Looking Beyond Business as Usual

Vast numbers of people around the world have decamped from the workplace to try to slow the spread of coronavirus. According to SHRM, the number of organizations offering remote work options tripled between 1996 and 2016, yet the radical…

Penalty Clauses: Do They Stick?

It is common for a commercial lease to contain a provision that obliges a party to pay a pre-calculated amount of money in the event of a default, or a set of circumstances that may be characterized as a “failure”. These provisions are…

Beyond Public Subsidy

Canadians tend to smugness when comparing our social safety net to our southern neighbour. But comparatively, our support for affordable housing is weak following the gutting of social housing expenditures in the late 1990s. Only the…
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