ONCA Targeted for 2020

On January 2, 2018, the Ontario Government website regarding “Rules for not-for-profit and charitable corporations” was amended to notify that the Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“ONCA”) is targeted to come into force in “early 2020”. This announcement comes on the heels of changes to the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 which took… More

Bill 148: Amendments to Ontario’s Workplace Legislation Passed

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director Legal Affairs  On November 27, 2017, the Ontario Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 received Royal Assent, which will bring into force changes to Ontario’s workplace legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 SO 2000 c 41 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 SO 1995… More

Significant Changes to Alberta’s Workplace Legislation

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs  Outlined below are significant legislative amendments to and inclusions in the Alberta Employment Standards Code (the “ESC”) and Labour Relations Code (the “LRC”), which come into effect on January 1, 2018. These changes will affect all provincially-regulated employers in the Province… More

Upcoming and Significant Changes to Ontario Workplace Regime

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs  In 2015 the Ontario government initiated a Changing Workplaces Review, which resulted in a 416-page report (the “Report”) containing several recommended changes to the regulation of employment and labour in the province. The Report has garnered much attention from employees and… More

CRA Has Moved! Charities Must Update Their Receipts!

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has recently transitioned its website to its new domain: www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency.html. The “Canada.ca” domain will act as the primary location of all Government of Canada websites. It appears that many of the Charities Directorate pages have transitioned to… More