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National Securities Regulator Moves Forward; Draft Legislation Published

On September 8, 2014, the governments of Canada, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement formalizing the terms of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory…more
| Securities Law

The CSA Proposes a New Harmonized Take-Over Bid Approach

On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the publication of CSA Staff Notice 62-306, which contemplates a new harmonized regulatory approach to the Canadian take-over bid regime…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Canada-China Investment Treaty To Come into Force October 1

Two years after signing a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China, Canada has now ratified it and announced that it will come into force on October 1. Canada has similar treaties, known domestically as foreign investment…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Ontario Legislature Clarifies Securities Limitation Period

Less than one month after the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will hear appeals in a trilogy of Ontario securities class action cases that address how the three years limitation period under the Ontario Securities Act…more
| Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Are You Done Yet? Compensation for Impacts of Public Works in Alberta

During the recent resurfacing of Bow Trail there was a message posted on a pylon sign by an adjacent business owner that read “Bow Trail is not Rome. Please Complete” (see “Road Construction Delays Cause Headaches for Drivers,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

BROKEn Promises: 3 Signs your Tenant may be Going Bankrupt

The bankruptcy of a tenant is disruptive and may be confusing to a landlord; however, arming yourself with knowledge of some warning signs of financial distress and an understanding of your basic rights will, along with your…more
| Bankruptcy, Real Estate - Commercial

Canada and the EU Complete Trade Treaty Negotiation

On August 5, 2014, Canada and the European Union (EU) announced that they have completed negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The announcement puts to rest extended speculation about whether a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal in Securities Class Actions

The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it will hear appeals in a trilogy of Ontario securities class action cases: Green v. CIBC, Silver v. IMAX and Celestica v. Millwright Regional Council of Ontario Pension Trust…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Ukraine and Russia Extended to Additional Individuals and Entities; Oil & Gas Technology Sanctions Expected Soon

On August 6, 2014, Canada amended the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to further expand the list of “designated persons”, both individuals and entities, with…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Canada and the EU Complete Trade Treaty Negotiations

Canada and the European Union today announced that they have completed negotiation of their Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The announcement puts to rest extended speculation about whether a deal was still…more
| International Law & Trade

Update on Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Ukraine and Russia

On July 24, 2014, Canada amended the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to expand the list of “designated persons” with whom Canadians are prohibited from engaging…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CRA Required to Reassess in Accordance with Terms of Settlement

The recent decision in Bolton Steel Tube Co. Ltd. v. The Queen, 2014 TCC 94, confirms that the CRA is required to reassess a taxpayer in accordance with terms of settlement. In its decision, the Tax Court provides useful…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Taxation

Six Considerations for Rent Arbitration Clauses in Commercial Leases

When a commercial tenant exercises an option to renew a lease it is imperative that the landlord and tenant have effective mechanisms in place to determine the rent for the renewal term. Ideally both parties will agree on the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Roitelman: Director Not Liable Where Employee Engages In Deceit

The Tax Court of Canada recently considered whether a director could establish a due diligence defence with respect to unremitted source deductions where the responsibility for remittance lay with an employee in Roitelman v. The…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Recent Ontario Decision Casts Doubt on Statutory Severance Pay Threshold

In Ontario, employees are entitled to notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice of termination in accordance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). In addition, employees with five years of service or more who…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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