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|Growth in Real Household Income in Canada: 1984-2024|
Richard Dion, David A. Dodge, Michael Horgan; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015Canadians have just entered a decade during which their real disposable income will tend to grow at a much slower pace than in the past. Since 2007, Canadian households have pretty well maintained the same average pace of growth in their real disposable income (per capita) as in the preceding...
|Canada's Resource Revenue Transparency Rules Now in Force|
Eden M. Oliver; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015Canada's new Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act1 was proclaimed in force today,2 in keeping with the federal Government's committed timeline. The Act imposes mandatory reporting requirements for each entity engaged in the "commercial development of oil, gas or minerals"...
|A Little Less Murky: The Court of Appeal Clarifies the Line Between Oppression and Derivative Actions|
Christopher S. McKenna, Jason W.J. Woycheshyn; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 19, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015On May 26, 2015, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Rea et al v Wildeboer, clarifying the distinct role of derivative actions under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. The role is so distinct that the Court upheld a decision to strike a statement of claim as being plain and...
|Substantial Amendments to the Condominium Act will impact Condominium Developers and Corporations|
Leonard A. Gangbar, Natalia E. Iamundo, Andrew L. Jeanrie; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015The Province of Ontario recently introduced Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015, to amend the Condominium Act, 1998, largely in response to the immense growth and change in the condominium sector in Ontario in recent years.
|Getting a Seat at the Table: Proxy Access is Coming to Canada|
J. Paul D. Barbeau, James T. McClary; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015The topic of proxy access, or the ability of shareholders to nominate directors to the board, has again come to the fore of the Canadian corporate governance debate. The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), an organization whose members include pension funds, mutual funds and other money...
|Alberta's NDP Government and Potential Labour and Employment Policy Changes|
John R. Gilmore, Matthew J. Macdonald; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 8, 2015On May 5, 2015, Rachel Notley and her New Democratic Party (NDP) were elected to a majority provincial government in Alberta. This is the first change of the governing political party since the 1971 election. Changes to policy and legislation are widely expected as a result of this significant...
|More Provinces Crowd into Crowdfunding, but Not Yet Ontario or Alberta|
Bruce A. Hibbard, Michael N. Melanson, Usman M. Sheikh, Gary S.A. Solway; Bennett Jones LLP;
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 25, 2015On May 14, 2015, the securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the Crowdfunding Jurisdictions) announced that they have implemented, or expect to implement, exemptions that will allow Canadian start-ups and early-stage companies...
|The OSC Introduces Amendments to the Voluntary Delisting Rules in the TSX Company Manual|
Ronald W. Fichter, Kwang Lim, John D. MacNeil, Stephanie A. Romano; Bennett Jones LLP;
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015An issuer seeking to voluntarily delist its securities from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is now faced with new rules aimed at providing protection to its security holders, which may require security holder approval to proceed with the delisting. On April 30, 2015, the Ontario Securities...
|Canadian Securities Administrators Adopt National Policy 25-201 Guidance for Proxy Advisory Firms|
J. Paul D. Barbeau, Matthew R. Olson, William S. Osler, Lisa Telebar; Bennett Jones LLP;
May 27, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015On April 30, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) adopted National Policy 25-201Guidance for Proxy Advisory Firms. The Policy may be viewed on the websites of CSA members, including the Alberta Securities Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission.
|Miners Beware: Regulators Read Your Investor Presentations|
Abbas Ali Khan, Sander A.J.R. Grieve, Michael N. Melanson, Ali J. Naushahi; Bennett Jones LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015On April 9, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 43-309 - Review of Website Investor Presentations by Mining Issuers (the Staff Notice), which summarizes the findings of a review of 130 investor presentations (the Reviewed Presentations) posted on websites...