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FLYOVER: AN OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION AND WORKFORCE MOBILITY NEWS

April 14th, 2016

April 14th, 2016, Newsletter from our business immigration team.

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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Property Issues: Beware of your neighbours

March 21st, 2016

How to protect your title.

As a property owner, it is very important that you be vigilant with respect to your neighbours’ actions, which could undermine your title.

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BCF and the AQT partner with a new community organization

March 16th, 2016

Our firm supports the efforts of Toujours Ensemble.

Our Partner Guy Rouleau was present to salute the impressive work done by the organization.

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FLYOVER: AN OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION AND WORKFORCE MOBILITY NEWS

March 16th, 2016

March 16th, 2016, Newsletter from our business immigration team.

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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New regulations for temporary workers working in Quebec

February 26th, 2016

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

Quebec adds new occupations to Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment Process for temporary workers working in Québec.

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BCF Is Involved In The Montreal TV Series Production Lobby

February 24th, 2016

Our firm supports its client, the Mediabiz production company.

Our partner André Ryan is quoted by the La Presse newspaper regarding our efforts to help bring important TV productions in Montreal.

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BCF makes a $150,000 donation to the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke

January 29th, 2016

Our firm is very much involved in the university community.

This donation will provide major assistance to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law in its efforts to modernize its library.

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BCF Welcomes Four New Partners Among its Ranks

January 26th, 2016

With their talent, our firm is optimistic about the future.

From left to right: Antonio Nadaira, Frédéric Dionne, Adam Allouba and François Beaudry.

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Capital Markets in Canada: What You Need To Know in 2016

January 25th, 2016

A newsletter from our lawyers specialized in securities.

Revitalization of the TSXV, changes to offering memorandum exemption, and reduced disclosure obligations for venture issuers.

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Mobility Rights of Business Travelers Under the CETA

January 21st, 2016

This trade agreement involves Canada and the EU.

The complexity of the Agreement lies in the fact that there are 11 commercial activities, 28 EU countries, and 8 types of business traveler.

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Real Estate Development: What Are the Rules?

January 19th, 2016

Two of our lawyers launch a new publication addressing this matter

Consulting partner Pierre Delisle and lawyer Joseph-André Roy introduce their new book entitled “Les ententes de développement Municipalités-Promoteurs” (Municipality-Promoter Development Agreements).

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Legal Considerations When Creating a Mobile Application

January 5th, 2016

How to correctly launch your application

Mobile applications have become essential with the rise of the smartphone and the mobile device. But what has to be considered from a legal standpoint?

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A Visual Branding in Blue for BCF

December 14th, 2015

Welcome to our renewed website!

Our firm adds colour to its image while preserving its unique identity.

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BCF, Partner of the Successful Entrepreneur

December 4th, 2015

Our professionals also act as mentors.

Spotlight on businesses and start-ups development initiatives in which a number of professionals are actively involved.

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BCF Donates More Than $130,000 to Centraide

December 1st, 2015

Our firm supports the efforts of this organization.

It is with much pride that BCF will present this contribution following its 2015 Centraide Campaign.

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A New Cabinet, a New Era for Business Immigration?

November 6th, 2015

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

Here are the new cabinet ministers who will influence immigration and workers' mobility in Canada.

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Getting Paid to Post on Instagram? Sure, but #becareful

October 28th, 2015

Advertising in the social media era.

Social media stars are becoming spokespersons for companies wanting to reach a large number of people. But do they comply with advertising regulations?

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CIC Launches New Electronic System For Employers

October 16th, 2015

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduces the Employer Portal on its website.

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Didier Culat on the Board of the CIUSSS de la Capitale nationale

October 5th, 2015

Our counsel from Quebec is involved in his community.

He will be on the board of one of the new Centres intégrés universitaires de santé et services sociaux (CIUSSS).

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Five New Lawyers Join BCF

September 24th, 2015

These professionals bring energy and expertise to our firm.

BCF is pleased to announce the arrival on its team of Marjorie Bergeron, John Dawson, Emmanuelle Demers, Shaun E. Finn and Valérie Marcas.

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Better Networking : Advice From André Ryan

September 21st, 2015

Our partner is co-leader of the BCF International strategic team.

André Ryan explains some of the best practices to improve its networking and business development in the legal field, in this Leadership in Action podcast.

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BCF Also Speaks Russian

September 9th, 2015

Our firm at the service of foreign businesses.

The best language for business is… the client’s language. To better serve Russian companies, BCF relies on experienced Russian-speaking professionals.

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The Internet of Things: What If Your Fridge Could Talk?

September 1st, 2015

The interconnection of devices and the issues regarding privacy.

As technology progresses, smart objects are multiplying in our everyday life and they are collecting personal data. Welcome to the age of the Internet of Things.

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Embedding A Competitor’s Slogan In Your Website’s Meta Tags: Permitted Or Not?

August 25th, 2015

What is acceptable to use to get noticed in search engines.

It’s very tempting to copy a successful competitor’s meta tags or insert the trademark and slogan of that competitor into your own meta tags to attract some of the competitor’s clients to your site.

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Nine of our Attorneys Among the 2016 Edition of the Best Lawyers In Canada

August 24th, 2015

The legal guide recognizes the work of our members.

Nine of BCF's attorneys are chosen in the annual selection of Best Lawyers in Canada, after being recommended by their peers.

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The CSST and the CLP Will Examine the Duty to Accommodate

August 6th, 2015

Important changes regarding employment injuries to consider by businesses.

A decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal will force both commissions and employers to review how they handle employment injuries cases.

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Antoine Leduc and Michel Robert Named Lawyers Emeritus

July 22nd, 2015

They receive this honorary distinction from the Barreau du Québec.

The Barreau du Québec awards the Advocatus Emeritus distinction to our two lawyers for their careers and their accomplishments.

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Are You Ready? Patent!

July 20th, 2015

A new initiative launched by Quebec to protect your intellectual property assets.

The ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations du Québec announced the launch of the programme Premier Brevet. This initiative aims to help SMEs in Quebec invest in the protection of their intellectual property assets.

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Is Silence Consent? Not When it Comes to Targeted Advertising!

July 9th, 2015

Targeted Advertising and Privacy Issues

Targeted marketing has become a major trend in business and is frequently part of a company’s marketing strategy. As a business, are you certain you received proper consent to use or sell your clients' personal data?

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Salary Arbitration in the NHL: Behind the Scenes

July 8th, 2015

Our partner André Lepage represents half of the teams of the NHL in connection with their salary arbitration matters.

As a lawyer, what is essential to know about the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement and the salary arbitration process? Our partner André Lepage was interviewed twice on that subject and he unveils some interesting aspects of his practice.

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Bernard Tremblay Appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Québec

June 30th, 2015

Our partner will serve as a Puisne Judge in the Judicial District of Québec.

One of BCF's key members at our Quebec City office receives an important honor. Mr. Bernard Tremblay leaves our firm after greatly contributing to its rise in the provincial capital.

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Antoine Leduc Hosts Brian Mulroney at the CBA-Quebec

June 18th, 2015

The traditional Dîner Présidentiel attracts leading figures in Montreal.

The event held by CBA-Quebec on June 3rd was a great success and invitees such as the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Quebec’s Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée were present.

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A Major Victory for BCF Client Héritage Terrebonne

June 10th, 2015

Represented by Simon Pelletier and Odette Nadon, the real estate developer wins its case against the MTQ.

Our partner and lawyer Simon Pelletier has won its case against the ministère des Transports du Québec, forcing it to demolish an overpass whose construction in 2007 has led to the inundation of the land of his client.

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Julie Lessard Is Elected Co-Chair of AmCham Quebec!

June 5th, 2015

Our partner will now assume a strategic position within this important organization.

The American Chamber of Commerce Quebec Chapter seeks to better U.S.-Canada cross-border business.

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Video: Canada's Free Trade Agreements and Quebec's Manufacturers

June 2nd, 2015

What to know about the latest free trade agreements concluded by Canada.

What are the key points from the latest free trade agreements signed by Canada with the European Union and South Korea? Our lawyer Didier Culat explains why manufacturers from Quebec should be interested.

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Securities Crowdfunding For SMEs In Canada

May 26th, 2015

A New Form Of Financing To Consider By SMEs

Securities crowdfunding is a new, easier way for SMEs to raise capital from individuals through the Internet.

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What to do with the domain name extensions .porn, .sucks, etc.?

May 13th, 2015

Some thoughts to ponder for businesses

The singer Taylor Swift recently acquired the domain names taylorswift.porn and taylorswift.sucks... It is merely part of a strategy to protect her image and trade-mark.

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FROM ADMINISTRATIVE SUSPENSION TO CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL...

April 10th, 2015

BCF’S LABOUR LAW CHRONICLE

On March 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a major decision involving constructive dismissal.

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On your marks! Ready for changes?

March 27th, 2015

Significant legislative changes for the Trademarks Act in Canada

Several changes regarding the Trademarks Act (Canada) and the regulations made under the Act will come into force in 2016.

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FRENCH IS SEEN MORE ON THE WEB

March 6th, 2015

The obligations of companies running commercial activities in Quebec

The posting rules of the Charter of the French Language regarding a web site, also known as Bill 101, may often give rise to interpretation, which unfortunately varies between the positions of the Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF) and the court decisions.

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Acquiring a Business in Canada

March 3rd, 2015

A guide to mergers and acquisitions

For more details about corporate law, the Competition Act, the Investment Act, employment law, the Charter of the French Language, tax considerations, environmental law or other legal matters, we invite you to read our guide to mergers and acquisitions.

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FLYOVER: AN OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION AND WORKFORCE MOBILITY NEWS

February 12th, 2015

IMMIGRATION NEWSLETTER

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING ENGLISH COMMERCIAL SIGNS

February 11th, 2015

Court clarifies Charter exemption for unregistered trade marks

Twenty English-speaking merchants of Montreal recently contested a charge of non-compliance with the Charter of the French Language, better known as Bill 101. The defence of some merchants prevailed.

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The passing of a symbol of entrepreneurship, creativity and dedication

February 10th, 2015

DEATH OF OUR PARTNER STEPHEN D. HART

It is with great sadness and deep emotion that we learned of the death of our friend and colleague Stephen D. Hart following a courageous battle against cancer.

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The Supreme Court's decision on official bilingualism in Alberta will send a powerful message

February 9th, 2015

The court’s decision is sure to send a powerful message concerning its conception of Canadian federalism today

The Supreme Court of Canada will soon decide whether the Legislative Assembly of Alberta is constitutionally required to adopt and publish its laws in both English and French.

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BCF will hire two of its articling students!

February 9th, 2015

Martin Côté and Gretta Ghorayeb will be hired as lawyers by BCF in March, after they are sworn in

BCF has produced a short video of some events from the 2015 student recruitment (French only).

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PROUDLY MADE IN CANADA

February 6th, 2015

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ON THE EVE OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

It is important to note that in order to be eligible to duty free benefits, goods exported to the European Union must qualify as products originating in Canada, as defined in the CETA.

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BCF WELCOMES THREE NEW PARTNERS TO ITS RANKS

January 23rd, 2015

BCF Business Law is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Brigitte Nepveu, Julie Lavigne and Ilya Kalnish as new partners with the firm.

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INTERESTED BY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS?

January 19th, 2015

THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL INCREASE ACCESS TO NEW MARKETS

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