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GST/HST Joint-Venture Elections and Nominee Corporations

Joint-ventures (JVs) with nominee corporations or bare trustees that have been elected to account for the GST/HST of the JV should be aware of the period of CRA administrative tolerance expiring on January 1, 2015. This…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Canada Imposes New Trade Restrictions on Russia’s Oil Exploration and Extraction Sector

On Friday, December 19, 2014, the Government of Canada announced amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to impose product-specific restrictions on the supply of certain goods to Russia’s oil sector,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

Bayens v Kinross Gold Corporation – Misrepresentation Claims in Securities Class Actions

Ontario's statutory regime for secondary market liability came into effect in 2006 as a result of amendments to the Securities Act (Ontario) (the OSA), creating a statutory cause of action for deficient market disclosure. Part…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

GST/HST Closely Related Entities Election – New Filing Requirements

If you are planning on adding a closely related GST group election in the new year (CRA Form GST25), you will now need to file it with the CRA. Further, any pre-2015 elections will also have to be filed before the end of 2015…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

United States Patent and Trademark Office Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published its 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance of Subject Matter Eligibility for use by USPTO personnel in determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alberta Pensions – What’s Next?

The recent overhaul of Alberta’s Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA) and Employment Pension Plans Regulation (EPPR) effective September 1, 2014, has resulted in amendments being required to Alberta-registered pension plans, and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

On December 16, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance of Subject Matter Eligibility for use by USPTO personnel in determining subject matter eligibility under…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Directors Need to Meet High Standard to Avoid Liability

The Tax Court of Canada again confirmed that directors of corporations will have a high burden to meet to establish a due diligence defence and avoid liability for unremitted source deductions…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Court Considers Unreasonably Withholding Consent under CAPL Operating Procedure in Precedent-Setting Decision

In IFP Technologies (Canada) v Encana Midstream and Marketing, 2014 ABQB 470, the Court clarified for the first time the circumstances in which a party that waives its right of first refusal under Article 24 of the 1990 CAPL…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Increased Use of Summary Disposition in the Federal Court: An Efficient and Cost-Effective Tool to Resolve Trademark Cases

For many years, summary disposition was essentially unavailable in intellectual property cases in the Federal Court of Canada, unless a claim or defence was plainly devoid of merit. For some parties, this presented a…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Supreme Court to Clarify the Liability of Canadian Corporations for Acts of their Foreign Affiliates

The Supreme Court of Canada today heard argument in a case that will clarify whether a judgment obtained in a foreign country against a foreign corporate entity can be enforced in Canada against a Canadian affiliate of that…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade

International Anti-Corruption Day

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day. This occasion is a good opportunity to think about whether your organization has sufficient systems, policies and controls in place to ensure ethical and responsible business practices…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Significant Changes to the Rights Offering Regime

The Canadian Securities Administrators, or CSA, have published for comment proposed rule changes which would create a streamlined prospectus exemption for rights offerings conducted by reporting issuers other than investment…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Competition Act Tort Claims Still Viable: Fairhurst v Anglo American PLC

Can indirect purchasers claim damages in tort for breaches of the Competition Act? This was one of the issues before the British Columbia Supreme Court in Fairhurst v Anglo American PLC, 2014 BCSC 2270. Madam Justice Brown…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

New “Stronger Workplaces” Act Increases Obligations for Ontario Employers

On November 20, 2014, Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, received royal assent. This amends five employment and labour-related statutes in Ontario in an effort to protect employees. The effect is…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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