As we transition to new ways of operating against a backdrop of a volatile economic outlook, businesses are implementing strategies to ensure they can continue to operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape. Operational resilience and a clear strategy will be essential for organizations not only to survive, but to thrive, in 2020 and beyond. Whilst protecting public health still remains the priority, many organizations are facing challenges, including major disruption to their supply chains, meeting contractual obligations, bringing people back to the workplace and implications under funding arrangements. Many of these issues need to be navigated on a cross-border basis.
This Canadian resource hub identifies the key issues and provides practical guidance as well as innovative and strategic thinking from our lawyers across the country on the legal and regulatory challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team takes a holistic approach to risk management that spans business units, areas of law and national boundaries.
What the future will hold, as we attempt to shift towards a period of recovery, is unclear. However, we can certainly expect disruption for some time, and businesses will need the assistance of agile legal teams during this time and beyond.
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“Made in Canada”: The challenges of increasing domestic production of pharmaceuticals
The pandemic caused by COVID 19 and the subsequent slowdown in international trade have highlighted certain challenges faced by a globally integrated supply chain, such as shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), drugs, ventilators and testing material.
Federal Court weighs in on mandatory quarantine upon re-entering Canada
To contain the spread of COVID-19, the federal government has imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for individuals re-entering Canada, with certain exemptions in place.
Canada’s post-CECRA economic response plan: Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, in the nick of time
As part of Canada’s COVID-19 economic response plan, the federal government recently provided the framework for the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) program, which serves as a replacement to and stands separate from the now-expired Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program.
Canadian securities regulators publish continuous disclosure review report and provide guidance on COVID-19 disclosure
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published their latest continuous disclosure review report, which includes guidance on reporting the impacts of COVID-19.
What to expect after the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
On August 20, 2020, the federal government announced major changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and the creation of three new recovery benefits.