Fasken Martineau's Symposium provides lawyers with educational seminars for continuing professional development (CPD) and will also be of interest to non-lawyers from private and public sector organizations. This complimentary half-day event may be applied towards the Substantive Hours required by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
- Learn from recognized legal professionals
- Network with your peers as you study alongside them
- Speak and consult with our lawyers
Fasken Martineau is a proud supporter and legal partner of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. While the Symposium is complimentary, we encourage registered attendees to make a donation to raise funds for our Canadian Paralympian athletes. Any amount would be appreciated by the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and tax receipts will be provided for all donations of $20 or more.
- 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Procurement and white-collar crime: Lessons from the bid-rigging trial
Speaker: Patrick McCann
Using the bid rigging trial as a starting point, what to do when you discover you are under investigation by the police or some other investigative agency. When should you retain counsel and what kind of counsel should you retain. What kind of strategies might counsel employ. What happens if you are charged - fight or negotiate?
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Solving tax non-compliance through voluntary disclosure
Speaker: Kevin Yip
Do you need to fix a tax mistake? Is the “Voluntary Disclosures Program” right for you? The Voluntary Disclosures Program provides taxpayers with a potential avenue to reduce or eliminate penalties and some interest which might otherwise be assessed by the Canada Revenue Agency and avoid prosecution on underreported or unreported income and other tax errors and omissions.
- 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Changing the way television is regulated in Canada: What this means for consumers
Speaker: Scott Prescott
The CRTC has recently issued five policy decisions arising out of its Let’s Talk TV proceeding that will significantly impact the way television is provided to consumers in Canada.
- 10:00 am - 10:30 am
- 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Alleged criminals in the workplace: Myths and realities about employer responses
Speaker: Judith Parisien
Employers are often faced with an employee who has been charged with a criminal offence, whether these accusations relate to sexual misconduct, narcotics, white collar crime, or any other type of criminal conduct. We will address the measures that can and must be undertaken by the employer to manage the impact such accusations can have on the workplace.
- 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Performing Honestly: A practical look at the new contractual duty
Speaker: Julia Kennedy
What the Supreme Court of Canada’s Bhasin decision means for your existing contracts and how it could impact on your future ones.
- 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
The scope of personal exceptions under the Copyright Act
Speaker: Aidan O’Neill
The Copyright Act provides various exceptions that allow individuals to make use of protected works, including music, television programs and photographs, on a copyright-free basis.
- 12:00 pm
This Symposium will be presented in English only
Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.
This seminar is complimentary.
For more information:
+1 416 868 3511