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Responsibilities and Liabilities of Directors in Manitoba

By Kristen Wittman on June 9, 2014

This article outlines the more important duties, responsibilities and liabilities imposed on directors of a privately-held, for profit corporation incorporated pursuant to The Corporations Act of Manitoba under the provincial and federal laws applicable in Manitoba.

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Limited Partnerships – Benefits of Manitoba

By Kristen Wittman on June 9, 2014

It is my opinion that the greater the nexus or connection to Manitoba, the more likely the flow of benefits from the Manitoba legislation…

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Farm Protection In Manitoba – Safe Harbour Or A Trap For The Unwary?

By David R.M. Jackson on April 18, 2013

This paper originally presented at the Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference, January, 2003. It has since been updated and revised for the 2011 Pitblado Lectures.

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Equity Drives For Cooperatives – Private Placement And Prospectus Exemptions

By Kristen Wittman on April 17, 2013

What follows is a summary of the restrictions and options available to a Cooperative registered under Manitoba laws, that wishes to raise funds, either from the public or on a private placement basis

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Alcohol Abuse and Accommodation

By Jeff Palamar on April 17, 2013

Under human rights legislation, alcoholism is treated as a disability which warrants accommodation to the point of undue hardship.

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Shareholder Agreements – Issues and Considerations in Drafting and Approach

By Timothy Kurbis on April 17, 2013

The content of this paper is concerned primarily with small business corporations with fewer than ten shareholders. As such, matters typically related to larger entities such as foreign ownership and securities regulation are touched upon, if at all, in only a cursory way.

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Workplace Safety And Health Regulatory Inspections Vs. Investigations – Charter Rights And Counsel’s Role

By Jamie Jurczak, Sam Gabor on April 17, 2013

In the workplace safety and health context, as with many other regulatory offence statues, a health and safety Inspector will both conduct the regulatory inspection and the investigation into impugned conduct. It can therefore be difficult for the practitioner to determine when the rights and freedoms provided for under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms apply.

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Balancing Safety and Health Obligations with Human Rights Obligations – Approaching Workplace Safety Requirements from an Accommodation Perspective

By Jamie Jurczak on April 17, 2013

Prepared for the Law Society of Manitoba’s Accommodation in the Workplace Seminar held April 14, 2010.

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Slim (But Useful) Pickin’s From The Prairies

By David R.M. Jackson on October 18, 2012

Prepared for the 8th Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Conference – October 12, 2012 – Halifax, NS

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