Ontario may soon become the first Canadian jurisdiction to implement a whistleblower program for suspected securities law violations.
On February 3, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued Staff...more
In Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc. released on July 18, 2014, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered whether a plaintiff seeking leave to commence a secondary market liability action under the Securities Act is...more
Ontario's statutory regime for secondary market liability came into effect in 2006 as a result of amendments to the Securities Act (Ontario) (the OSA), creating a statutory cause of action for deficient market disclosure....more
In Bayens v Kinross Gold Corp, released November 5, 2013, Justice Paul Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied the plaintiffs in a putative class action leave to advance a statutory claim for securities market...more
On July 25, 2013, Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released his decision (2013 ONSC 4083) certifying a proposed class action brought by the Ironworkers Ontario Pension Fund against Manulife Financial...more
Ontario's statutory regime for secondary market liability came into effect in 2006 as a result of amendments to the Securities Act (Ontario) (OSA), which created a statutory cause of action for deficient market disclosure....more
On May 21, 2013, Perell J. certified a proposed class action against certain defendants in Zaniewicz v. Zungui Haixi Corp. based on misrepresentations in Zungui’s IPO offering documents and other disclosure documents,...more
On June 21, 2013, amendments to the Ontario Securities Act (the Act) contained in Bill 65 — the Prosperous and Fair Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2013—were brought into force. Certain of the amendments have the potential to...more
In the recent decision of Tucci v. Smart Technologies Inc. (2013 ONSC 802), Justice Perell confirmed that the statutory cause of action for misrepresentation in a prospectus (set out in s. 130(1) of the Ontario Securities...more
On February 6, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario agreed to review its much discussed decision in Sharma v. Timminco Limited (2012 ONCA 107).
Timminco concerned a proposed class action in which...more
In the recent decision of Dugai, Murphy v. Manulife Financial Corporation (2013 ONSC 327), the Divisional Court confirmed the principle that defendants have no obligation to lead evidence on a motion for leave to assert a...more
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