June 30, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the imposition of safety measures by governments around the world, including that in Canada, to protect the health of their citizens. Similarly, businesses have imposed safety measures to protect their employees. These measures include restrictions on...
Patricia Olasker and Poonam Puri Named in Top 25 Most Influential List
As two of the five featured lawyers in the corporate-commercial law category, both Patricia and Poonam are honoured for the impact they’ve had within the legal community. Patricia is recognized for her role in the development of Canadian securities law and policy, as well for being a leader in her field. As one voter said, “She is an inspiration to women aspiring to be at the top of their legal profession.”
Poonam, a previous honouree, is recognized for her work on investor protection. A professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, Poonam is described by Canadian Lawyer as someone who “bridges many divides, including those between the profession and the academy as well as that between investors and those who advise them.”
Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 survey seeks to identify the most influential lawyers over the last 18 months on the basis of votes from the magazine’s readership.
May 27, 2020 - As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance recently published a draft legislative proposal, the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) (Proposal), that, if implemented, would provide for an automatic six-month suspension of...