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Government of Canada Approves Pacific NorthWest LNG Project

On September 27, 2016, the Government of Canada approved the Pacific NorthWest LNG natural gas liquefaction and export facility, sending a strong signal that it is committed to growing Canada's role as a global energy supplier…more
| Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

New Capital-Raising Initiatives for Alberta-based Start-up Businesses

On July 26, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) adopted a start-up business exemption (ASC Rule 45-517 Prospectus Exemption for Start-up Businesses), which is designed to be a simpler and less costly capital raising…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Disclosure of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions in Alberta

On September 14, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released for comment its proposed amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (PDF). The proposed amendments put forward a…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Oil & Gas Services Initial Public Offering Guide

Canada’s world leading oil and gas capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global natural resources, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and sophisticated technical know-how…more
| Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Securities Law

Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Initial Public Offering Guide

Canada’s world leading renewable energy and clean technology sector capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global natural resources, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and…more
| Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Securities Law

Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Initial Public Offering Guide

Canada’s world leading oil and gas capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global natural resources, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and sophisticated technical know-how…more
| Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Securities Law

Mining Initial Public Offering Guide

Canada’s world leading mining capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global natural resources, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and sophisticated technical know-how. While…more
| Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Landlords, Leases and Financial Distress

Prepaid rent or a security deposit? The distinction is an important and potentially costly one for landlords in the current economic climate. In 2015, the Alberta Court of Appeal in York Realty Inc. v Alignvest Private Debt…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Canadian Contractual Interpretation Just Got More Difficult

Supreme Court of Canada Revives Correctness Test for Interpreting Standard Form Contracts - There is a new exception to the new Canadian approach for reviewing the interpretation of contracts: a trial court’s…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Business Torts

Unpaid Subcontractors Beware

Alberta Court of Appeal confirms no duty to disclose existence of labour and material bond unless asked - Labour and material payment bonds (L&M Bonds) serve an important purpose on a construction project by providing…more
| Construction Law

New U.S. Transparency Reporting Requirements for Extractive Sector

On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted revised rules requiring resource extraction issuers to disclose payments made to governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or…more
| Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) 101: Patients

On August 24, 2016, in response to Justice Phelan’s judgment in the case of Allard v Canada, Health Canada implemented the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), replacing the Marihuana for Medical Purposes…more
| Health

Whole Agreement Clause Upheld by Court of Appeal

A properly-worded whole agreement clause is effective to exclude liability for innocent and negligent misrepresentations, the Alberta Court of Appeal recently held in Houle v Knelsen Sand and Gravel Ltd, 2016 ABCA 247 [Houle]…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Enforcement Continues Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

Kellogg Canada Inc. has a long history operating in Canada. The CRTC alleged that Kellogg sent commercial electronic messages during a period of October 2014 through December 2014 without the consent of the recipients of the…more
| Communications & Media Law

Alberta Judge Upholds No-Fault Provisions of CAODC Master Daywork Contract

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently upheld the no-fault provisions of the standard form, Canadian Association of Drilling Contractors (CAODC) Master Daywork Contract (MDC) in Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities
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