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Changes To Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff Program

The Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) launched its Feed-in Tariff (“FIT”) program on October 1, 2009. The response to the FIT program has been greater than expected: as of February 4, 2011, the OPA had received applications for…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Supreme Court Of Canada Settles Excise Tax Act Priorities In CCAA Action

held in Century Services Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2010 SCC 60 (“Century”) that the Crown does not enjoy super-priority in relation to unremitted Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) under the provisions of the Companies’…more
| Bankruptcy

Canadian Securities Administrators Release New Guidelines For Environmental Reporting

The Canadian Securities Administrators have released Staff Notice 51-333 Environmental Reporting Guidance. As anticipated in the Davis LLP bulletin of May 2010, this new CSA Staff Notice provides clarification on the continuous…more
| Securities Law

Bill C-3: Another Attempt To Make The Indian Act Non-Discriminatory

Bill C-3: Gender Equity and the Indian Registration Act, amends provisions of the Indian Act that the British Columbia Court of Appeal found to be unconstitutional in the case of McIvor et al. v. The Registrar INAC et al. Bill…more
| Indigenous Peoples

Vietnam Approves New Ppp Regulation

On November 9, 2010, Vietnam’s Prime Minister approved a new PPP regulation entitled “Regulation on Public-Private Partnership Investment Piloting” (the “New Regulation”), which provides an updated legal framework for the…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Davis LLP Successfully Defends Secured Creditors in Priority Dispute at the BC Court of Appeal

In an important recent decision of the BC Court of Appeal, Davis LLP successfully represented its clients Century McMynn Leasing Partnership and GE Finance in Re Perimeter Transportation Ltd., 2010 BCCA 509. The case related to…more
| Bankruptcy

Alberta court of appeal overturns $1.6 million award for injury to reputation and goodwill

On Friday, August 27, 2010, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued a decision that will be of interest to employers across Canada…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Important decision re: employment privacy law

Clients often ask if an employer may brief employees (or send a memo) when a key employee leaves the organization. Employers often wish to communicate in some way with remaining employees in these situations in order to ease…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Amendments proposed to the disclosure rules for mineral projects

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published for comment proposed revisions to National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (NI 43-101). These represent the most substantive changes to…more
| Securities Law

Alberta’s new privacy rules for organizations that utilize service providers outside canada

Organizations in Alberta that utilize service providers outside Canada to manage personal information should be aware of several recent amendments made to Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”). These amendments…more
| Privacy

Limitations in use of purchase-money security interest in cross-collateralization

A recent decision of the Alberta Queen’s Bench1 has raised some questions about purchase-money security interest (“PMSI”) proceeds and cross-collateralization of assets secured by these types of security interests. It has been…more
| Finance & Banking

Bill 13 - Forests and Range (first nations Woodland licence)

On April 26, 2010, the provincial government introduced Bill 13 - Forests and Range (First Nations Woodland Licence) Statutes Amendment Act, 2010 to the legislature (the “Bill”). The Bill once passed (the “Act”), will amend…more
| Environmental Law
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