Lawson Lundell LLP

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Canada Joins the Global Push towards Mandating Disclosure of Payments to Governments

Background On June 12, 2013, the Canadian government announced its intention to introduce new legislation requiring the disclosure of payments made by Canadian extractive resource companies to domestic and foreign…more
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Class Action Law Bulletin: Green Light for Class Actions by Consumers

In a highly-anticipated and extremely significant pair of decisions for businesses and consumers alike, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) ruled on Thursday (October 31, 2013) that the ultimate consumers at the end of a supply…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Pension & Benefits Law Bulletin: Requirements for Federally Regulated Employers to Insure LTD Plans Come into Force on July 1, 2014

The Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act was passed by the federal government in 2012, which includes changes that will affect long-term disability (“LTD”) plans provided by federally-regulated employers. This will impact…more
| Labor & Employment Law

What you need to know about changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program

Earlier this year the federal government made changes to Canada’s temporary foreign worker program with the stated purpose of ensuring that Canadians are given the first opportunity to apply for available jobs. Most temporary…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note

Each summer, I review judgments dealing with contract law issues looking for decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders.1 Contract law principles typically do not change overnight; rather, they are…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Strengthening Canada’s Fight Against Foreign Bribery: A Warning to Canadian Companies

Background Over the last 15 years, governments around the world have indicated their willingness to implement laws prohibiting the bribery of foreign public officials (a “Foreign Official”) in connection with attempting to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Envision: Implications for Canadian Corporations Contemplating a Merger

On September 26, 2013 the Supreme Court released its decision in the Envision case. The case deals with the amalgamation of two credit unions, but has broader implications for the tax treatment of amalgamations in Canada, and…more
| Taxation

Cooperation Agreements and Benefits Agreements with First Nations

The development of projects and business opportunities, particularly in the natural resource industries, requires government decision making, from the issuance of resource tenures, through environmental assessment of proposed…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples

Labour & Employment Law Bulletin: Restrictive Covenants involving sale of a business: Payette v. Guay Inc., 2013 SCC 45

The Supreme Court of Canada recently reiterated that restrictive covenants that arise in the context of the sale of a business will be treated differently and more generously than those that arise in the context of a contract of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Have Your Say: Ontario Securities Commission Consults on Introducing a "Comply or Explain" Model to Promote Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

Gender diversity on corporate boards is a hot issue in Canada. A recent report by TD Economics showed the extent of the disparity between Canada and other developed economies. Women represent only 11% of board members for…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Energy Law Bulletin: Alberta’s New Energy Regulatory Regime Takes Shape

On May 29, 2013, Alberta issued three regulations and two rules under the Responsible Energy Development Act (“REDA”). The new regulations and rules became operational on June 17, 2013, the same day that REDA came into force. …more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Labour & Employment Law Bulletin: Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Effective July 31, 2013 the Federal Government announced new rules relating to the temporary foreign worker program. It has advised that the changes are being made to ensure that Canadians are given the first chance at available…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Top 10 Differences Between Litigating in the U.S. and Canada

An American organization that finds itself involved in litigation in Canada, or an American attorney advising such an organization, will find most aspects of the Canadian civil justice system to be familiar. The legal systems of…more
| Civil Procedure

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Labour Arbitration Board Decision Rejecting Random Alcohol Testing

On Friday June 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its eagerly-awaited decision, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd., 2013 SCC 34, a case concerning random…more
| Labor & Employment Law

A Framework Emerges - Recent developments in the Law of Intentional Economic Torts

Economic torts provide relief in relation to intentional interference with economic interests. This collection of torts can be divided into two categories: deceptive market practices and improper market practices. This paper…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts
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