating that privilege claims for investigative reports often fail because the courts will find there was an alternative purpose to the probe. 

July 21, 2014

Congratulations to Deborah Glendinning on being named to Benchmark’s inaugural Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation list

Deborah Glendinning, Partner, Litigation, has been selected by Benchmark Canada to the inaugural Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation list.

July 18, 2014

Jana Steele speaks to BNN about the advantages of target-benefit pension plans

In a new report, the C.D. Howe Institute explores the need to move beyond defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension models towards target-benefit plans. Jana Steele, Osler partner and co-author of the report, chats with BNN’s Andrew Bell about the advantages of target-benefit plans and why legislators and policymakers should consider this middle-ground approach.

July 9, 2014

Judge from the projects fights for the projects

Donald McLeod recounts how Osler’s Larry Lowenstein influenced his career, helping him rise from Toronto’s housing projects to become an Ontario Court judge. 

July 4, 2014

M&A: deux Canadiens au top

Tandis que tous parlent de la crise qui frappe le milieu juridique, le secteur des M&A connaît un regain d’activité. Quels sont les cabinets canadiens qui ont su tirer leur épingle du jeu ? 

July 3, 2014

Mixed reaction to First Nation ruling

Osler’s perspective on the historic Supreme Court of Canada Tsilhqot’in decision is featured in the Calgary Herald andThe Vancouver Sun.

July 3, 2014