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HTMLMarquee Energy Appeal Reaffirms Plans of Arrangement Law in Canada
Harinder S. Basra, Codie L. Chisholm, Duncan D'Arcy, Brent W. Kraus, Michael P. Theroux; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 8, 2016
In a decision released on November 15, 2016, the Alberta Court of Appeal allowed the appeal of Marquee Energy Ltd. (Marquee) from a prior decision of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta which had required, as a condition to any final approval of a plan of arrangement involving Marquee, Alberta...

 

HTMLPrivate Placement as Defensive Tactic Considered in Context of New Takeover Bid Rules
Kelly R. Ford, Brent W. Kraus, Linda Misetich Dann, Patrick J. Sullivan; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on November 1, 2016
On October 24, 2016, the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission (together, the Commissions) released their much anticipated reasons for their July 22, 2016, order, In the matter of Hecla Mining Company (Hecla), which provide guidance for issuers contemplating...

 

HTMLThe Latest Word on Subsequent Legislative History and the GAAR
Jared A. Mackey; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on November 01, 2016
Two recent decisions of the Tax Court involving the general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR), Univar Holdco Canada ULC v The Queen, 2016 TCC 159 [Univar] and Oxford Properties Group Inc v The Queen, 2016 TCC 204 [Oxford Properties], have added to the array of inconsistent and controversial case law on...

 

HTMLFederal Government Announces Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change
Michael R. Barrett; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016
The federal government, along with most of the premiers, signed a new pan-Canadian framework (the "Federal GHG Framework") on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Federal GHG Framework is intended to address climate change on a national platform. The federal government's approach to meeting its...

 

HTMLCybersecurity: United States Federal Trade Commission Strikes Again; Foreshadowing of things to come in Canada?
David A. Cassin, Ruth E. Promislow; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 20, 2016
The United States Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") strikes again. In the action by the FTC involving the cybersecurity breach of Toronto-based AshleyMadison.com (operated by Ruby Corp. and hereafter referred to as "Ashley Madison"), a settlement has been reached.

 

HTMLThe Lease of Your Worries: Preserving the Priority of a Lessor’s Interest in an Asset
Denise D. Bright, Aaron F. Rankin, Alexis E. Teasdale; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 22, 2016, previously published on November 08, 2016
Unless a long-term lease of an asset is registered in the Personal Property Registry (PPR), the leasing arrangement may fail to protect the priority of the lessor’s ownership interest. The Alberta Court of Appeal in Fast Labour Solutions (Edmonton) Limited v Kramer’s Technical Services...

 

HTML2017 ISS and Glass Lewis Updates to Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
Karen Keck, Bradley D. Markel, Kismat Nijjar, Jon C. Truswell; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 22, 2016, previously published on November 24, 2016
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co (Glass Lewis) have both released their updates to their respective Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2017 proxy season. The ISS updates apply to shareholder meetings of publicly traded Canadian companies occurring on...

 

HTMLGovernment of Canada Approves Pacific NorthWest LNG Project
Bradley M. Eidsness, Donald E. Greenfield, William S. Osler, Vivek T.A. Warrier; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 12, 2016, previously published on September 28, 2016
On 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.

 

HTMLNew Capital-Raising Initiatives for Alberta-based Start-up Businesses
Kelly R. Ford, Juliamai L. Giffen, Karen Keck, Kevin Zhou; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 12, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016
On 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...

 

HTMLFederal 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;
Legal Alert/Article
August 17, 2016, previously published on July 24, 2016
On 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...

 


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