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Alberta Securities Commission and Nunavut Securities Office Publish Proposed Start-up Business Exemption

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and Nunavut Securities Office recently published for comment proposed Multilateral Instrument 45-109 Prospectus Exemption for Start-Up Businesses (the Proposed Exemption). The Proposed…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Alberta Announces Climate Leadership Plan

Yesterday, the Alberta government announced its Climate Leadership Plan (Plan) and released to the public the Climate Leadership Report to Minister (Report) it commissioned from the Climate Change Advisory Panel. While details…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Unsubscribe Problems Nets Telecommunications Provider Under Anti-spam Law

November 20, 2015 the CRTC announced that Rogers Media Inc had paid $200,000 as part of an undertaking to resolve alleged violations of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL)…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Tax Rectification Case

On November 19, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in Canada (A.G.) v. Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) inc., 2015 QCCA 838, which addresses the question of when rectification will be granted in the tax context…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation

The Gap, the Trap and the Binding Spring - The Bri-Chem trilogy, the rule of law and self-corrections of revenue-neutral tariff treatment under the Customs Act

In three decisions released concurrently by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) on September 18, 2015 (collectively referred to as the Bri-Chem trilogy), the CITT instructed the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Declares CBSA Abusive and Directs CBSA to Follow its Decisions

On September 18, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) released three decisions concurrently (collectively referred to as the Bri-Chem trilogy) that instruct the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to apply…more
| International Law & Trade, Taxation

Are CCAA Proceedings a Panacea for Assignment or Novation Without Consent?

A purported assignment of a contract without consent and an alleged novation were ineffective, the BC Court of Appeal recently held in Barafield Realty Ltd. v. Just Energy (B.C.) Limited Partnership, 2015 BCCA 421 [Barafield] in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential

Wishing You Happy Holidays, if Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Permits

The holiday season is an important season to focus on good will and the profound messages that the holidays celebrate. Many organizations use the holiday season to communicate with clients and associates to share that sentiment…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Everything You Need to Know About Ontario's New Anti-SLAPP Law

On October 28, 2015, the government of Ontario passed the Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 (PPA), designed to identify and eliminate strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). The PPA is the result of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts

No Damages for First Nations Blockade - Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in Moulton Contracting Ltd.

The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied leave to appeal in Moulton Contracting Ltd. v British Columbia, confirming the BC Court of Appeal’s decision (2015 BCCA 89) overturning an award of $1.75 million in damages against the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Key Policy Initiatives from Canada's New Liberal Government You Need to Anticipate

The Canadian election last week (October 19) produced a new government under Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. Defying speculation of a minority government, the Liberals won a clear majority, defeating the NDP and Stephen…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SCC Denial of Leave Allows First Nations to Pursue Claims Prior to Proving Aboriginal Title

The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied applications for leave to appeal in Saik’uz First Nation and Stellat’en First Nation v Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., 2015 BCCA 154 (Saik’uz), and Iron Ore Company of Canada. v Uashaunnuat,…more
| Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Supreme Court Clarifies Limits on Tribunal Participation in Reviews of Its Own Decisions

In an increasingly regulated world, governments have established a litany of administrative tribunals to oversee and administer complex regulatory schemes. Often, applying their specialized expertise, such tribunals adjudicate…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities

Preparing for the Unsolicited Bid

Market volatility, the recent decline in commodity prices, or in some circumstances a combination of these factors, has resulted in a significant decline in the trading prices of many Canadian public companies relative to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Recent Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act give WorkSafeBC Enhanced Compliance Powers

Recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act in British Columbia (the Act) significantly enhance WorkSafeBC’s ability to enforce occupational health and safety compliance. These include..…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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