Document(s) published by this organization: 57
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|Do Building Permits Affect Title to Real Estate? A Consideration of MacDonald v. Chicago Title|
Simon P. Crawford; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 27, 2016, previously published on January 1, 2016No, although unfortunately, we have to overcome a December 2015 decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in order to support that "no". A decision that, in order to square with the legal framework of real estate law, will need to be either overturned or distinguished, filed away and...
|TSX Outlines Proposed Venture Exchange Reform|
James Clare, Christopher J. Doucet; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 21, 2015On December 17, 2015, the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV or the Exchange) published a White Paper on its proposed broad-based reforms to various TSXV rules, policies and strategies aimed at fostering renewed interest in the Exchange and its services in the wake of ongoing sluggish capital markets...
|Canada Signs Global Climate Change Agreement|
Hugo M. Alves, Michael R. Barrett, Jesslyn G. Maurier, Thomas W. McInerney, Duncan M. McPherson; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 14, 2015After many marathon negotiation sessions, Canada, along with 195 other countries, signed a new climate agreement this past weekend called the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement was adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
|Lessons from the Suncor-Canadian Oil Sands Shareholder Rights Plan Decision|
J. Paul D. Barbeau, Brent W. Kraus, Katie Miller, Alan Rankine; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015On December 14, 2015, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released its much anticipated decision (the Decision, Re Suncor Energy Inc., 2015 ABASC 984) concerning the 120-day shareholder rights plan adopted by Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COSL) in response to the unsolicited take-over bid for...
|ISS and Glass Lewis Announce 2016 Canadian Proxy Voting Guideline Updates|
Karen Keck, Jon C. Truswell, Elyse P. van Spronsen; Bennett Jones LLP;
December 23, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2016 proxy season. The ISS updates will apply to shareholder meetings of publicly traded Canadian companies occurring on...
|Alberta Securities Commission and Nunavut Securities Office Publish Proposed Start-up Business Exemption|
Bruce A. Hibbard, Matthew R. Olson, Alan Rankine; Bennett Jones LLP;
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2015The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and Nunavut Securities Office recently published for comment proposed Multilateral Instrument 45-109 Prospectus Exemption for Start-Up Businesses (the Proposed Exemption). The Proposed Exemption aims to facilitate capital raising by start-up and early-stage...
|Alberta Announces Climate Leadership Plan|
Thomas W. McInerney, Duncan M. McPherson, Katie Miller; Bennett Jones LLP;
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 22, 2015Today the Alberta government announced its Climate Leadership Plan (Plan) and released to the public the Climate Leadership Report to Minister (Report) it commissioned from the Climate Change Advisory Panel.
|The Gap, the Trap and the Binding Spring|
Darrel H. Pearson, George W. H. Reid; Bennett Jones LLP;
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2015In three decisions released concurrently by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) on September 18, 2015 (collectively referred to as the Bri-Chem trilogy), the CITT instructed the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that the CITT's legal interpretations of the Customs Act are binding on...
|Ontario Climate Change Policy Developments|
Michael R. Barrett; Bennett Jones LLP;
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015On November 24, 2015, the Ontario government released its long-term Climate Change Strategy (CCS) as part of the province's expanding climate change policy development process.
|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...