Document(s) published by this organization: 37
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|Private 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;
January 11, 2017, previously published on November 1, 2016On 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...
|The Latest Word on Subsequent Legislative History and the GAAR|
Jared A. Mackey; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 11, 2017, previously published on November 01, 2016Two 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...
|Marquee 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;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 8, 2016In 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...
|Federal Government Announces Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change|
Michael R. Barrett; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016The 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...
|Cybersecurity: United States Federal Trade Commission Strikes Again; Foreshadowing of things
to come in Canada?|
David A. Cassin, Ruth E. Promislow; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 20, 2016The 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.
|The 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;
December 22, 2016, previously published on November 08, 2016Unless 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...
|2017 ISS and Glass Lewis Updates to Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines|
Karen Keck, Bradley D. Markel, Kismat Nijjar, Jon C. Truswell; Bennett Jones LLP;
December 22, 2016, previously published on November 24, 2016Institutional 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...
|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...