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|Everything You Need to Know About Ontario's New Anti-SLAPP Law|
Derek J. Bell; Bennett Jones LLP;
November 6, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015On October 28, 2015, the government of Ontario passed the Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 (PPPA), designed to identify and eliminate strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). The PPPA is the result of an expert advisory panel's recommendations of 2010. In short, the...
|Report to the Government of Alberta on the Development, Renewal and Financing of the Government's plan for Spending on Capital Projects to 2019|
David A. Dodge; Bennett Jones LLP;
November 6, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015The purpose of this report is to set out the principles that should guide the Government of Alberta "on matters broadly relating to the development, reconsideration and renewal of the Government's plan for prioritization of and spending on capital projects, including without limitation of the...
|Key Policy Initiatives from Canada's New Liberal Government You Need to Anticipate|
John R. Baird, P.C., Eddie Goldenberg, C.M., Claire M.C. Kennedy; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 26, 2015 The Canadian election last week (October 19) produced a new government under Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. Defying speculation of a minority government, the Liberals won a clear majority, defeating the NDP and Stephen Harper's Conservative government to mark a decisive return to a...
|Preparing for the Unsolicited Bid|
Bruce A. Hibbard, Brent W. Kraus, Bradley D. Markel; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 8, 2015Market volatility, the recent decline in commodity prices, or in some circumstances a combination of these factors, has resulted in a significant decline in the trading prices of many Canadian public companies relative to historic levels. These market conditions give rise to the risk that companies...
|Simplified Rights Offering Rules Announced By Canadian Securities Administrators|
J. Paul D. Barbeau, Arnold Fridhandler, Matthew R. Olson, William S. Osler; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 21, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have announced that a revised rights offering regime for reporting issuers will come into force on December 8, 2015 (the New Rules).
|TSX Expands Exemptions Available to Interlisted Issuers|
Annie M. Alport, Jon C. Truswell; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 20, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015On September 10, 2015, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) published a Notice of Amendments to the TSX's Company Manual. The Amendments modify, expand and formalize certain exemptions available to issuers listed on the TSX which are also listed in another market (Interlisted Issuers).
|A Trend for Retailers to Avoid - Copyright Infringement Lawsuits Over Clothing|
Jeilah Y. Chan, Jesse I. Goldman, L.E. Trent Horne; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 05, 2015Katy Perry received a lot of attention for the dress she wore to the Met Ball this year, and not all of it was welcome. A Brooklyn artist thought that the dress was an imitation of graffiti that he painted in Detroit, and filed a copyright infringement action to enforce his rights.
|Avoiding the Fire Sale: Protecting Your Security Interest Against Multiple Creditor Claims|
Jennie A. Buchanan, Christopher Petrucci; Bennett Jones LLP;
September 17, 2015, previously published on September 15, 2015The failure to perfect a security interest could result in losing property rights altogether in receivership proceedings despite being the owner of the property. A very recent example of this is the case of Wells Fargo Foothill Canada ULC v Big Eagle Hydro-Vac Inc., 2015 ABQB 546 (Wells Fargo).
|Significant Amendments Made to Bermuda’s Partnership Legislation|
Phelecia Barnett; Bennett Jones (Bermuda) Ltd.;
September 9, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015Bermuda is widely perceived as a blue chip offshore financial centre (not just in insurance and mutual funds) and continues to introduce new or amend existing legislation to attract more investors to use the jurisdiction.
|Cooperative Capital Markets System Publishes Revised Draft Legislation and Draft Regulations|
James Bartlett, Justin R. Lambert, John D. MacNeil, James T. McClary, Stephen P. Sibold; Bennett Jones LLP;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015On August 25, 2015, the participating jurisdictions of the proposed Cooperative Capital Markets System (the Cooperative System) published for comment a revised consultation draft of the uniform provincial/territorial Capital Markets Act (CMA) and draft initial regulations. The comment period is...