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|TSX Provides Guidance to Emerging Market Issuers|
Tessa E.J. Guenther, Karen Keck, Kwang Lim, Yuping (Tina) Liu; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 18, 2015In recent years, emerging market issuers have faced greater scrutiny by Canadian regulators as a result of questions and concerns about issuers with significant business operations in emerging markets (emerging market issuers). In 2011, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) commenced a targeted...
|Breathing Room: The Alberta Court of Appeal Addresses the New Limitation Period for Third-Party Claims|
Christopher Petrucci; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015The limitation period for a defendant seeking contribution from a third party has changed. In last month's Alberta Court of Appeal decision of Whitecourt Power Limited Partnership v Elliott Turbomachinery Canada Inc., 2015 ABCA 252 (Whitecourt Power), the Court interpreted a recent amendment to the...
|Eliminating Tariffs on Information Technology (IT) Products: Expanded WTO List on the Horizon|
Sabrina A. Bandali, Jesse I. Goldman; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015On July 24, 2015 the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that negotiators had agreed on a list of products and draft declaration to expand the product scope of the 1996 Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The proposed "ITA 2" would eliminate tariffs on 20 additional products,...
|E-Signatures - Do They Change Ontario Real Estate Deals?|
Leonard A. Gangbar, Sandra Geddes, Jane C. Helmstadter; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 9, 2015Over the last 20 years, since the introduction of the electronic land registry system, real estate in Ontario has slowly been making its way into the electronic age. On July 1st, 2015 another step was taken. All real estate documentation may now exist and be signed electronically as the result of...
|Alberta Announces Revisions to GHG Legislation; Convenes Panel to Advise on Comprehensive Climate Change Strategy|
Thomas W. McInerney, Duncan M. McPherson; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 6, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015Today the Alberta government announced important changes to current climate change legislation, the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER). The government has stated that it would renew the SGER, which was set to expire on June 30th, with the following changes.
|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...