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December 1, 2017
Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”)

On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”). The Bill will come into force on January 1, 2018 (with few exceptions noted below) and will introduce a range of changes to the ESA. The purpose of this memo is to highlight some of these changes. Employ... Read More

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November 30, 2017
November update: Status of proposed tax changes

In an earlier post, we blogged about the announcements the government made regarding changes to the July 18th tax proposals affecting small business owners. In the October announcements, the government indicated that the changes to the taxation of passive investments would be announced in the 2018 Federal Budget, that it wo... Read More

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November 23, 2017
Solido Design Automation acquired by Siemens subsidiary

Saskatoon-based Solido Design Automation has been acquired by Mentor, a Texas-based subsidiary of Siemans AG. With a focus on machine learning, Solido makes computer-aided design software used by companies that make chips for electronic devices. The company’s products are currently used in production at over 40 major c... Read More

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November 22, 2017
Sendwithus raises $5 million in Series A round

Cloud-based communications management platform provider Sendwithus has raised $5 million in a Series A funding round led by BlueRun Ventures, with additional investments from Baseline Ventures. Sendwithus’ platform allows organizations to streamline their email creation process by providing an API, visual editor and bu... Read More

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November 9, 2017
VarageSale acquired by VerticalScope

VarageSale, Canadian Startup of the Year for 2014, has been acquired by VerticalScope. The community-focused buy-and-sell website and app stood out among its competitors as members use their real names, identities and photos. VerticalScope, a digital media company has a portfolio of more than 600 websites. As part of ... Read More

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