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|Avoiding the Fire Sale: Protecting Your Security Interest Against Multiple Creditor Claims|
Jennie A. Buchanan, Christopher Petrucci; Bennett Jones LLP;
September 17, 2015, previously published on September 15, 2015The failure to perfect a security interest could result in losing property rights altogether in receivership proceedings despite being the owner of the property. A very recent example of this is the case of Wells Fargo Foothill Canada ULC v Big Eagle Hydro-Vac Inc., 2015 ABQB 546 (Wells Fargo).
|Significant Amendments Made to Bermuda’s Partnership Legislation|
Phelecia Barnett; Bennett Jones (Bermuda) Ltd.;
September 9, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015Bermuda is widely perceived as a blue chip offshore financial centre (not just in insurance and mutual funds) and continues to introduce new or amend existing legislation to attract more investors to use the jurisdiction.
|Cooperative Capital Markets System Publishes Revised Draft Legislation and Draft Regulations|
James Bartlett, Justin R. Lambert, John D. MacNeil, James T. McClary, Stephen P. Sibold; Bennett Jones LLP;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015On August 25, 2015, the participating jurisdictions of the proposed Cooperative Capital Markets System (the Cooperative System) published for comment a revised consultation draft of the uniform provincial/territorial Capital Markets Act (CMA) and draft initial regulations. The comment period is...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...