Document(s) published by this organization: 49
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|Going Private Transactions in Canada's Energy Sector - On the Rise?|
James T. McClary, John M. Mercury, Jon C. Truswell; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 27, 2016, previously published on March 23, 2016Are going private transactions on the rise? Conditions are ripe for an increased number of private equity-led buyouts of public companies.
|Changes to Canada's Integrity Regime for Public Procurement Create Onerous New Reporting|
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby, George W. H. Reid, Jessica L. Roberts; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 8, 2016On April 4, 2016, Public Works and Government Services Canada (Public Works), the procurement arm of the Canadian federal government, announced amendments to rules, known as the Integrity Regime, governing the eligibility of suppliers to enter into contracts and real property agreements with the...
|An Introduction to the Division of Pension Benefits on Marriage Breakdown in Ontario - Part I|
Mariette P. H. Matos; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 24, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016The long-awaited reform of the family law provisions of the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (PBA) came into effect on January 1, 2012, and the passage of time has brought to light the challenges involving the new pension division rules. In a Six-Part Pension Division Series, for those who are required...
|Considering an Asset Sale Transaction? Be Aware of Shareholder Approval Requirements|
Jennifer L. Asquin, Brent W. Kraus, William S. Osler; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 24, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016In the current economic climate, many companies are seeking alternative means of accessing capital for their businesses, including selling assets when other means of financing may not be available. When considering an asset sale transaction, both buyers and sellers should ensure that the seller's...
|Alberta Confirms it Will Not Join Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System|
James Bartlett, Jeffrey Kerbel, Justin R. Lambert, James T. McClary, Jon C. Truswell; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016On March 29, 2016, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci formally announced that the Province of Alberta would not join British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and other jurisdictions in the creation of a national securities regulator. Minister Ceci's announcement re-affirms the position taken by...
|Alberta's Metis Consultation Policy|
Kelly D. Bray, Shawn M. Munro, Deirdre A. Sheehan, R. Blake Williams; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016Although formally approved by Cabinet in the fall of 2015, The Government of Alberta's Policy on Consultation with Metis Settlements on Land and Natural Resource Management (the Metis Settlements Consultation Policy) came into force and was publicly released on March 31, 2016. The Metis Settlements...
|Climate Change Related Pieces in Federal Budget|
Michael R. Barrett, Matthew Peters; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016Finance Minister Bill Morneau's first federal budget includes many of the environmental initiatives the Liberals raised in their election platform. The federal government's approach is to infuse environmental concepts into a broad range of policy initiatives. This update will highlight certain...
|Amendments to Early Warning Regime|
J. Paul D. Barbeau, Harinder S. Basra, John Lawless, Kwang Lim; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 21, 2016On February 25, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published final amendments to the early warning regime (the Amendments). The Amendments are consistent with the revised proposals released by the CSA on October 10, 2014. We discussed these proposals in our October 14, 2014 client...
|Ontario Releases Draft Carbon Market Details|
Michael R. Barrett, Sarah E. Gilbert, Thomas W. McInerney; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 18, 2016, previously published on March 1, 2016Ontario has released a proposed new statute called the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act, 2016 (the Climate Change Act). The Ontario government also released the Cap and Trade Regulatory Proposal (the Cap and Trade Regulation) and a Revised Guideline for Greenhouse Gas Emissions...
|Canada Implements New Take-Over Bid Rules|
J. Paul D. Barbeau, Georges Dubé, Brent W. Kraus, John E. Piasta; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 18, 2016, previously published on February 29, 2016The Canadian Securities Administrators Implement New Rules to Strengthen the Ability of Target Issuers and their Shareholders to Respond to Hostile Take-Over Bids