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Global Systemically Important Banks – Public Disclosure Requirements

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) has issued an Advisory, “Global systemically important banks – Public disclosure requirements”, which clarifies the implementation in Canada of the annual…more

| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Top Six Frequently Asked Questions About the AODA for Franchisors and...

In Ontario, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario has been increasingly active in pursuing enforcement actions against organizations that have not complied with their requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with…more

| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law,...

Legislative Update Report No. 2014-07

In This Issue: - Federal Government - Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - New Brunswick - Newfoundland - Northwest Territories - Nova Scotia - Nunavut - Ontario - Prince Edward…more

| Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Worker’s Compensation, Health,...

The Corporate Governance Review: Chapter 4: Canada

OVERVIEW OF GOVERNANCE REGIME - Canada’s system of corporate governance is derived from the British common law model and strongly influenced by developments in the United States. While corporate governance practices in…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Practical Issues in Pension Fund Investing – Execution of Subscription...

There is a famous phrase which is particularly apt in the area of pension fund investing – “the devil is in the details”. This is the first in a series on practical issues that arise in connection with investments by Canadian…more

| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking,...

CSA Releases Crowdfunding Proposals for Comment

On March 20, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a notice (the CSA Notice) announcing the release for comment of two proposed equity crowdfunding prospectus exemptions. Some provincial securities…more

| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Competition Bureau Releases Consultation Draft of Price Maintenance...

On March 20, 2014, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) released for public comment draft enforcement guidelines on the price maintenance provisions found in section 76 of the Competition Act (Draft Guidelines). The Draft Guidelines…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Over-The-Counter Derivatives and Financial Benchmarks Regulations

The first bill to implement the proposals contained within the 2014 Federal Budget for over-the-counter derivatives regulations and financial benchmarks has been introduced in Parliament. Bill C-31, titled the Economic Action…more

| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

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