Document(s) published by this organization: 39
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|New Capital-Raising Initiatives for Alberta-based Start-up Businesses|
Kelly R. Ford, Juliamai L. Giffen, Karen Keck, Kevin Zhou; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 12, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016On 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 alternative for Alberta-based start-up businesses. The start-up business...
|Government of Canada Approves Pacific NorthWest LNG Project|
Bradley M. Eidsness, Donald E. Greenfield, William S. Osler, Vivek T.A. Warrier; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 12, 2016, previously published on September 28, 2016On 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.
|Helpful Amendments to the New Trade Reporting Rules Finalized|
Mark S. Powell; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 17, 2016, previously published on July 4, 2016On June 30, 2016, the securities regulators of Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon (the "Announcing Jurisdictions") announced that they had finalized certain amendments to the...
|Ontario Takes Action on Pension Funding Reform|
Mariette P. H. Matos, Susan G. Seller; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 17, 2016, previously published on August 4, 2016In November of last year, as part of its 2015 Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, the Ontario government announced its plans to review the current solvency funding rules for defined benefit (DB) pension plans. The expedited review was to focus on plan sustainability, affordability and benefit...
|Federal Court of Appeal: Government Failed to Adequately Consult with First Nations on Northern Gateway|
David W. Bursey, Radha D. Curpen, Francco De Luca, Brad Gilmour, Jessica E. Mathewson; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 17, 2016, previously published on July 24, 2016On June 23, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal delivered the Northern Gateway Project another procedural setback in its decision on Gitxaala Nation v Canada (2016 FCA 187). In a 2-to-1 split decision, the court overturned the federal Cabinet's June 2014 approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway...
|Alberta Announces Bill 20 - The Climate Leadership Implementation Act|
Thomas W. McInerney, Duncan M. McPherson, L. Alan Rautenberg; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 21, 2016, previously published on May 26, 2016On May 24, 2016 the Alberta government introduced Bill 20 - Climate Leadership Implementation Act (the CLIA). The CLIA establishes the legislative framework for Alberta's new carbon tax (referred to in the CLIA as the carbon levy). While many details are still to come in regulations that have not...
|Harmonized Discretionary Relief for New Trading Rules|
Mark S. Powell; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 19, 2016On June 17, 2016, pursuant to Multilateral CSA Staff Notice 96-301 (the "Notice"), the securities regulators of each Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan (the "Announcing Jurisdictions") announced that they were providing harmonized discretionary relief with...
|TSX Proposes Mandated Website and Updated Equity Compensation Plan Disclosure Requirements|
Juliamai L. Giffen, Matthew R. Olson, William S. Osler, Elyse P. van Spronsen; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 9, 2016The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has published for comment proposed amendments to the TSX Company Manual (Manual). If adopted, the amendments would, among other things, introduce mandated website disclosure for all TSX listed issuers (Part IV Amendments), and amend the current disclosure...
|Any Amendment Must be in Writing, Signed by the Parties|
Jonathan G. Bell, Preet K. Bell, Richard B. Swan; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016The English Court of Appeal recently held that an express clause in a contract requiring that any amendment be in writing and signed by the parties does not preclude oral or unsigned amendments to the contract. In holding that an oral amendment could be effective notwithstanding an “anti-oral...
|Ontario Encourages Gender Diversity Targets for Boards|
Harinder S. Basra, Juliamai L. Giffen, Adrienne Moore, William S. Osler; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 10, 2016The Ontario Government has announced a target that women comprise at least 40 percent of appointments to provincial boards and agencies by 2019 and is encouraging businesses to set gender diversity targets for their boards of directors.