Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Toronto, ON M5X 1B8, Canada

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OECD Releases 2014 BEPS Deliverables

On September 16, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its first seven of 15 deliverables under the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project (the 2014 BEPS Package)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The Ambushed Fiduciary: Does Authority over a Corporate Account Cross the Line?

Corporate officers can wear two hats under ERISA: the corporate officer hat or the ERISA fiduciary hat. Actions taken wearing the corporate officer hat are traditionally not fiduciary functions. The courts recognize that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts

Canadian Securities Administrators Propose Significant Amendments to Take-Over Bid Regime

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have announced that they intend to publish for comment amendments (the Proposed Bid Amendments) that, if implemented, will result in significant changes to the take-over bid regime in…more
| Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Legislative Update Report No. 2014-17

In This Article: - Federal Government - Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - New Brunswick - Newfoundland - Northwest Territories - Nova Scotia - Nunavut - Ontario - Prince Edward…more
| Elections & Politics

Alberta Pension Reform: Getting Started on Plan Compliance Amendments

Effective September 1, 2014, the new Alberta Employment Pension Plans Act (New EPPA) and Employment Pension Plans Regulation (New Regulation) came into force. Pension plans registered in Alberta, as well as plans registered in…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

The Uncertain Future of Predicted Utility

There is no more contentious question in Canadian patent law at the moment than the question of utility. Much of the debate focuses on whether an invention need only have a scintilla of utility or whether utility must be…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Plan Administration Changes in New Alberta Pension Legislation: Make Sure You Are in Compliance (Part II of II)

In this post, we discuss the amendments in the new Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA) and the accompanying Employment Pension Plans Regulation (EPPR), which came into force on September 1, 2014, with respect to plan…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

Ontario Superior Court Upholds Consultation

Wabauskang First Nation v. Minister of Northern Development and Mines et al., 2014 ONSC 4424 (Decision) involved a decision of the Director of Mine Rehabilitation (Director) to acknowledge a Production Closure Plan (PCP)…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples

Plan Administration Changes in New Alberta Pension Legislation: Make Sure You Are in Compliance (Part I of II)

The new Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA) and the accompanying Employment Pension Plans Regulation (EPPR), which came into force on September 1, 2014, are reforming the pension regulatory landscape in Alberta. In this…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

OSC Rejection of Insider Trading Allegations Emphasizes Prosecution Difficulties

On August 26, 2014, a panel of the Ontario Securities Commission (the “panel”) released its highly anticipated decision involving allegations of insider trading, tipping and conduct contrary to the public interest in connection…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Legislative Update Report - Aug 22, 2014

In This Article: - Federal Government - Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - New Brunswick - Newfoundland - Northwest Territories - Nova Scotia - Nunavut - Ontario - Prince Edward…more
| Communications & Media Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Transportation

Ontario Court Of Appeal Upholds Finding of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Respecting Executive Compensation

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial court decision which concluded that the CEO, who was also a director, breached his fiduciary duty to the corporation when the directors of Unique Broadband Systems, Inc…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts

Alberta Energy Regulator to Take Charge of Environmental Impact Assessments for Energy Resource Activities

On March 29, 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) became the entity responsible for issuing approvals pursuant to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) for energy projects. However, the authority to direct…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Henderson v. Henderson: Motion for Extension of Time to Perfect Appeal Dismissed Due to Appeal Being Brought in Wrong Court

On a motion for an extension of time to perfect an appeal in the Ontario Court of Appeal, a judge is without jurisdiction to conclusively determine that the appeal was brought in the wrong Court due to being interlocutory…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law

Mask v. Silvercorp Metals, Inc: Leave to Appeal Dismissed in Class Action Context, Despite a Novel Issue in Law

On August 11, 2014, Justice Perell, sitting in the Ontario Divisional Court, released a decision in Mask v. Silvercorp Metals, Inc. addressing the test for leave to appeal an interlocutory order in a proposed class action, to…more
| Civil Procedure
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